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African Infrastructure Investment Awards 2016 shortlist announced by Africa investor

By Staff Reporter | April 15, 2016

Johannesburg, South Africa; 15 April 2016: Africa investor (Ai), a leading international investment and communications group, has today announced the shortlist for its 9th prestigious Africa investor (Ai) Infrastructure Investment Awards 2016.

The Ai Infrastructure Investment Awards are a unique platform for infrastructure investors and governments in Africa’s fast-growing infrastructure sector to gauge and compare their performance and achievements. The 2016 Ai Awards will showcase African public and private sector project investment innovations and the growing international competitiveness of African infrastructure as an investible asset class.

The prestigious, highly sought-after Ai Infrastructure Investment Awards formally recognise achievements across the main infrastructure sectors in Africa and reward the institutions and personalities driving transactions and improving the continent’s infrastructure investment climate.
See below for the full shortlist.

Commenting on the release of the shortlist, Hubert Danso, CEO and Vice Chairman of Africa investor, said; “African infrastructure as a competitive and investable asset class continues to grow in stature as a consequence of the investments and projects championed by our shortlisted candidates. As Africa investor, we are delighted to provide this platform to assist in raising Africa’s infrastructure investment profile worldwide. We applaud our candidates and wish all of them the best of luck with their entries.”

The Ai Infrastructure Investment Awards will take place during the 9th annual Ai CEO Infrastructure and Sovereign Investment Summit, which is the calendar event and premier business development forum for institutional infrastructure investors, pension and sovereign wealth funds, infrastructure fund managers, financiers, project developers, project sponsors and PPP policy makers. The Ai CEO Infrastructure and Sovereign Investment Summit and Awards will take place on the 10th of May 2016 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, Johannesburg, South Africa.

For more information on these events, or to register, please contact Precious Nkandu at or on +27 11 783 2431.

Ai Infrastructure Investment Awards Shortlist 2016
1. Ai Power Deal of the Year

International Finance Corporation (IFC)
Scatec Solar
Dedisa Peaking Power
Symbion Power
Tropical Power Energy Group
Mainstream Renewable Power
Nava Bharat Ventures (Maamba Collieries)

2. Ai Transport Deal of the Year
Rift Valley Railways
Uganda National Roads Authority
Nautic Africa
African Development Bank
Lagos Metropolitan Area Transport Authority (LAMATA)
Vale (Brazil)/Mitsui (Japan)
Transnet National Ports Authority
GE Transport
Bolloré Africa Logistsics

3. Ai ICT/Telecoms Deal of the Year
IHS Towers
Dimension Data/Naspers
MTN Group
SKA Organisation
PTA Bank

4. Water Deal of the Year
Water Utilities Corporation, Botswana
Moshi Urban Water and Sanitation Authority (MUWSA)
European Investment Bank (EIB)
Athi Water Services
National Power and Drinking Water Office (ONEE), Morocco
Hima Cement, Rwanda
African Water Facility
Department of Water and Sanitation/uMgeni Water
Rand Water

5. Ai Social Infrastructure Deal of the Year
African Integras
Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA)
ECOWAS Bank for Investment and Development (EBID)
The Lesotho Highlands Development Authority (LHDA)
United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS)
Centum Investments
Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN)
GE Healthcare

6. Oil and Gas Deal of the Year
Tullow Oil/CNOOC/Total
Azura Power
Gigawatt Mozambique
The Blackstone Group
Statoil AS/BG Group
SacOil Holdings

7. Ai PPP Champion of the Year
Bolloré Group
African Integras
Azura Power
Elemi Energy
Intratrek Zimbabwe
Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA)
Platinum Power
Spitz Healthcare Investments
Mota-Engil Africa

8. Ai Infrastructure Fund of the Year
Meridiam - Infrastructure Africa Fund
Harith General Partners - Pan African Infrastructure Development Fund II
Convergence Partners - Communication Infrastructure Fund (CPCIF)
Pembani Remgro Infrastructure Managers - Pembani Remgro Infrastructure Fund
African Infrastructure Investment Managers - African Infrastructure Investment Fund 2
Futuregrowth - Infrastructure & Development Bond Fund
Berkeley Energy - Africa Renewable Energy Fund (AREF)
Stanlib - Africa Direct Property Development Fund
Investec Asset Management - Investec Africa Private Equity Fund 2 (IAPEF 2)
The Blackstone Group - Blackstone Energy Partners II

9. Ai Infrastructure Regulator of the Year
National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA), Kenya
Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC), Kenya
Rwanda Utilities Regulatory Authority (RURA)
Energy and Water Utilities Regulatory Authority (EWURA), Tanzania
National Energy Regulator of South Africa (NERSA)
The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC)
Public Utilities Regulatory Commission (PURC)
Commission de Régulation du Secteur de l’Electricité (CRSE), Senegal
Ethiopian Railways Corporation
CNELEC, Mozambique

10. Ai Bank Arranger of the Year
Standard Bank
Standard Chartered Bank
Banque Misr
Nedbank Corporate and Investment Banking
Investec Power and Infrastructure
Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA)
Credit Suisse
Barclays Africa

11. Ai Legal Advisor of the Year
Fasken Martineau
Norton Rose Fulbright
Hogan Lovells
Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr
Baker & McKenzie
Allen & Overy
Bowman Gilfillan
DLA Piper
Clifford Chance
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

12. Ai Advisor of the Year
Price Waterhouse Coopers (PWC)
KPMG Project Advisory
HCF International Advisors
Grant Thornton
InfraPPP Advisory Services
Barclays Africa

13. Ai Pension Fund Infrastructure Investment Initiative of the Year
National Social Security Fund (Tanzania)
Kommunal Landspensjonskasse (KLP) (Norway)
PensionDanmark/PKA/Pædagogernes Pensionskasse (PBU)
Safaricom Staff Pension Fund
Nation Media Group’s Staff Retirement Benefits Scheme/Kenya Power and Lighting Company Pension Fund
Telkom Retirement Fund
Transnet Pension Fund
Eskom Pension and Provident Fund (EPPF)
National Social Security Fund (Uganda)
Sentinel Mining Industry Retirement Fund

14. Ai Sovereign Wealth Fund Infrastructure Investment Initiative of the Year
Oman State Government Reserve Fund
Fonds Souverain d’Investissements Stratégiques (FONSIS), Senegal
Nigerian Sovereign Investment Authority (NSIA)
China Investment Corporation (CIC)
Investment Corporation of Dubai
Government Pension Fund Global Norway
Fundo Soberano de Angola (FSDEA)
Crystal Ventures Fund, Rwanda

15. Ai Regional Infrastructure Investment Initiative of the Year
Southern African Development Community
LAPSSET Corridor Development Authority
Kenya Railways Corporation
Abidjan-Lagos Corridor Organisation (ALCO)
Ethio-Djibouti Joint Ministerial Council
ACE Cable Consortium
African Development Bank
Africa Speed Rail

16. Ai Capital Market Infrastructure Investment Initiative of the Year
Government of Kenya
City of Dakar
Government of the Ivory Coast
African Development Bank
Ekurhuleni Municipality
Gaia Infrastructure Partners
ICBC/Standard Bank
Industrial Development Corporation (IDC)
Government of Rwanda
International Mining & Infrastructure Corporation

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Africa investor is a specialist investment and communications firm advising governments, international organisations and businesses on strategies for capital market and foreign direct investments in Africa. Africa investor publishes Africa investor, the leading international newsstand magazine for Africa’s investment decision makers; maintains the Africa investor 40 Investors’ Index, hosts the Ai Index Series Summit & Awards and the Africa investor Infrastructure Projects Summit & Awards, among other events.

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