InfraCo Africa seeks to alleviate poverty by mobilising private sector expertise and finance to develop high quality infrastructure projects in sub-Saharan Africa.
A challenge and an opportunity
Infrastructure development is capital intensive and dependent on foreign direct investment in emerging markets. Africa’s annual infrastructure funding needs have been estimated to exceed US$120bn, a cost that can’t be met solely by the public sector. However, projects struggle to mobilise sufficient private sector investment, particularly during the earliest stages of development when resource, regulatory frameworks and commerciality might be unproven.
InfraCo Africa can help
We provide funding and expertise to projects at their earliest stage, enabling them to grow from an initial concept to a bankable investment opportunity. We can work with projects directly where they already have an experienced lead developer, or we can provide on-the-ground project development expertise through our own developer teams. We can also provide equity to fund the construction of pioneering projects or for innovative infrastructure businesses that need to scale-up and demonstrate commercial viability to attract further investment.
Our involvement reduces the risks and costs associated with early stage project development, ensures international standards are met, and facilitates private sector investment.
InfraCo Africa receives funding, through PIDG’s publicly funded trust, from governments in the UK (DFID), the Netherlands (DGIS) and Switzerland (SECO). To date, we have received US$171 million in funding. We were established and operate as a private limited company which is registered in England and Wales.
We have teams of experienced professionals who have the skills needed to develop projects into high quality, sustainable investment opportunities.