6 excellence-based scholarships awarded
Okan is pleased to announce the awarding of 6 scholarships for excellence to middle and high school students in partnership with Enko Education in Côte d’Ivoire, Burkina Faso and Cameroon.
Okan interview for the Africa CEO Forum on SEZs in Africa
In the context of the Africa CEO Forum – Okan Partners report publication, Amaury de Féligonde gives an overview of its content and of the issues related to special economic zones.
Okan on RFI about SEZs in Africa
On the occasion of the publication of the ACF-Okan Partners report on special economic zones in Africa, Amaury de Féligonde discusses the challenges of developing these zones for the industrialisation of the continent.
Okan report on SEZs in Africa (with ACF)
The potential of Special Economic Zones (SEZs) as instruments for development is extraordinary. Yet certain failures have taught us that success is not guaranteed. Drawn from over 20 analyses, this report provides six recommendations for transforming SEZs into powerful catalysts for the continent’s industrialisation.
Okan as financial advisor in OrgaEarth’s debt raising with MCB
Okan is pleased to announce that OrgaEarth, a Madagascar-based producer of cactus oil, has successfully completed the raising of a bridge loan with the Mauritius Commercial Bank (MCB). The bridge facility raised, to be followed by a multi-currency long-term loan, will allow the company to fund the expansion of its activity.
Okan discusses urban transports in Africa in La Tribune Afrique
Faced with rapid urbanization on the continent and so as to avoid the fate of too many emerging megacities suffocated by inadequate transportation networks, decision-makers must choose from a wide range of transportation options.
Kasada acquires Sub-Saharan African Hotel portfolio from AccorInvest
Kasada Hospitality Fund LP (“Kasada”) announced the acquisition of a 1,602 keys hotel portfolio in Sub-Saharan African from AccorInvest. Okan acted as financial advisor to Kasada in the context of this deal.
Okan discusses ports development in Africa with Ports & Corridors
Despite massive investments during the past 10 to 15 years, which led to the development of world-class infrastructure such as Tanger Med, Doraleh and Lomé, a lot still needs to be done in Africa’s port sector.
Okan discusses ports development in Africa in Le Figaro
Competition between African ports allows to better address the needs of hinterland countries, but could lead to oversized investments.
Okan’s report on the ports sector (with the AFC)
The modernisation of Africa’s port sector has yielded some spectacular results, with a number of global champions emerging on the scene. What should public and private decision-makers do to speed up the process even more?