Africa50 was established by African governments and the African Development Bank to help bridge Africa’s infrastructure funding gap by facilitating project development, mobilizing public and private sector finance, and investing in infrastructure on the continent. Africa50 focuses on medium-to-large-scale projects that have development impact while offering an appropriate risk-adjusted return to investors.
Bringing project development and financing together in one platform, we seek to provide support at every stage of the project cycle, through three investment vehicles:
Africa50 - Project Development: is dedicated to increasing the number of bankable infrastructure projects in Africa. It provides early-stage equity funding and project preparation capabilities and engages with stakeholders during the development phase to accelerate the process to financial close.
Africa50 - Project Finance: engages stakeholders near to or after financial close and funds infrastructure projects by providing equity and quasi-equity with flexible exit options.
Africa50 Infrastructure Acceleration Fund: aims at catalyzing further investment flows into African infrastructure by targeting private and institutional investors.
We prioritize investment in the Power, Transport, ICT and Midstream gas sectors, and recently expanded our scope to include Fintech, Health and Education infrastructure. In 5 years of operation, Africa50 has funded projects of an aggregated value of over $5 billion. Africa50 currently has 31 shareholders, comprising 28 African countries, the African Development Bank, the Central Bank of West African States (BCEAO), and Bank Al-Maghrib.