Fundraising and Transaction Advisory Services
Afrinova Consulting emphasizes smart decision-making that is critical at every stage of the investment life cycle. From performing due diligence to improving portfolio-company performance to maximizing exit value, we collaborate with and enhance management teams.
Our financially and operationally savvy professionals are known for their pragmatic and hands-on approach to challenging existing plans, identifying and unlocking sources of value, and evaluating and coaching talent.
PE funds plan to issue more long-term private debt to East African firms that operate in a market whose foreign direct investment flows remained largely stagnant at $9 billion in 2018, according to the latest World Investment Report.
Private debt allows investors to benefit from more bond-like returns although they cannot claim ownership of the companies. It is argued that globally, investor interest in private debt is increasing because of the low yields available from government bonds, with the major players being pension funds and insurance companies.
Our expertise includes:
We work alongside investors to develop the right investment thesis and enhance deal flow by profiling industries, screening targets and devising a plan to approach targets.
We help investors make better deal decisions by performing due diligence, assessing revenue growth and cost-reduction opportunities to determine a target’s full potential, and providing a clear post-acquisition agenda.
Portfolio value creation:
Immediately after an acquisition, we support the pursuit of rapid returns by developing strategic blueprints for acquired companies, leading workshops that align management with strategic priorities and directing focused initiatives. During the ownership phase, we help increase the value of portfolio companies by supporting revenue enhancement and cost-reduction initiatives and refreshing their value-creation plans.
We help ensure that investors maximize returns by preparing for exit, identifying the optimal exit strategy, preparing the selling documents and prequalifying buyers.
Firm and sector strategies:
Working jointly with private equity firms, we help them develop a tailored strategy for continued excellence, and sharpen their focus on specific industry sectors.
Institutional investor strategy:
We work with institutional investors to develop top-performing alternative investment programs, including private equity, real estate and infrastructure asset classes. We also help them expand their participation in alternative assets through co-investment and direct investing opportunities.