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2017

Emilio Cattaneo promotes EAIF model at global legal firm’s London infrastructure finance conference

Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund Executive Director, Emilio Cattaneo, was one of four panel speakers at a conference held by the worldwide legal practice, DLA Piper, jointly with risk advisory specialists FTI Consulting, in London on 29th November.

Clean, safe, reliable water for up to 500,000 Rwandans

Clean, safe, reliable water for up to 500,000 Rwandans as Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund backs private sector water supply project in capital city.

Planet Earth Institute meeting hears about EAIF’s energy infrastructure track record

In late October 2017, EAIF’s Executive Director, Emilio Cattaneo and Roland Janssens, a director at EAIF’s fund manager, Investec Asset Management, participated at an Africa Breakfast Club meeting in London, organised by the Planet Earth Institute (PEI). During an open forum session, moderated by PEI’s chair, Lord (Paul) Boateng* (pictured above with Emilio Cattaneo), EAIF’s representatives explained… Read more »

Lender to Tororo solar north farm says Uganda’s renewable energy policies “African power success story.”

The Chairman of the Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund (EAIF), which is part of the Private Infrastructure Development Group, has praised Uganda’s commitment to developing renewable energy. In a syndicate led by the Dutch development finance bank, FMO, EAIF and FMO loaned US$14.7 million to Building Energy, the developers and operators of the US$19.6 million Tororo… Read more »

Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund and FMO provide US$29.3 million to refinance the Bugoye hydro-electric power station in Uganda

The Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund (EAIF) and FMO, the Dutch development bank, are jointly lending US$29.3 million of Senior Debt with a 12-year term to refinance the 13MW Bugoye hydro-electric power plant in Western Uganda. The plant, which has 98% availability, has been producing electricity since 2008.

EAIF backs upgrades and expansion at two Madagascar airports.

First airport infrastructure project for EAIF “A step change for Madagascar’s economic development drive”, says EAIF chairman

Life-changing infrastructure helps 31m people in Africa and Asia

The Private Infrastructure Development Group opened up access to life-changing infrastructure designed to boost economies and combat poverty for 31 million people, last year.

Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund announces first project in Mali

The private sector Malian power plant operator, Albatros Energie Mali (AEM), is to build a 90MW HFO-fueled power station in the Kayes region of the country, adding 30% to Mali’s effective base load electricity capacity.

EAIF manager wins Credit Deal of the Year award for IHS Nigeria US$800 million bond issue

At an awards ceremony at London’s Savoy Hotel on 1st June, the Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund (EAIF), shared in the congratulations when its manager, Investec Asset Management, won the Credit Deal of the Year award from Private Equity Africa. The award marks the successful US$800 million bond issue by IHS, one of Nigeria’s leading telecommunications… Read more »

Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund backs better future for Senegal with €6.6 million loan to expand power station

Tobene ll expansion to raise output by 19MW to 115MW In a boost to the independent power sector in Senegal, the Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund (EAIF) is increasing its lending to Melec PowerGen (Matelec Group), the owner and operator of the Tobene power station in Senegal. The new B loan of €6.6 million is part… Read more »