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The Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund (EAIF) was established as the first company within the Private Infrastructure Development Group (PIDG). Managed by Ninety One, we provide long-term commercial debt to deliver inclusive and impactful infrastructure projects in Africa. 

Our Impact

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Total investment of US$23,526.2 million
23,704 permanent jobs created
34,650 short-term jobs created
84 completed projects
Benefitting 147.7 million people
Private sector commitment in 2020 of US$1.279 billion

Axian Telecom

Pan-Africa
Pan-Africa
Digital communications infrastructure
Digital communications infrastructure
Overall: US$420 million
EAIF: US$20 million
EAIF

Côte d’Ivoire clean energy hydro plant is first by an independent power producer

Cote D’Ivoire
Cote D’Ivoire
Power
Power
Overall: €174 million
EAIF: €25 million

Cameroon gets 420MW clean, green renewable energy boost

Cameroon
Cameroon
Overall: €1.26 billion
EAIF: €50 million

Sectors we work in

Social infrastructure - Housing
Social infrastructure - Housing
Power
Power
Digital communications infrastructure
Digital communications infrastructure
Water, sewage and sanitation
Water, sewage and sanitation
Manufacturing: inputs to infrastructure
Manufacturing: inputs to infrastructure
Gas transportation, distribution and storage
Gas transportation, distribution and storage
Transportation
Transportation
Agriculture-supporting infrastructure
Agriculture-supporting infrastructure
Mining and upstream gas
Mining and upstream gas

Applying for project support

If you are looking for debt finance for an infrastructure project in sub-Saharan Africa please talk to us.

EAIF mainly supports private sector infrastructure projects to create new or expand existing facilities. We welcome enquiries from companies in Africa and worldwide that want to grow their businesses in sub-Saharan Africa and share our commitment to the continent and its peoples. Enquiries are also welcome from  financial advisers and specialist consultants.

Latest news

Moody’s rating will attract fresh investment to Africa, says Martijn Proos

Kanika Saigal, the business editor at The Africa Report, wrote a piece on the new investment opportunities that EAIF’s A2 credit rating will bring. Also featured was EAIF’s stance on oil and gas projects in Africa – the latter which Martijn Proos said they only invest in “after a lot of cost-benefit analysis” – and… Read more »

EAIF plans to raise $500 million

Anthony Osae-Brown, Nigeria Bureau Chief, Bloomberg, reported on EAIF’s plan to raise up to $500mn over the next 3 years to invest in infrastructure projects across the African continent. “The fund is banking on increased interest in Africa from investors looking for bigger returns than they can get in Europe and the US,” Osae-Brown wrote, noting… Read more »

Martijn Proos interviewed by CNBC Africa

Martijn Proos was interviewed on CNBC Africa about the A2 credit rating EAIF received from Moody’s. “EAIF and PIDG would like to be the gateway to the African infrastructure asset class for institutional investors […]. The rating that we obtained by Moody’s will help them to understand our business and the credit profile,” he said.… Read more »

Our funders

 

The Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund (EAIF) was established as the first company within the Private Infrastructure Development Group (PIDG). Managed by Ninety One, we provide long-term commercial debt to deliver inclusive and impactful infrastructure projects in Africa. 

Biomass financing by EAIF to deliver 46MW renewable energy plant in Cote D’Ivoire

“EAIF rapidly moving towards green energy loan portfolio of 1000MW” The Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund – a Private Infrastructure Development Group (PIDG) company – announced on 10th June that it is lending €30 million to support the construction of a new €232 million, 46MW, biomass power station in Cote D’Ivoire. Located at Ayebo, 100km east… Read more »