Developing Africa through Public-Private Partnerships

A Public-Private Partnership is a partnership between a government agency and the private sector in order to deliver goods or services to the public. African governments and project sponsors need to be competitive in the global markets in order to attract public-private investment opportunities and capital. It is also the responsibility of African governments to help create a good quality of life for all citizens and to facilitate business friendly environments.

In the last four years, NPL Advisors has been working hard to engage public and private clients with regards to the development of much needed infrastructure in sub-Saharan Africa. Our work and clients are important to the continent. The investment sectors that we focus on are: Agribusiness (processing); Real Estate (residential & commercial); Infrastructure (transportation, ports, aviation, railways); Power (including renewable energy); Oil & Gas; Mining; Technology (telecoms and fintech) and Financial Institutions (banks & insurance companies).

We are delighted with the amount of clients and projects in our books. The companies that we are working with have high impact and bankable projects that require public and private investment. For the project originators, the funds raised will assist them in delivering their visions and goals. For the investor, the yields generated and returns on investment can be great. Public-Private Partnerships can also address the infrastructure and economic deficit in the continent by building better, stronger and greener infrastructure.

A major move by African governments to promote intra-African trade is the establishment of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA). This agreement was created by African Union nations. It requires members to remove tariffs from 90% of goods, allowing free access to commodities, goods and services across the continent. The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa estimates that the agreement will boost intra-African trade by 52% by 2022.

The world is now a global village linked by telecommunications and technology. The public-private partnership between governments and pharmaceutical companies and the developments in technology led to the speedy discovery of the COVID-19 vaccine which should now circumvent the virus. Life is going on, international trade has continued and each day, we learn new ways of living and working.

We at NPL Advisors will continue to work hard for the realisation of our clients’ projects and the economic expansion of sub-Saharan Africa. NPL Advisors have very experienced and seasoned advisors including Lawyers, Investment Bankers, Infrastructure, Energy and Technology Experts. We can structure, arrange deals and do the due diligence for the effective realization of projects. We are currently and actively looking for public and private investors to invest into scalable projects through debt, equity and mezzanine financing.

Are you a government agency, institutional or private investor looking for high impact and bankable projects to invest into in sub-Saharan Africa or are you a company or institution based in sub-Saharan Africa looking for inward investment? Please contact us on email: and mobile: +44 (0) 7754 433 482. We are happy and ready to assist you.

In the meantime, keep and stay safe.