Invest Africa, a business and investment platform for African markets, has joined forces with pan-African consultancy APO Group to help promote trade across the continent.
The partnership aims to increase investment in Africa and drive prosperity for all Africans during the recovery from Covid-19.
Invest Africa works with more than 400 private equity firms, development finance institutions, venture capital funds and multinational organisations under the umbrella, including Absa Group, Afreximbank, Aon, Bank of America, Dangote, DHL, DLA Piper, Moody’s, Olam and PwC.
In 2018, Invest Africa merged with the Business Council for Africa, an organisation that is historically known for promoting trade and economic development in Africa since 1956.
Meanwhile, consultancy APO Group works with companies in all 54 African countries, helping organisations build stronger footholds in Africa in order to boost local economies and promote investment. Its global media channels deliver African stories to new audiences around the world, creating awareness and opening up business opportunities.
Karen Taylor, CEO of Invest Africa, said: “As Africa looks to recover from Covid-19, the private sector will have an essential role to play. At Invest Africa, we are committed to supporting African businesses and bring with us the expertise of our multinational network. APO Group’s experience and reputation in Africa will help us to open doors and build new relationships. Together, I believe we can play a key role in Africa’s socio-economic growth.”
Nicolas Pompigne-Mognard, APO group founder and chairman, said: “The work being done by Invest Africa is essential in driving much-needed investment into African economies. For decades, they have played an important role in connecting multinational organisations with their African counterparts, creating unique business opportunities. I believe that, in partnership, Invest Africa and APO Group can help keep the continent on an exciting growth trajectory.”