Africa Forum 2017: Managing business risk

Author: | Published: 28 Jun 2017

Even though M&A deal flow in Africa has remained steady in the past few years, there are still some obstacles to closing a transaction, according to panellists at IFLR’s Africa Forum in London

An estimated $100 billion is needed to spearhead growth on the continent, but just under half of that amount has been spent so far. And while participation of local finance and banks in financing projects and infrastructure is key, international companies and capital also need to be mobilised. This opens a host of issues that corporates and financial institutions alike need to consider when carrying out African deals.

"Buyers and sellers need to think about the human risk first – who do we have on the ground that knows the market – and about the potential for developing long-term relationships," Simon Nasta, general counsel at FBN Bank told delegates. "A...



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