CONTACT US

  eaif@ninetyone.com

  

The Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund is managed by Ninety One. EAIF is part of the Private Infrastructure Development Group, which is a multi-donor organisation with members from seven countries and the World Bank Group.

What we've achieved

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Total investment of US$20.082 billion
22,325 permanent jobs created
26,065 short-term jobs created
75 completed projects
Benefitting 141.5 million people
Private sector commitment in 2018 of US$1.218 billion
  • Contributing to political and economic stability
  • Helping eliminate poverty
  • Mobilising private sector capital
  • Stimulating economic progress
  • Attracting foreign direct investment
  • Encouraging small business creation
  • Supporting enterprising owners and managers
  • Creating lasting jobs
  • Building the essentials of sustainable progress

Cameroon gets 420MW clean, green renewable energy boost

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

Energy without borders – clean, renewable energy for Uganda and Tanzania

Tanzania
Tanzania
Uganda
Uganda
Energy Generation, Transmission & Supply
Energy Generation, Transmission & Supply
EAIF: USD 27 million

EAIF backs second Nigeria plant for Indorama Eleme Fertilizer & Chemicals

Nigeria
Nigeria
Energy Generation, Transmission & Supply
Energy Generation, Transmission & Supply
Overall: USD 1.1 billion
EAIF: USD 35 million

Sectors we work in

Affordable Housing
Affordable Housing
Energy Generation, Transmission & Supply
Energy Generation, Transmission & Supply
Telecoms & Digital
Telecoms & Digital
Water & Waste Services
Water & Waste Services
Infrastructure Components & Equipment
Infrastructure Components & Equipment
Gas Transport, Storage & Supply
Gas Transport, Storage & Supply
Transport
Transport
Agribusiness
Agribusiness
Mining
Mining

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

Liquid Telecommunications bond offering is fourth recent digital and telecommunications financing by EAIF

The Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund (EAIF), a Private Infrastructure Development Group (PIDG) company, has committed to buy up to US$50,000,000 of a bond issue by Liquid Telecommunications, that is being launched on Monday 22rd February 2021. The bond (“The New Note Offering”) aims to raise US$600 million which will be used to refinance existing debt… Read more »

EAIF cited as model for institutional investors

“Institutional investors have become increasingly open to non-traditional, high yield investment opportunities as they grapple with low yield environments”, writes Lade Araba in a blog for the African Venture Capital Association (AVCA).  Allianz Global Finance investment in EAIF cited as prime example. To read the full article visit the AVCA website at the link below. https://medium.com/afri-spective-by-avca/institutional-investors-are-all-rational-but-theyre-not-the-same-306011f8a43b

PIDG company Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund fills funding gap in Zimbabwe border crossing project set to stimulate trade and business investment

EAIF lends US$44 million in senior and junior debt Comprehensive modernisation of the entire border post Typical waiting times set to fall from 39 hours to three hours Community to benefit from infrastructure transfer The Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund (EAIF), part of the Private Infrastructure Development Group (PIDG) is lending US$43.7 million to a US$296… Read more »

Our funders

 

EAIF is funded by the governments of the United Kingdom, The Netherlands, Switzerland, and Sweden. It raises its debt capital from public and private sources, including Allianz, the global insurance and financial services company; Standard Chartered Bank; the African Development Bank; the German development finance institution, KFW, and FMO, the Dutch development bank.

Our door is open to institutional lenders, writes Martijn Proos

According to a report published in October 2020 by the Organisation For Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) 60% of the urban infrastructure that will be in place by 2030 is yet to be built. The OECD does not quantify what this means in Euros or dollars, though it must be in the trillions. It is both a huge challenge and a huge opportunity.