From November 20 - 22, the Hub is supporting five East African companies to attend and pitch to potential investors at the African AGRI Investment Indaba 2017. Watch the below video to hear about how linkage events like the African AGRI Investment Indaba help lay the groundwork for more deal closures. The Hub has supported the closure of $57 million in investments over the life of the project, with $155 million of deals under review in its investment pipeline. The African Agri Council is hosting the African Agri Investment Indaba 2017 as part of its 2017 strategic vision to promote and facilitate investment into African agriculture.
The 2017 African AGRI Investment Indaba focuses on Investment Discovery Sessions that link accredited investors (African and International), agri executives and entrepreneurs from the entire agriculture value chain with new investment opportunities. The Investment Discovery Sessions will feature opportunities in inputs, primary agriculture, agro-processing, technology and aquaculture. All sessions will be divided into ticket size ranging from $5 million to $95 million. The sessions will take place in a private setting with a pre-selected panel of investors. Investors will receive access to detailed briefings on companies and projects aligned to their specific interests.
As a lead up to the Indaba, the African Agri Council held three African Agri Investment Discovery Forums in London, Hong Kong and New York between April and June 2017. These outward missions focused on investment in the most innovative and competitive sectors in agriculture across the African continent and were designed to help investors, businesses and governments explore African investment climates and international trade.