Nuclear
November 28, 2022

Nuclear 2.0 is set to play a key role in our race to net zero

We anticipate nuclear funding to reach $100 billion a year by 2030, increasingly driven by privately financed innovative SMRs reaching commercial viability across the globe

Health tech
November 14, 2022

Health-tech: the next vertical to watch out for in Africa

Challenges facing health-tech After years of political instability across the continent, and constant competition between national governments, multilateral lenders, private […]

Tech
October 31, 2022

Catalysts for consolidation in Africa’s tech sector

M&A activity is being driven by bolt-on acquisitions as larger firms look for the most efficient and effective ways to grow their market share and capture new opportunities. 

Fundraising and africa
September 28, 2022

The fundraising market in Africa is growing, but it’s hard for startups

In the past few weeks African fundraises have definitely slowed, with the general pace of activity more moderate than this time last year. However, capital is continuing to flow into deals where companies can demonstrate a clear path to profitability and an open market to continue to scale.

Debt finance and climate tech
September 21, 2022

Debt financing within climate tech set to grow over the next few years

Over the next decade, it is expected that companies offering climate related technology, will garner the same attention from financiers as technology companies have enjoyed. Market capitalisation of green equities ballooned from under $2 trillion in 2009 to over $7 trillion by 2021, almost doubling its share of the global investable market from 4% to 7%. 

Green hydrogen
August 30, 2022

Green Hydrogen needs investment to meet its potential

Green hydrogen is now a key part of global governmental energy strategy, growing the current $150bn market to $600bn by 2050. The surge in oil and gas prices, and sudden risks of supply, has only accelerated commitment to fund technologies that improve production.

M&A
August 4, 2022

High-velocity M&A heats up amid market uncertainty

High-velocity M&A situations occur when companies that aren’t up for sale are approached by one or more buyers who can and want to move quickly to close a deal..

Governance
July 27, 2022

Good governance now has real value for Africa/MENA growth companies

Good governance may not be the most scintillating topic, but today it can deliver real value to growth company founders facing investors increasingly concerned about risk amid the current market uncertainty.

Microcredit
July 19, 2022

Africa’s leap from microcredit to embedded finance

Microcredit organisations have long served as the only source of affordable loans for Africa’s millions of unbanked or underserved MSMEs but they remain fundamentally limited in their reach and loan offerings.

Tech stocks
July 13, 2022

Tech stocks remain under pressure, but there’s light at the end of the tunnel

After the highs of the pandemic, it’s been a rough ride for tech stocks this year with valuations plummeting. But despite the downturn, there is already evidence the sector has plenty to offer.

tech-enabled commerce
June 23, 2022

The pivotal shift coming to Africa’s tech-enabled commerce space

Africa’s tech-enabled commerce sector has come a long way over the last decade and is now on the cusp of a significant shift. After years of development, some attrition along the way, the ecosystem is maturing, and winners are starting to emerge.

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