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Africa’s Business Investment Platform

Invest Africa is Africa’s leading membership organisation for companies and investors operating on the Continent, using sixty years’ experience to provide our members with unique information and exposure to business opportunities across Africa.

Our vision is to play a central and influential role in Africa’s socio-economic growth by guiding sustainable capital towards key prospects on the continent.

As the trusted entry point into Africa, we support and connect business and investment through a unique range of services and events, and our high standards consistently enact our belief that a responsible and profitable private sector has a crucial role to play in Africa’s development.

History

Invest Africa is the result of the coming together of two organisations: The Business Council for Africa (BCA) and Invest Africa. The BCA was founded in 1956 as the West Africa Committee (WAC). In 2000, WAC became the West Africa Business Association (WABA) before growing to cover the whole of Sub-Saharan Africa as the BCA in 2009.

Invest Africa was founded in 2013 by the South African Investor Rob Hersov to provide a specialised network to support private and institutional investors, funds and High-Net-Worth individuals to engage with opportunities in Africa.

Both organisations came together under the name Invest Africa in 2018, and today we have a global footprint of over 400+ members, comprising global corporations, private investors, fund managers, family offices, policy makers and entrepreneurs.

We aim to connect business in Africa by leveraging this extensive network and its influence, helping members to identify synergies that add value both individually and globally, in a way that is both profitable and responsible.

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