Table of Contents
Who is growing in Africa?
Which sectors are growing in Africa?
The rise of manufacturing and business services in Africa
Where are companies growing in Africa?
A changing urban geography for FDI
An evolving urban hierarchy
Corporate presence – emergence of clusters
Talent and connectivity
Understanding risk and transparency
Real estate transparency
How do you grow successfully in Africa
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Africa has seen a surge of corporate interest and investment in recent years. Total FDI inflows into the region more than doubled since 2003 as international companies have sought to benefit from the sustained economic growth, rapid pace of urbanisation, emerging middle class and the myriad of other growth opportunities the African continent presents for international business.
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Corporate growth on the African continent has become the business of CEOs. President Obama’s 3 day Africa leaders’ summit in 2014 represented one of the latest in an increasing line of international summits, WEF sessions and top level business and government initiatives focused on boosting business growth and investment in the region. Africa’s growth is now firmly on the agenda at the highest level.
With continued economic volatility in many developed economies, and significant growth downgrades in many BRIC markets, Africa’s growth story has become even more compelling.
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With a number of economies including Mozambique, Zambia and Ethiopia, forecast to grow at a faster rate than many other emerging economies in the next 5 years, corporate growth strategies will need to be sustained. However many obstacles still remain in front of those international companies seeking to grow in Africa.
Africa’s cities are firmly on the radar of a growing number of international corporations. Home to some of the world’s fastest growing city economies, with a rapidly expanding urban middle class population, it is of little surprise that these urban centres have witnessed significant growth in corporate investment.
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The statistics speak for themselves. Total FDI inflows into the region more than doubled from $62.5 billion in 2003 to $128 billion in 2014. According to FDI intelligence from the Financial Times, the total number of FDI projects in 2014 exceeded 700, with a higher average project size of $174.5 million in 2014, up from $67.8 million in 2013. Africa’s share of global FDI has grown from 8% in 2013 to 17% in 2014. While Asia Pacific still accounts for the majority of FDI inflows, Africa has been the only region to see significant growth in its share of global FDI flows since 2003.
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Corporate Entry into Africa – A New Chapter: Jones Lang LaSalle
- 5 things to know about building business in Africa: Anthony Lewis, Director, Capital Markets, JLL Sub-Saharan Africa
- An Overview of the Hotel Real Estate Sector in Africa (Report): Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL)
- Africa: Firmly on the map
- Examining the State of Hotel Development in Africa
- JLL predicts increased hotel investment activity in Sub-Saharan Africa
- Why office space in Lagos is more expensive than New York (Infographic)
- Africa Attractiveness Survey 2015 – Making Choices: EY (Report)
- Lions go global: Deepening Africa’s ties to the United States
- Top four emerging & frontier property markets are from Africa – Botswana, South Africa, Zambia & Ghana: Cushman & Wakefield (Report)
- Time to rethink our view of Africa’s economy: Steven Schultz, Head of International Fund Solutions, MMI
- Foreign direct investment in Africa surges
- Hotel real estate sector in Africa set for strong growth: JLL
- The role of cities in Africa’s rise: KPMG (Infographics & Report)
- Property fund Mara Delta agrees to buy Tamassa Resort in Mauritius
- Nigeria – Racing ahead with ambitious infrastructure plans: This is Africa/Financial Times (Infographic & Report)
- JLL Acquires Trussard Property Consultants to Drive Further Growth in South Africa
- Real Estate Transparency Improves in Sub-Saharan Africa
- Why Marriott’s Expansion in Africa Could Mean Long-Term Gains
- Hotel developers will invest billions of dollars in African projects over the next few years
- How Africa is getting ready to welcome more travelers (Video)
- President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan (“GEJ”) of Nigeria is clueless, incompetent, and callous: 35 reasons why this is a big lie
- Africa Report 2015 – Real Estate Markets in a Continent of Growth and Opportunity: Knight Frank (Infographics & Report)
- The Africa Competitiveness Report 2015: WEF, AfDB, OECD & World Bank (Infographics & Report)
- Real estate: Building the future of Africa – PwC (Report)
- Rwanda – A new model for growth (Infographic & Report): This Is Africa & the Financial Times
- The 2015 African Retail Development Index (Infographics, Video & Report): AT Kearney
- Hospitality Market Snapshot 2015 – Oil Economies – Accra, Lagos and Luanda: HTI Consulting (Report)
- Private equity firm Abraaj is interested in buying Barclays Africa (Infographics & Video)
- US-Africa Business Forum: An interview with Tony Elumelu, Chairman of Heirs Holdings (Video)
- Shop Africa 2016 (Report & Infographics): Knight Frank
- Clare Akamanzi, COO, Rwanda Development Board (RDB): New Investment Codes Set To Boost Economic Growth (Video)
- South Africa still leads the rest of Africa on foreign investment
- 10 Myths of Hospitality Development in Africa (Report): Hotel Partners Africa (HPA)
- African economic growth: The twilight of the resource curse?
- Citigroup sees consumer companies as Africa’s hottest M&A space, says Africa Head of Investment Banking Miguel Azevedo
- Obama’s Africa Summit, the largest event ever held by a US President with African heads of state: Q&A with Pritzker and Bloomberg
- Nigeria beyond 2015: Insights on Africa’s largest economy
- Africa: The great opportunity
- Is Nigeria poised for a massive refining boom?
- The BRICS alliance makes no sense at all. So what?