Exotix Capital is the world’s leading developing markets investment bank, headquartered in London. With other office locations in New York, Dubai, Nairobi, Lagos, Karachi and Dhaka, and around 100 staff, Exotix provides the most comprehensive and integrated cross-asset platform for the Frontier and Emerging Markets. The Exotix Research Portal enables access to the firm’s world class analytics team spanning emerging Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia and the Americas, and covering over 160 companies and government entities, more than any other Frontier markets firm.
The Exotix advisory team provides a full range of investment banking services to companies, financial institutions, investment funds and governments. These include strategic advisory assignments from debt capital to private equity fund raising.
Since its foundation in 1999, Exotix has been enabling international investors to access the most dynamic and complex financial markets and economies in the world. The company continues to provide insight, knowledge and execution in equity and fixed-income markets, and investment banking, throughout developing economies in Africa, Central, South and Southeast Asia, emerging Europe, the Middle East, Latin America and the Caribbean.
Exotix was recognized as the Best Investment Bank in Kenya and Iraq for 2018 by Global Finance, and for 2017 was awarded Best Research & Data Provider on Capital Markets by Africa Global Funds, Best Africa Research Team by Africa Investor, Best Broker in Tanzania by EMEA Finance, Best foreign brokerage in Pakistan for banks, energy, automobiles and components by AsiaMoney, and No. 2 Best Frontier Markets Research by Institutional Investor.
More information at www.exotix.com
Titan Law was established in 2004, by its senior partner, Gerald N Mlotshwa.
It is amongst the most prominent law firms in Zimbabwe, with offices in Harare and Bulawayo, involved in the execution of high profile and high value mandates in all aspects of the Zimbabwean economy.
Titan Law is focused on all aspects of commercial and corporate law, with a very strong bias towards corporate finance, banking, finance & investment laws (including all aspects of local
empowerment laws, as well as exchange control and related tax laws).
Mining and property (including agricultural land and related investments) law remain key and
strong practice areas.
Titan Law represents many of Zimbabwe’s largest financial institutions, statutory bodies andcorporates (listed and unlisted). The firm is frequently briefed by some of the most prominent law firms from the United Kingdom, China, South Africa and the United States, and is in many instances the preferred local counsel.
Titan Law has also been consulted by certain of the country’s Government departments, including the Attorney-General’s Office, particularly in relation to European Union and United States sanctions and related restrictive measures.
Titan Law is virtually unrivaled in respect of its ability to advise, structure and execute client mandates in a creative, but practical, manner using where expedient its extensive local knowledge and network covering both the public and private sectors of the economy.
fastjet is a multi-award winning (including Skytrax World Airline Awards Best Low-Cost Airline in Africa 2017 and Leading African Low-Cost Carrier, World Travel Awards 2016 and 2017, Best Value Airline 2018 – Air Transport Awards) low-cost African airline for everyone that began flight operations in Tanzania in November 2012, flying Guests from Dar es Salaam to just two domestic destinations - Kilimanjaro and Mwanza. Today, fastjet’s route network includes Tanzanian domestic routes from its Dar es Salaam base to Kilimanjaro, Mbeya, and Mwanza with international routes to Lusaka in Zambia and Harare in Zimbabwe. The airline also began branded domestic flights in Mozambique between Maputo and Beira, Nampula and Tete on 3 November 2017 and celebrated its second year of operations in Zimbabwe in the same year. In Zimbabwe, the carrier operates between Harare and Victoria Falls, and from Harare and Victoria Falls to Johannesburg in South Africa. The airline has flown over 3 million passengers with an impressive aggregate on-time performance, establishing itself as a punctual, reliable, and affordable low-cost carrier.
For more information visit www.fastjet.com
Founded in 2006, Surface Wilmar is a joint venture between the Somani Family of India, Wilmar International and the Industrial Corporation of Zimbabwe. Surface Wilmar has one of the largest bottling plants in Africa and is a fast growing company at the forefront of oil
processing and expressing technology. SurfaceWilmar business activities include oil crushing, edible oils refining, bottling, soya meal, cotton meal, pellets and acid oil manufacturing. Its flagship brands namely Puredrop oil, Excella rice and Golden Glow oil hold a leading market share in Zimbabwe. Surface Wilmar also manufactures soybean meal, cotton seed meal and cotton hulls popular in animal feeds production. Other by-products like linters, acid oil, and soy lecotin are supplied to other industries in the country and abroad.
For more information visit www.surfacewilmar.co.zw
Distributed Power Africa (DPA) is a market leader in innovative African renewable energy solutions, launched in 2011 and now with operations across Africa, including in Kenya, South Africa, and Zimbabwe. The company is a subsidiary of the pan African TMT Econet Group of companies operating in more than 22 African countries. DPA’s mission is to increase the continent’s uptake of renewable energy as a comprehensive and reliable source of power by eliminating the barrier of initial capital outlay, optimising power usage, and reducing costs. The company supplies businesses and individuals with efficient green energy without an initial capital outlay, but on the basis of subsequent, affordable instalment payments.
More information www.dpaafrica.com
Atlas Mara Limited is a financial institution listed on the London Stock Exchange. Its vision is to create sub-Saharan Africa's premier financial institution through organic and inorganic growth by combining the best of global institutional knowledge with extensive local insights. With a presence in seven sub-Saharan Africa countries, Atlas Mara aims to be a positive disruptive force in its markets by leveraging technology to provide innovative and differentiated product offerings, excellent customer service, and accelerated financial inclusion. For more information, visit www.atlasmara.com.
Zimbabwe Diaspora Investment Group Limited (ZiDIG) is an equity investment company incorporated in the United Kingdom for the purpose of mobilising financial and human resources of Zimbabwe’s global diaspora community before seeking leveraged partnerships with institutional investors for investment into Zimbabwe’s opportunities. ZiDIG is also structured to match Zimbabwe’s investment opportunities and businesses to investors worldwide. The company utilises expertise in various sectors gained over the years in the different locations Zimbabweans have settled across the globe together with a deep understanding of Zimbabwe’s local economic, social and political environment to identify and screen investment opportunities in the country. ZiDIG is thus a consortium of Zimbabwean professionals and experts in various fields who have come together to create a single economic force for impact investment in Zimbabwe.
Phanes Group is an international solar energy developer, investment and asset manager, strategically headquartered in Dubai with a local footprint in sub-Saharan Africa, through its office in Nigeria, the region’s largest economy.
Cumulatively, the company’s global clean power contribution is in excess of 70 MW, with a further 1.5 GW in the pipeline – including 235 MW of grid connected solar PV in Nigeria across three different projects. The first of the three Nigerian projects, in the Sokoto region, is backed by one of the Nigerian government’s 14 PPAs. In addition, the group is developing off-grid solar solutions to ensure communities across the region have access to a stable and clean energy supply.
Established in 2012, Phanes Group’s integrated approach, combining financial and engineering expertise, enables the company to deliver end-to-end solar energy solutions. The group has a growing portfolio of solar investments and developments spanning multiple geographies with a distinct focus on emerging markets, especially MENA and sub-Saharan Africa. In the Middle East, Phanes Group is delivering the region’s largest distributed solar project (DP World Solar Program) and completed phase I (33.4 MW) of the largest solar project in the Caribbean (Monte Plata).
The Darwendale Project is an integrated development of the Darwendale platinum group metals deposit being implemented by Great Dyke Investments (Pvt) Ltd, a JV established between Russian and Zimbabwean partners (hereinafter the “Project” or “Darwendale”).
The Project is set to become one of the largest mining developments in recent times within the Great Dyke formation in Zimbabwe – itself one of the world’s largest platinum group ore bodies. The Project is currently in the pre-construction phase, and is engaging with engineering companies on construction of the mine and processing plant. At full capacity, Darwendale will process up to 10 mln tons of ore annually and produce up to 855,000 ounces (appr. 27 tons) of PGMs and gold (4E) per year. Darwendale is expected to become one of the lowest cost producers thanks to a shallow flat-dipping ore-body with a thickness of 2.5-2.75m.
Over US$60 mln has been invested to date to complete extensive geological exploration and produce a Bankable feasibility Study (BFS) in 2017. Darwendale’s confirmed measured and indicated JORC resources total 17.6 million ounces (or 550 tons) of PGMs and gold and proven and probable reserves of 7.8 million ounces (or 240 tons) of PGM and gold.
Extensive pre-development work has been completed on-site and includes: construction of over 6km of roads, core-storage facilities, a modern accommodation camp and administrative offices. At full capacity the Project will create up to 8,000 highly skilled jobs (including contractors).
Darwendale has partnered with a number of experienced internationally recognized engineering companies consultants with the expertise and track record of successful development of similar high-profile projects, such as DRA, who prepared the BFS, Loesche, TOMS, MSA Group, and Metallicon. EY, SFA Oxford, and CRESCO Global provide analytical support to the project.
Darwendale is a key strategic project for the Republic of Zimbabwe, which has conferred National Project status to the project and Special Mining Lease, and is central to the government and economic relations between Russia and Zimbabwe.