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Cameroon’s Caisse Nationale de Prévoyance Sociale (CNPS) and SBM in Mauritius put money into Africa Finance Company‘s influence infrastructure mission

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Africa Finance Company (www.AfricaFC.org), the main infrastructure options supplier in Africa, has obtained new fairness investments from Caisse Nationale de Prévoyance Sociale (CNPS), Cameroon’s public pension fund, and SBM Capital Market Securities Ltd., one of many main investment-grade monetary companies suppliers in Mauritius, additional increasing its shareholder base.

The investments mark a pattern of African institutional traders—together with pension funds, insurance coverage firms and monetary establishments—diversifying their portfolios from conventional asset lessons corresponding to bonds and listed equities to work with AFC on closing the continent’s infrastructure hole and unleash prosperity.

CNPS is the most important pension fund in Cameroon, tripling its earnings during the last 5 years; whereas SBM Capital Market Securities is a subsidiary of SBM Holdings Ltd., one of many largest and most diversified monetary companies suppliers in Mauritius, with practically US$8.3 billion in belongings underneath administration. SBM joins an extended listing of investment-grade rated shareholders of AFC and is the second investor from Mauritius, following a subscription from the Nationwide Pensions Fund and Financial savings Fund in 2022.

Institutional traders in AFC embody Public Funding Company (PIC) of South Africa, the Seychelles Pension Fund and the Nationwide Pension Fund (NPF) and Nationwide Financial savings Fund (NSF) of Mauritius. AFC gives shareholders risk-adjusted publicity to African infrastructure, with sturdy returns, low correlation to conventional asset lessons, long-term steady and predictable money flows, inflation hedging properties, and low default charges. The Company recorded an impressive efficiency in its newest monetary yr, rising whole belongings by 23% to US$10.5 billion and growing revenue by 36% to US$285.9 million.

Diversifying the shareholder base with institutional traders like CNPS and SBM supplies a big increase to AFC’s capital profile, enhancing the Company’s capability to ship de-risked, transformational infrastructure initiatives. Current initiatives embody a joint improvement settlement with Trans Connexion Congo (TCC) to construct mass transit in Kinshasa to enhance mobility throughout the DRC, and the event of a Particular Financial Zone (SEZ) with ARISE IIP and the federal government of Sierra Leone to maximise worth seize and import substitution throughout core sectors.

In Cameroon, AFC has invested over US$300 million so far in infrastructure initiatives together with the Nachtigal Hydro Energy Firm, a 420MW energy station that can increase Cameroon’s put in capability by 30% and slash the price of energy era, and the modernization and growth of Cameroon’s nationwide refinery, Société Nationale de Raffinage (Sonara). Together with the fairness funding, CNPS has signed an MOU with AFC to collaborate on figuring out, growing and financing infrastructure and industrial initiatives in Cameroon.

The funding from SBM builds on current ties between AFC and Mauritius, the domicile for subsidiaries AFC Fairness Funding Restricted and AFC Capital Companions. As of 2022, AFC Fairness Funding Restricted held greater than US$1 billion of the Company’s fairness investments, whereas AFC Capital Companions is the Company’s asset administration firm, centered on infrastructure and climate-resilient investments with an preliminary US$500 million goal fund measurement.

The Director Common of the CNPS, Noël Alain Olivier Mekulu Mvondo Akame, commented: “CNPS’s funding in AFC is in step with continued efforts to diversify our funding portfolio. We’re proud to companion with a multilateral monetary establishment like AFC with a wonderful observe report of delivering transformational infrastructure initiatives with sustainable influence in Africa, while sustaining a prudent danger profile.”

Shailen Sreekeessoon, Government Director and Chief Government Officer of SBM (NBFC) Holdings Ltd., mentioned: “We’re delighted to companion with AFC, which has a confirmed historical past of main progressive options for infrastructure and industrial improvement while creating sturdy values for its shareholders. Our funding will contribute to AFC’s efforts in fostering extra sturdy pan-African collaboration to speed up inclusive and sustainable financial development throughout the continent. We’re assured that this funding will assist reinforce the partnership between our two establishments and look ahead to a fruitful partnership forward.”

Samaila Zubairu President & CEO, Africa Finance Company mentioned: “African institutional traders play a crucial function in mobilising the capital urgently wanted for the continent’s improvement, so we warmly welcome CNPS and SBM Capital Market Securities as fairness traders in AFC. This milestone is proof of AFC’s function because the companion of alternative for infrastructure funding on the continent to deepen financial integration, allow import substitution, and develop Africa’s manufacturing and industrial capability.”

AFC has been worthwhile yearly since inception, rising from the preliminary seed capital of US$1.1 billion to a stability sheet measurement of about US$10.5 billion at the moment. The Company’s A3 investment-grade score from Moody’s has been reaffirmed 9 years in a row, making AFC one of many highest-rated monetary establishments in Africa. The Company has 40 member nations and has disbursed US$11.5 billion in crucial infrastructure initiatives throughout Africa during the last 16 years of operation.

Distributed by APO Group on behalf of Africa Finance Company (AFC).

Media Enquiries:
Yewande Thorpe
Africa Finance Company
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About AFC:
AFC was established in 2007 to be the catalyst for personal sector-led infrastructure funding throughout Africa. AFC’s strategy combines specialist trade experience with a concentrate on monetary and technical advisory, venture structuring, venture improvement, and danger capital to deal with Africa’s infrastructure improvement wants and drive sustainable financial development.

Sixteen years on, AFC has developed a observe report because the companion of alternative in Africa for investing and delivering on instrumental, high-quality infrastructure belongings that present important companies within the core infrastructure sectors of energy, pure sources, heavy trade, transport, and telecommunications. AFC has 40 member nations and has invested US$11.5 billion throughout Africa since inception.


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