Sponsors

  • RMB at a glance

    Rand Merchant Bank (RMB) is a leading African Corporate and Investment Bank and part of one of the largest financial services groups in Africa – FirstRand Limited. We offer our clients innovative, value-added advisory, funding, trading, corporate banking and principal investing solutions.

    As the Corporate and Investment Banking arm of FirstRand Limited, we have a presence in Namibia, Botswana, Lesotho, Swaziland, Mozambique, Zambia, Tanzania, Kenya, Ghana and Nigeria, as well as the UK, UAE, India and China.

    For more information please visit: www.rmb.co.za

  • Clifford Chance has been active in Africa for over 40 years and has been involved in many landmark transactions. We have a dedicated Africa Group comprising over 200 lawyers, with significant experience working on African related transactions.

    With over 50 countries in Africa, there are diverse legal traditions. This diversity is reflected in our Africa Group focus on separate legal zones. We have in-depth knowledge of commercial and legal developments in each of these regions, allowing us to continuously be at the forefront of developing innovative solutions in the light of our clients’ changing needs and the dynamics of the current market. We bring our global experience into the African context across the full range of legal products, across various sectors, including TMT. We provide cross-border and cross-jurisdictional advice, drawing on our global network of offices and lawyers.

    For more information on our Africa Practice, please click here. And for more information on our TMT practice, please click here.

  • Investing Across the TMT Spectrum
    IFC channels investments toward private companies that bridge the digital divide by building modern communications infrastructure and information technology businesses. By making technology more widely available in developing countries, these investments give local populations access to the latest applications, systems, best practices & wider markets, accelerate GDP growth and increase productivity.
    Our TMT Clients: Our clients range from tech start-up firms to global mobile operators. For smaller firms we offer venture financing, encouraging private sector investment in markets traditionally considered too risky. For larger firms we offer debt, syndication and loan guarantees. IFC in TMT: 20+ Years experience making TMT investments in emerging markets; Arranged and provided $8.3 billion in financing to over 115 telecom and IT projects in developing countries; Global TMT investment team with offices in over 80 countries. IFC is: Largest multilateral source of private sector financing in emerging markets; Resources and know-how of a global development bank with the flexibility of a merchant bank; Promoter of environmental, social, and corporate governance standards; $50+ billion portfolio spread across 111 countries in over 2000 companies. Financial Products: Equity and Early Stage Equity; Quasi-Equity; Subordinated Debt; Risk Guarantees ; Revolving Credit Loans; Project and Corporate Loans; Syndications; Local Currency Financing. TMT Investment Areas: Telecoms; Satellite; Sub-Marine Cables; Wireless/Cellular; Fiber Backbones; Broadband; Towers; Managed Services; Media; Infrastructure; Applications ; Content; Technology; Information Security; Data Centers e/m Payment Systems; IT & IT Enabled Services; Hardware/Devices

Media Partners

  • Capital Markets in Africa is the leading “one-stop” platform dedicated to Africa’s fastest-growing financial, capital markets and wealth management industry. Capital Markets In Africa aim to support local and International investors, senior decision makers, institutions, policy makers or individual investors interested in the Africa by providing a platform for timely news, bespoke and in-depth analysis and research, expert features and economic outlooks, as well as “key risks and opportunities” available on the African continent.

    WANT access to African financial and capital markets as well as the Africa ever-increasing Growth Story or want to simply keep an eye on what’s trending in Africa’s Capital Markets! THINK Capital Markets in Africa. Visit us at www.capitalmarketsinafrica.com/

  • Oxford Business Group (OBG) is a global publishing, research and consultancy firm, which publishes economic intelligence on the markets of Asia, the Middle East, Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean.

    OBG offers comprehensive analysis of macroeconomic and sectoral developments, including banking, capital markets, energy, infrastructure, industry and insurance.

    OBG’s acclaimed economic and business reports are the leading source of local and regional intelligence, while OBG’s online economic briefings provide up-to-date in-depth analysis. OBG’s consultancy arm offers tailor-made market intelligence and advice to firms operating in these markets and those looking to enter them.