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INFRACONNECT, ORGANIZED BY THE AFRICAN CATALYST IS A PLATFORM DESIGNED TO FACILITATE MEANINGFUL CONNECTIONS BETWEEN VARIOUS STAKEHOLDERS IN THE EARLY STAGES OF INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS.

InfraConnect serves as a bridge between project owners (developers), enablers (consultants, advisors, government agencies), and capital providers (investors, banks, financial institutions). It aims to foster relationships and collaborations that can drive the successful initiation and execution of infrastructure projects.

InfraConnect provides an intimate yet a professional set-up for one-to-one meetings to take place between developers and investors in a consequential manner.

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Pre-Qualified Attendees

Our team of professionals ensure the authenticity of all the developers and investors involved in one-to-one meetings along with the legitimacy of their requirements.

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Value-driven Interaction

Our agenda-driven approach to these meetings ensures that the interaction is substantial and productive for all the stakeholders involved.

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Various Event Opportunities

Meet Pan-African TAC members at over 100 networking events a year and participate in international Infrastructure investment roadshows. Gain access to must-attend African Infrastructure & Energy conferences

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Project Owners

InfraCONNECT helps to match sector focused Project Owners (i.e Project Sponsors, Special Purpose Companies) with potential investors to partner with Project Enablers or/and raise Early Stage Capital to support the project

Pre-Qualification Requirements include

  • Project Owners must have an on-going project in Africa with Traction which provide a clear articulation of the projects long-term strategy
  • The Project Team has the right mix of technical and commercial experience to deliver the project
  • Documentary evidence showing Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) issues are identified with adequate response plan for the project
  • Documentary evidence showing Key Agreements/Concessions and Regulatory Licenses/Permits have been received for the project

Project Technical Enablers

InfraCONNECT seeks to Project Enabler Companies such as Engineering Design, EPC Contacrtors, OEM, O&M Contractors & ESG Specialist 

Key Criteria for Pre-Qualification

  • Project Techncial Enablers who are looking to partner with Project Owners in the Project Preprartion, Seed & Early Stage Techncial Studies in Mid-Large Scale Infrastructure & Industrial Projects in Africa
  • They are well versed with the Project Engineering & Environment Activities in Africa with membership of Local, regional and Pan-African Engineering Associations
  • They should be adhering to the Sustainable Infrastructure Standard & Guidlines on Design & Implementation
  • Share the vision of Africa's Infrastructure Growth Initiative

Early Stage Capital Providers

InfraCONNECT seeks to target Institutional Early Stage Capital Providers based on your the sector of interest, investment criteria in confidentiality and also schedule live meetings with companies

Key Criteria for Pre-Qualification

  • They are looking to invest in the Project Preprartion, Seed & Early Stage Investment Opportunities in Mid-Large Scale Infrastructure & Industrial Projects in Africa
  • They are well versed with the Investment environment in Africa with membership of Local, regional and Pan-African Investment Associations such as EMPEA, AVCA, PEVCA, Fund Managers Association, Pension Fund Association etc
  • They should be adhering to the SEC Investment guidelines laid out by the respective governments
  • Share the vision of Africa's Infrastructure Growth Initiative

Upcoming Sessions

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In-person & Virtual
20 November 2024

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Highlights

Key features of TAC InfraConnect

Project Showcase:
Early Stage Developers can showcase their infrastructure projects to an audience of potential investors and partners, enhancing visibility and attracting early stage funding.
Co-Sponsor Matching:
Investors can efficiently identify and evaluate investment opportunities based on their preferences, criteria, and risk profiles, streamlining the deal-making process.
Investor Matching: Investors can efficiently identify and evaluate investment opportunities based on their preferences, criteria, and risk profiles, streamlining the deal-making process.

Networking and Collaboration:  The platform facilitates networking and collaboration among stakeholders, fostering partnerships and synergies that drive project success.

Our aim is to take the friction out of fundraising and early-stage project development through data-driven matchmaking events.

Our team of professionals ensures the authenticity of all the fundraisers and investors involved in one-to-one meetings along with the legitimacy of their requirements. The African Catalyst has the right to accept or reject application.

We Guide Investors to explore the lucrative markets in Africa by connecting them with the-project sponsors with best-in-class projects across Africa.

InfraConnect is co-hosted by Brickstone Infrastructure Acceleration Programme ("Brickstone InfraLAB")

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Key Activities

Co-Sponsor Matchroom
Connecting Infrapreneurs with the Right Partners

The Co-Sponsor Matchroom aims to help derisk sponsor risk and accelerate the implementation of critical infrastructure projects that address Africa’s pressing socio-economic needs through collaboration with co-partners, technical assistance and development partners.

Project Preparation Dealroom
Connecting Infrapreneurs with the Project Preparation Capital

The Project Preparation Dealroom aims to help reduce Africa’s infrastructure deficit estimated at billions of dollars annually, there is an urgent need for innovative solutions to bridge the gap.

The Project Preparation Dealroom addresses this challenge by providing a marketplace where early-stage infrastructure projects with reduced sponsor risk in energy, transportation, water, and telecommunications sectors can be showcased, evaluated, and funded with early-stage project preparatory financing.

Get Involved

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Participate as a Partner

As a partner in InfraConnect, you can contribute as a sponsor or key participant. Support the development of critical infrastructure by sponsoring the program, helping to facilitate meaningful connections between stakeholders. You can also nominate professionals from your organization to engage in the program for free, enhancing their network and expertise within the infrastructure sector.

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Be a Speaker

The InfraConnect is a platform for you to share your leadership insights on infrastructure development in Africa.

If you would like to be a speaker, please send us your biography and expertise. This information will help us determine the session topics that best align with your experience and knowledge, allowing us to collaboratively define the most impactful sessions for you to contribute to.

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Become a Sponsor

By becoming a sponsor of InfraConnect, you play a crucial role in its success. Your contributions can support program materials, networking events, and mentorship opportunities, enhancing the experience for all participants.

Your sponsorship of InfraConnect helps foster meaningful connections between stakeholders in the infrastructure sector, driving the development of impactful projects and promoting sustainable growth.

Ready to find out more about getting Involved?

Contact us today for more information !

Registration

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Project Owner/Sponsor

    Company Information




    Sector Area of Project

    Which Sector is your Project Area
    Extractive IndustriesHealthcareTransport & LogisticsFood & Industrial AgriculturePower & RenewablesTelecoms & Data Centres
    Which Country of your Project Located

    Project Status

    No yet to secure ApprovalsNo but have all Approvals in placeYes but very little progressYes and in full operation

    Investment Preference (Choose 3)

    Seed Capital/Development PartnerCore EquitySub-ordinated DebtLease FinanceSenior Debt

    Does your Project Business Plan/Information provide have

    A clear articulation of the projects long-term strategy, market entry, market share and a robust financial model of the project’s future earnings and cash flows, incorporating key assumptions of its future growth strategy is included

    Describe Opportunity in 500 words

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    Project Technical Enablers

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      Technical Expertise

      Areas of Interest in Early Stage Project Development

      Country Project Country of Interest

      Preferred Project Status

      Pre-Development Stage/Seed EquityPre-Financing StageAny Stage

      Engagement Preference (Choose 3)

      Technical AdvisorEPC ContractorFEED DesignerOperations & Maintenance (O&M)Major Supplier/OEMOthers

      Required Project Size

      between $1m and $5mbetween $5m but below $20mabove $20 but less than $50mabove $50m

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      Early Stage Capital Providers

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        Extractive Industry Investment Interest

        Areas of Interest in Extractive Industry

        Country Project Country of Interest

        Preferred Project Status

        Pre-Development Stage/Seed EquityOperational but Pre-ProfitabilityOperational but need Growth FinancingOperational but need Major Expansion Financing

        Investment Preference (Choose 3)

        Seed Capital/Development PartnerCore EquitySub-ordinated DebtLease FinanceSenior Debt

        Required Investment Size

        between $1m and $5mbetween $5m but below $20mabove $20 but less than $50mabove $50m

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        We would need to work hard to detail out the equity and growth story of IASL in the investment deck....and the projections have to be very granular and must capture the key drivers of the business, hence we are really think its important to do a very comprehensive work that would be used throughout the fundraising campaign for IASL.

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