Investment in Africa and the Bifurcation of Good and Bad Capital

Africa is not alone in struggling with corrupt and poorly behaved leadership in countries. However, countries with weaker democratic institutions and governance traditions are particularly susceptible, and it only takes a few financial institutions and professional advisors in otherwise respectable jursidictions to lose their moral compasses for corruption to flourish on an industrial scale. Fortunately, the majority of institutions and advisors play a straight bat (witness the EIB’s recent cancellation of loans to Africa). Nevertheless, referencing the scale of complicit corruption in other parts of the world does not help Africa – should we not aspire to a higher bar than that? Mo Ibrahim certainly thinks so.

Asoko Insight and Neu Capital Partner to Fuel the Growth of Africa and Australasia’s Most Extensive Dedicated Capital Matching Platform

Asoko Insight, Africa’s most comprehensive corporate data platform, and Neu Capital Africa, which discreetly matches global institutional investors with mid-market African businesses, have announced a partnership to enhance their respective offerings. The partnership will see Asoko combine their unique data acquisition model and corporate database of over 50,000 private African companies, with Neu Capital’s professional investor and corporate finance community in a confidential and curated on-line setting regulated by the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority.