PFI magazine’s Global Yearbook 2020 names EAIF-backed project in Guinea, Multilateral Deal of the Year
The prestigious Thomson Reuters publication, Project Finance International (PFI) has published its Yearbook for 2020. It names Guinea Alumina Corporation’s (GAC) US$750 million development of port, rail and mining infrastructure as Multilateral Deal of the Year.
EAIF lends US$30 million to Kenmare Resources plc
Project supports Mozambique economic development, securing nearly 1,400 jobs EAIF lending US$30 million of US$145 million transaction Local economy to benefit from new road, causeway and energy infrastructure 7000 tonne earth-moving machine to be moved 20km on self-propelled transporter The Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund (EAIF) is lending US$30 million to Kenmare Resources plc as part… Read more »
EAIF: working with business to build stronger African economies
The Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund (EAIF) has developed a new PowerPoint presentation for use in new business development, seminars and conference platforms. The presentation explains EAIF’s mission, structure and role, how it is funded and the role of PIDG and Investec Asset Management. Three case studies of recent EAIF projects are featured, in transport, water… Read more »
An in-depth look at blended finance at work
Alternative Energy looks in-depth at the Private Infrastructure Development Group and its companies. Three recent EAIF projects feature to illustrate blended finance at work. Click here to read the full article starting on page 28.
EAIF Executive Director visits Ghana with United Kingdom development finance delegation
The Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund’s Executive Director, Emilio Cattaneo, was a member of a high-level British delegation that visited Ghana at the beginning of October. Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for International Development (DFID), Baroness Sugg, and Conservative Member of Parliament, Adam Afriyie were accompanied by senior officials from DFID. A senior… Read more »
Nairobi student accommodation note is first affordable housing transaction for the EAIF
PIDG company, the Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund (EAIF/the Fund) announced on 4th October that it has completed its first project in affordable housing in Africa. It is also its first transaction denominated in local currency, the Kenyan Shilling (KES). EAIF anchor investor in note issue First ever green bond issue in Kenya 5000 students to… Read more »
Clean, renewable energy for Rwanda
Watch the video story of the construction of a solar electricity plant
EAIF announces milestones for clean energy projects for Mozambique, Uganda and Tanzania
Two Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund (EAIF) renewable energy projects that will produce a total of 54MW of clean power have celebrated important milestones. Mozambique’s president declares Mocuba solar plant open Financial close reached for new Uganda-Tanzania Kikagati hydro power project On 10th August, Mozambique’s President, His Excellency Filipe Jacinto Nyusi, declared open the 40MW Central… Read more »
EAIF lends €40 million for new port facilities at Owendo Port to support Gabon Special Economic Zone
PIDG company, the Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund (EAIF) today, 5 August, announced that it has arranged the long-term debt finance for a €305 million new port development by Gabon Special Economic Zone Ports (GSEZ Ports) at Owendo, Gabon. Financial close reached Development at core of national diversification strategy EAIF mandated lead arranger & first project… Read more »
EAIF lends €28 million to Azito Energie’s power plant expansion in Cote D’Ivoire
PIDG company Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund lends €28 million to Azito Energie’s power plant expansion in Cote D’Ivoire.
EAIF invests US$40 million in Guinea
The Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund (EAIF), part of the Private Infrastructure Development Group (PIDG), is supporting investment in a large-scale project that will see expanded rail and port facilities in Guinea, driving economic growth in one of Africa’s poorest countries.
2018 PIDG Annual Review
EAIF is a member of the Private Infrastructure Development Group (PIDG). PIDG published its 2018 Annual Review on 28th May. It reflects on the successful delivery of innovative solutions across our key sectors and markets.
EAIF at R20 Austrian World Summit
R20, the international not-for-profit organisation championing renewable energy and other green infrastructure projects, is holding its 2019 World Summit in Vienna, Austria on 28th and 29th May. The event is organised by the University of Zurich (USC Arnold Schwarzenegger Institute), in partnership with The Climate Infrastructure Partnership.
Changes needed if Africa is to grow its energy infrastructure stock
African Financial Services Industry Conference (AFSIC) hears EAIF’s Emilio Cattaneo say changes needed if Africa is to grow its energy infrastructure stock.
EAIF’s Executive Director contributes to global infrastructure policy development
Emilio Cattaneo, The Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund’s Executive Director, participated in a day-long professional management day organised by the Global Infrastructure Hub on 15th April.
Triple success as EAIF takes glittering prizes at IJGlobal’s annual awards
IJGlobal, the specialist global infrastructure market intelligence organisation, has awarded projects supported by PIDG company, the Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund (EAIF), three prizes at its 2019 awards event.
World Water Day sees construction on track at multi-award-winning Rwandan bulk water public private partnership
The Water and Sanitation Corporation of Rwanda (WASAC) is the body primarily responsible for delivering the Rwandan government’s aim of 100% water availability. Fundamental to that ambition is the Kigali Bulk Water Supply Project (KBW), one of the first public/private partnership water supply and treatment projects to be undertaken in sub-Saharan Africa.
PIDG company The Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund awarded IJGlobal’s African Fundraising Deal of the Year
IJGlobal, the specialist global infrastructure market intelligence organisation, has awarded PIDG company The Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund (EAIF) its 2019 prize for African Fundraising Deal of the Year.
Energy without borders
PIDG company, The Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund lends US$27 million to hydro power project on the border of Uganda and Tanzania
Two EAIF supported projects win awards from PFI Thomson Reuters
Two EAIF supported projects win awards from PFI Thomson Reuters, one of the world’s leading infrastructure finance and market intelligence publications
PIDG launches five-year strategic plan
Today, the Private Infrastructure Development Group (PIDG) launched its Five-Year Strategic Plan.
An independent view
The case study here of EAIF, was written by Convergence, a membership organisation focussed on “blended finance;” where public-private partnerships enable the financing of infrastructure and other strategic projects in developing economies. You can read the full case study here – Convergence EAIF Case Study 2018. To learn more about Convergence please visit. https://www.convergence.finance/about. EAIF is grateful to Convergence for permission… Read more »
EAIF Executive Director leads session at PF4SDG
EAIF Executive Director leads session at PF4SDG on attracting commercial finance to large-scale water projects.
Financial close achieved for Cameroon’s Nachtigal hydro power plant
LONDON – Financial close of the €1.26 billion Nachtigal hydro power plant to be built in Cameroon was achieved on 24th December 2018. The total debt package of the project is €916 million.