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On a visit to South Africa on 28th August, the UK Prime Minister announced £4bn of public sector investment in Africa over the next four years, which she is ambitious will be matched by the private sector.

The Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund (EAIF), today announced the financial close of its 11-year US$35 million loan to Indorama Eleme Fertilizer & Chemicals Ltd (IEFCL). The transaction is part of the financing of a US$1.1 billion expansion of the company’s existing fertiliser plant at Port Harcourt, Nigeria. The new plant is to be built alongside… Read more »

EAIF’s Emilio Cattaneo speaks at Africa Energy Forum on innovative finance tools for infrastructure development

Emilio Cattaneo (second right) speaking at the Africa Energy Forum in Mauritius in June. The annual Africa Energy Forum (AEF), now in its 20th year, attracts industry leaders active in developing energy infrastructure in Africa. This year’s AEF was held in mid-June in Mauritius and drew over 2,000 senior executives from governments, developers, equipment suppliers,… Read more »

EAIF-backed clean energy projects see power flow from hydro station in Uganda and work start on 40MW solar plant in Mozambique in same week

Two clean energy projects backed by the Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund took significant steps forward in the last week of June. The 5.4 MW Lubilia Kawembe Hydro (LKH) electricity generating station in Uganda was formally commissioned on 28th June. A day later, on 29th June, a ground-breaking ceremony saw work officially begin on the 40MW Central Solar… Read more »

PIDG plays a unique role in delivering innovative infrastructure solutions

Click on the link to watch PIDG CEO, Philippe Valhau talk about how PIDG transforms lives.

EAIF Executive Director joins distinguished panel at British Academy event

EAIF Executive Director, Emilio Cattaneo, joins distinguished panel at British Academy event on overcoming challenges to sustainable development.

EAIF’s first project in Mali wins African Utility Week award

PIDG company Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund’s first project in Mali wins African Utility Week award – 7th award for an EAIF project this year

EAIF announces 2017 impact results

Read EAIF’s development impact results in the Private Infrastructure Development Group’s (PIDG) 2017 Annual Review.

Three more awards go to projects backed by the EAIF

Three more awards go to projects backed by the Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund, a company of the Private Infrastructure Development Group

PIDG companies GuarantCo and EAIF arrange finance for LPG storage facility in Ghana

  Ghana – May 10, 2018 – PIDG company GuarantCo has signed a deal with Quantum Terminals to support the operations of Quantum’s LPG storage business in Ghana.

EAIF-backed Kigali water project wins Water Deal of the Year award

In an online vote of water industry professionals from across the world, the 2018 World Water Summit, “Water Deal of the Year Award” went to Kigali Water Limited (KWL).

PIDG – Evolving to deliver greater development impact

The Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund’s parent company, The Private Infrastructure Development Group (PIDG), is changing. A new governance structure will formalise and embed collaborative working between EAIF and all of PIDG’s companies. Our combined offer allows us to invest at different stages of the development cycle, bringing more projects from concept to reality in the… Read more »

EAIF raises US$385 million in new debt financing to drive five-year business plan

The Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund (EAIF), managed by Investec Asset Management (IAM), today announced that it has successfully completed its latest fundraising round, raising US$385million in new long-term debt capital to invest in Africa.  The new funds will be used over the next five years to continue EAIF’s core strategy of mobilising private sector capital… Read more »

EAIF project wins IJGlobal African Water Deal of the Year award

In Kigali, Rwanda, Kigali Water Limited (KWL), is to build the first bulk surface water supply public private partnership in sub-Saharan Africa.