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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.


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

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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.