We mobilise capital from private sources to lend to businesses creating, improving or expanding infrastructure in Africa. We provide long-term debt on commercial terms to infrastructure projects in Africa, particularly in fragile states where conventional lenders are often averse to the risks involved. The Fund lends to infrastructure projects mainly owned, managed and operated by private sector businesses.
The Fund engages with businesses with skilled management teams committed to high standards of corporate behaviour. All the projects we support must have clear potential to improve economies and help reduce poverty.
Project promoters can be wholly owned in Africa, joint ventures with other African or non-African businesses, or international businesses expanding in Africa or entering African markets for the first time.