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Ai African Infrastructure Investment Awards shortlist released

Africa investor (Ai) has announced the shortlisted candidates for the 2019 Ai Infrastructure Investment Awards. The awards will be presented during the African Sovereign Wealth and Pension Fund Leaders' Summit on 3 September in Cape Town.
Ai African Infrastructure Investment Awards shortlist released
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The 2019 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 that Ai is successfully attracting and seeing many new entrants participating in Africa’s infrastructure investment opportunities. We wish all the nominees best with their entries.”

2019 Ai African Infrastructure Investment Awards shortlist

Ai Advisor of the Year

1. Lazard
2. Citi Group
3. LionTree Advisors LLC
4. Rothschild & Co
5. Bowmans Law
6. HSBC Group
7. Standard Chartered Bank
8. Standard Bank
9. Bank of America Merrill Lynch
10. Nomura

Ai Bank Arranger of the Year

1. ABSA Bank Ltd
2. Nedbank CIB
3. Standard Chartered Bank
4. Standard Bank Group Ltd
5. FirstRand Ltd
6. Attijariwafa Bank SA
7. HSBC Group
8. FirstRand Ltd
9. Société Générale
10. Afrexim Bank

Ai Social Infrastructure Deal of the Year

1. Africa 50
2. WSP
3. Telkom & SGTM
4. Platinum Power
5. China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation (CCECC)
6. Nedbank
7. Uganda’s People’s Defence Force
8. Microsoft
9. Enel
10. Finasi Roko Construction SPV Limited

Ai ICT/Telecoms Deal of the Year

1. Liquid Telecom
2. Rwanda Utilities Regulatory Authority
3. Airtel & Telecom
4. African Development Bank
5. Korea International Cooperation (KOICA)
6. Rectron
7. MTN Nigeria
8. AirtelTigo Ghana
9. Westcon-Comstor Sub-Saharan Africa
10. Paratus Group

Ai Transport Deal of the Year

1. African Development Bank (ADB)
2. Ibile Holdings Themis
3. China Communication Construction Company (CCCC)
4. SBC Uganda
5. GE Transport
6. Kenya Ports Authority
7. Wesgro
8. Themis
9. Black Rhino Group
10. China Road and Bridge Corporation

Ai Power Deal of the Year

1. Econonet
2. Themis
3. The World Bank
4. South Africa’s Renewable Energy Supply Programme (REIPPP)
5. Western Power Company
6. French Development Bank (AFD)
7. African Development Bank (ADB)
8. IFC Infrastructures
9. Eskom
10. GE

Ai Infrastructure Fund of the Year

1. Africa 50
2. Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund
3. Climate One Investor
4. InfraCo Africa
5. Harith
6. Old Mutual Invest
7. Actis
8. AIM
10. Meridian

Ai African Project Development Financier of the Year

1. Nachtigal Hydro Power Co
2. Indorama Eleme Fertilizer & Chemicals Ltd
3. Enel Green Power RSA 2 (RF) Pty Ltd
4. Guinea Alumina Corp SA (GAC (Guinea) Bauxite Mine Project)
5. Waterloo Solar Power Plant
6. Finasi Roko Construction SPV Ltd
7. Kipeto Energy Ltd
8. Amni International Petroleum Development Co LTD
9. WAF Finance Pty Ltd
10. NCP Alcohols Pty Ltd

Ai Pension Fund Infrastructure Investment Initiative of The Year

1. NSSF Uganda
2. Kenya Pension Fund
3. Debswana
4. Botswana Public Officers Pension Fund
5. Rwanda Social Security Board
6. Government Employees Pension Fund (GEPF )
7. Eskom Pension and Provident Fund
8. Alexander Forbes
9. Zambia National Pension Fund
10. KENGEN Staff Retirement Pension Scheme

Ai Sovereign Wealth Fund Infrastructure Investment Initiative of the Year

1. Ghana Infrastructure Investment Fund
2. Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority
3. Pula Fund Botswana
4. Kenya Sovereign Wealth Fund
6. Agaciro Development Fund
8. Egyptian Sovereign Wealth Fund
9. Equatorial Guinea Fund for Future Generations
10. Uganda Petroleum Fund

African Developer of the Year

1. African Infrastructure Investment Managers (AIIM)
2. Harith
3. Investec
4. Citi group
5. Africa Finance Cooperation
6. International Finance Corporation
7. RioZim
8. World Bank
9. African Development Bank
10. Development Bank of Namibia

Ai Regional Infrastructure Investment Initiative of the Year

1. Themis
2. GE Africa
5. Federal government of Nigeria
6. African Development Bank
7. World Bank
8. Dam Implementation Unit (Sudan)
9. Ethiopian Roads Authority
10. Energy Environment Partnership Africa

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