The Hub provides no-cost transaction support services for private equity funds, commercial banks, impact funds, and development finance institutions seeking to invest in high-impact sectors of eastern Africa, specifically ICT, agribusiness, financial services, health innovation, and cotton, textile and apparel.
The Hub’s support services address the challenges that investors may have in completing transactions or that businesses may confront in raising capital. Services include due diligence, financial analysis, market intelligence, and deal structuring. The Hub prioritizes transactions that contribute to employment, regional trade, technology acquisition, and gender inclusion. Its goal is to facilitate $100 million in new investments and create 10,000 jobs by August 2019. Since May 2015, the Hub has facilitated $31 million in new investments in the technology, dairy and financial services sectors.
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