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The East African : March 10th 2014
The EastAfrican 34 OUTLOOK MARCH 8-14,2014 S P E CI AL R E P O R T Rise in investors demand for financial advice Local and inte≥national investo≥s a≥e looking fo≥ new ma≥kets in which to g≥ow thei≥ wealth A SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT The EastAfrican I ncreased investments in the East African region have seen a rise in demand for professional advisory services and management of finances as businesses seek to safeguard their investments. Investors seek advice on how to raise capital for investments that include new businesses and products, and opening subsidiaries. Investors identify advisers whom they involve in their investment plans, transactions, and mergers and acquisitions. The past decade has seen unprecedented growth in Africa. With local and international investors looking for alternative markets in which to grow their wealth, advisory firms have lots of opportunities ahead. With emerging Asian econ- omies such as China and India scrambling for a stake of the continent’s natural wealth, demand for advisory services is expected to grow. More than 50 per cent of mergers and acquisitions in Africa and across the globe do not provide investors with the value and the expected investment growth, according to the global audit, tax and advisory services firm KPMG. Many deals have led to firms collapsing as some are closed in a hurry and with the investors having little knowledge about their target markets. Mergers and acquisitions are expected to double in the next five years in Africa. Another report, Deal Driv- ers Africa 2013, by business analysis group Mergermarket, in collaboration with Nedbank and Ecobank, indicates that almost 1,650 M&A deals have taken place in Africa since 2006. Mergers and acquisitions worth about $276 billion have taken place on the continent chairman of the Capital Markets Authority. African Alliance Kenya In- vestment Bank Ltd, through its investment banking division, offers corporate finance and advisory services. The licenced investment bank has been operating in Kenya since 2001 and has wide experience in providing services such as raising capital, corporate finance, privatisation, debt issuance and debt restructuring. A new investor into the re- INTERESTED Recent investors in the region include the largest industrial conglomerate in West Africa, Dangote Group of Nigeria and the Indian Telecommunications Company Bharti Airtel, that bought Zain’s African assets for $10.7 billion. Bharti choose to establish its African headquarters in Nairobi and so did Google whose regional head office is also in Nairobi. Investors have many options and need advice on competitive positioning and market assessment. Picture: File since 2006 according to the publication. Kenya’s Capital Markets Authority (CMA) grants licences to institutions willing to operate as investment banks under the Capital Markets Act and Regulations. In Kenya, experts said the devolved government has created more opportunities for advisory firms. “Counties need to start talking to experts on the mechanics of determining the most appropriate structure. The Capital Markets Authority can only provide the necessary environment, but industry players and counties need to conceptualise and implement funding solutions. There are a number of CMAlicensed and approved transaction advisors in Kenya,” said Kung’u Gatabaki, the Plastic Products Manufacturers, Recyclers & Importers gion needs advice when venturing into the market. Advisory firms offer advice on all aspects of the pre-marketing process, including competitive positioning and market assessment and even develop a list of profiled and pre-qualified prospective institutional investors. Africa Alliance provides lo- cal and on-the-ground investment banking services across the continent, and their clients include national governments, municipalities, parastatals, pension funds and large- to medium-sized public and private companies. Plastic recycling and manufacturing offers versatile and quality product for use in our homes, work places, supermarkets, schools, hospitals. Plastic recycling and manufacturing offers versatile and quality product for use in our homes, work places, supermarkets, schools, hospitals. The Daily Nation will on June 6th, 2013 publish an authoritative and comprehensive feature on Kenya’s Plastics Industry. It will seek to highlight the following areas, among others: · · · It will seek to highlight the following areas, among others: • Policy guiding the Plastics manufacturers and recycling Industry • Suppliers, exporters of plastics manufacturing machinery and equipment • Opportunities for the wider East African market Policy guiding the Plastics manufacturers and recycling Industry Suppliers, exporters of plastics manufacturing machinery and equipment Opportunities for the wider East African market To advertise on this feature contact Washington Anemba on 0713 738 910, 020 328 8657 or Email: email@example.com. To advertise on this feature contact David Wanyonyi on +254 720 684 854 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. The East African will on the issue of 15th - 21st March, 2014 publish an authoritative and comprehensive feature on East Africa’s Plastics Industry.
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