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Infrastructure Morning Essentials

Monday, April-21-17

Opportunities

Five States across Nigeria to build solar-powered mini-grids (more)

The Mauritius-Africa Fund (MAF) has launched an Expression of Interest for local and foreign companies for development projects in Côte d’Ivoire. (more)

Egypt’s public transport a matter of real urgency (more)

Uganda: Works Takes Lion’s Share of Shs29 Trillion Budget going towards major infrastructure development projects such as roads and the railway. (more)

Kenyan Property Market interview with Fahari’s CEO (more)

Deals and Projects

InfraCo Africa invests $1.65 million in Nigerian solar project  (more)

Access Quaint Solar Nigeria Ltd, has secured a convertible loan agreement worth $1.25 million for the development of the Abiba solar project in Kaduna State, Nigeria. (more)

Design of Africa;s largest solar plant in Garissa Kenya gets ready (more)

Construction of road linking Mombasa to rail terminus starts (more)

Government of Zambia has engaged two Chinese railway companies to undertake a re-capitalisation study for Zambia Railways Limited (ZRL) to enhance its operations. (more)

Lifestyle Estates to build a Sh 3.5 billion estate in Tatu City (more)

The Kenya Railways Corporation has hired consultants to help determine the tariffs for the standard gauge railway (SGR). (more)

EU-Tanzania seal $205m investment deal.  The money will be used to finance priority expenditure in the Second Five Year Development Plan, particularly in the agriculture, energy, health and industrial development . (more)

Chinese companies to help upgrade and deepen Walvis Bay port in Namibia (more)

Funds

Enko Capital has launched Enko Africa Debt Fund (EADF) with a $200 million (Sh20.4 billion) assets under management. (more)

Frontier Energy II Achieves First Close of USD 116 million  Frontier Energy II, an investment fund focused on developing, constructing and operating renewable energy projects in Sub-Saharan Africa. (more)

Investors Hospitality Property Fund (HPF) are expanding outside South Africa (more)

Listed Indian firm Tata Housing Development Company has announced plans to raise Sh15 billion for residential and commercial properties in major towns in Kenya, Tanzania and other countries. (more)

New ETF Big50 Ex-SA ETF listed on the JSE   aims to boost investment in Africa (more)

 Impact

Why the smart money is heading for African infrastructure (more)

Why investors are Africa-optimists (more)

54 states and infrastructure financing challenges in Africa (more)

Water Financing Trends (more)

AfDB Calls for a “Revolution” in Providing Energy Access Solutions (more)

Regulatory

Kenya’s new law to require solar water heating in urban buildings (more)

Zambia is expected to sign a statutory instrument (SI) to compel shopping malls and housing units being constructed to install solar systems to cushion the power deficit. (more)

Macroeconomic

Angola Government Sees More Growth and Slower Inflation in 2017 (more)

Private Equity Market

Africa Private equity activity grows (more)

Private equity to inject billions into Africa (more)

Digital deal sourcing and the future of Africa PE Funds (more)