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Africa investor releases African Infrastructure Investment Awards shortlist

By Wade | April 13, 2017

Johannesburg, South Africa; 13 April 2017: Africa investor (Ai), a leading international investment and communications group, today announced the highly-anticipated release of the shortlisted candidates for the 2017 Ai Infrastructure Investment Awards. The Summit and Awards take place on 2 May at the Southern Sun Maharani Hotel in Durban, South Africa.

The Ai Infrastructure Investment Awards are a unique platform for infrastructure investors, financiers, operators and governments in Africa’s fast-growing infrastructure sector to gauge and compare their performance, achievements and investment success stories. The 2017 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.

Commenting on the awards shortlist Hubert Danso, Ai, CEO and Vice-Chairman said, “Africa investor is delighted to note we are successfully attracting and are seeing many new entrants participating in Africa’s infrastructure investment opportunities. We wish all the nominees success.”

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

See below for the full shortlist.

Infrastructure Regulator of the Year

1 Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Commission (Nigeria)
2 ICT Authority (Kenya)
3 Ethiopian Energy Agency
4 National Energy Regulator of South Africa
5 National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) - Kenya
6 Regional Electricity Regulators Association of Southern Africa (RERA)
7 ECOWAS Regional Electricity Regulatory Authority
8 National Communications Authority (NCA) - Ghana
9 Energy and Water Utilities Regulatory Authority (EWURA)

Legal Advisor of the Year

1 Clifford Chance
2 Gide Loyrette Nouel
3 Linklaters
4 Norton Rose Fulbright
5 Fasken Martineau
6 Simmons & Simmons
7 Baker & McKenzie
8 Bowman Gilfillan
9 Webber Wentzel
10 DLA Piper

Advisor of the Year

1 EISER Infrastructure Partners
2 Macquarie
5 Fieldstone
6 Anjarwalla & Khanna (A&K) - Kenya
7 Accession Investment Management
8 Standard Chartered Bank
9 KPMG Project Advisory
10 Deloitte

Bank Arranger of the Year

1 African Development Bank Group (AfDB)
2 Macquarie Capital
3 Guarantco
4 Barclays Africa
5 Standard Chartered Africa
6 Nedbank
7 FBN Capital
8 Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA)
9 Standard Bank of South Africa
10 RMB

PPP Champion of the Year

1 Mainstream Renewable Power
2 Enel
3 NAREVA Holding
4 ACWA Power International
5 Impregilo
6 Themis
7 GreenWish Capital
8 Engie
9 Orascom Construction Industries
10 Endeavor Energy

Social Infrastructure Deal of the Year

1 Engie
2 GE
3 Africa Finance Corporation,
4 InfraMed Management
5 Actis
7 Nedbank
10 GreenWish Capital

Water Deal of the Year

1 Impregilo
2 Norton Rose Fulbright
3 Simmons & Simmons
4 Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund
6 Hyflux
7 Africa Water Facility
8 Aldwych International
9 IFC Asset Management Company
10 Rand Water

Oil & Gas Deal of the Year

1 Endeavor Energy
2 Golar LNG Partners
3 FBN Capital
4 ACWA Power International
5 Aldwych International
7 Harith
8 Standard Chartered Bank
9 Sahara Group
10 SacOil

ICT/Telecoms Deal of the Year

1 InfraMed Management
2 Helios Towers Africa
3 IHS Plc
4 Phoenix Capital Management
5 Carlyle Group
6 General Electric (GE)
7 Liquid Telecom Botswana
8 MainOne
9 Africa Internet Group (AIG)
10 IBM

Transport Deal of the Year

1 African Infrastructure Investment Managers (AIIM)
2 Colas Group
3 West Africa Emerging Market Growth Fund
4 Old Mutual Investment Group
5 GE Transport
6 Amethis Finance
7 Phoenix Capital Management
8 Public Investment Corporation (SA)
9 Synergy Capital Managers
10 Transnet

Power Deal of the Year

1 Actis
2 Mainstream Renewable Power
3 Engie
4 Nareva Holding
5 ACWA Power International
6 Fieldstone
7 Scatec Solar
8 African Development Bank
9 Copperbelt Energy Corp
10 Aldwych International
11 RMB - Amandi Energy

Infrastructure Fund of the Year

1 FutureGrowth
2 FBN Capital
3 Pan African Infrastructure Development Fund II
4 Actis Energy Infrastructure Fund III
5 Pembani Remgro
6 African Infrastructure Investment Managers (AIIM)
7 Africa50
8 InfraMed Infrastructure
9 Denham Capital
10 IFC African, Latin American, and Caribbean Fund

Regional Infrastructure Investment Initiative of the Year

3 African Finance Corporation
4 Afrexim Bank
5 Alstom
6 Salini Impregilo
7 PTA (Trade and Development Bank)
8 General Electric (GE)
10 World Bank

Pension Fund Infrastructure Investment Initiative of the Year

1 Government Employees Pension Fund (GEPF)
2 Public Service Pension Funds (PSPF)
3 Government Institutions Pension Fund (GIPF)
4 Eskom Pension and Provident Fund (EPPF)
5 Sentinel Retirement Fund
6 Zanzibar Social Security Fund
7 Debswana Pension Fund (DBF)
8 Botswana Public Officers Pension Fund
9 NSSF Uganda
10 Caisse Generale de Retraite des Agents de l’Etat - Cote d’Ivoire (CGRAE)

Sovereign Wealth Fund Infrastructure Investment Initiative of the Year

1 FONSIS (Senegalese SWF)
2 Fonds Souverain de la Republique Gabonaise (Gabon SWF)
3 Pula Fund (Botswana)
4 Nigerian Sovereign Investment Authority (NSIA)
5 Fundo Soberano de Angola (FSDEA)
6 Ithmar Capital (Morocco)
7 Natural Gas Reserve Fund (Tanzania)
8 Fund for the Regulation of Receipts (Algeria)
9 Petroleum Holding Fund (Ghana)
10 Agaciro Development Fund (Rwanda)

The Ai Infrastructure Investment Awards will take place during the annual Ai African Pension and Sovereign Wealth Fund Leaders’ Summit, which is the calendar event and premier business development forum for pension funds, trustees, investment consultants, sovereign wealth funds and institutional investors. The Ai African Pension and Sovereign Wealth Fund Leaders’ Summit will take place on the 2 May 2017 at the Southern Sun Maharani Hotel in Durban, South Africa.

For more information on the Summit, visit or contact Renee’ Montez on +27 11 783 2431 or

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Africa investor is a specialist investment and communications firm advising governments, international organisations and businesses on communication 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 CEO Institutional Summit & Awards and the Ai CEO Infrastructure Investment Summit & Awards, among other events.

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