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Africa Law Practice

ALP (Africa Law Practice) is a SHASORE GIWA-OSAGIE RIMI BADEJO-OKUSANYA (SGRB) firm. It is a leading commercial law firm that is Nigeria-based, Africa business-focused and delivers the very best of African legal and advisory services, established as the result of a carefully cultivated 25-year vision.  The SGRB partnership practices under the name ‘Africa Law Practice’ and ALP Legal are registered business names of the SGRB partnership. The firm is a strategic merger of four distinct practices bringing together legal, business and policy expertise that underscores Africa’s growth. The merged practices have easily placed the firm at the forefront firm as a leading corporate commercial law firm in Nigeria.

Increasing investments and rapid private sector growth in Africa is transforming its economies and it is becoming increasingly imperative to developed home-grown, regionally-oriented and excellent quality legal services.  The firm delivers solution-driven services which local expertise and regional connections help to provide. ALP works in partnership with its clients to understand their needs and ensure it provides them with solution-driven results. The Partners have first-hand experience of being the ‘client’, setting-up, operating and growing businesses in Nigeria and beyond, and so are well placed to truly understand and anticipate the clients’ needs. Additionally, the firms significant experience in the public sector and government relations services gives us an advantage in helping our clients to navigate Nigeria’s often complex regulatory and public sector landscape.

The firm’s broad network, which includes extensive support capabilities and correspondent relationships with law firms in Africa, Europe, Asia and North America, and deep knowledge are at the heart of our ability to provide efficient and cost-effective multi-disciplinary services to its clients.

The firm has significant industry knowledge which covers, but is not limited to, the following areas:

Corporate & Commercial Law

Litigation, Arbitration & Dispute Resolution

Banking and Financial Services

Energy, Natural Resources & Infrastructure

Transport & Logistics

Admiralty & Maritime

Retail & Consumer Goods

Media & Creative Industries

Hospitality & Leisure

Intra-African Trade

Africa Law Practice is associated with ALP International (Mauritius) Ltd an alliance of leading African law firms in Kenya, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania  and Uganda with vast expertise and experience spanning numerous practice areas, offering clients multi-jurisdictional legal, advisory and consulting services.  The alliance was created in response to the increasing need for African-seated legal and advisory expertise with a comprehensive African regional orientation and a globally accepted quality standard. Our team aims to fill this gap by drawing together our country-specific experts and utilizing our networks across the continent and internationally, to provide domestic and international stakeholders with African-focused legal consultancy and advice.

The alliances broad network, which includes extensive support capabilities and correspondent relationships with law firms in Africa, Europe, Asia and North America, and deep knowledge are at the heart of our ability to provide efficient and cost-effective multi-disciplinary services to our clients.

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AMEA Power

AMEA Power develops, owns, and operates thermal and renewable power projects in Africa, the Middle East and Asia. The company offers a wide range of power solutions that meet the needs of the emerging markets they cater to, including conventional (Gas, Coal and Oil) and Renewable (Solar PV and CSP, Wind, Hydro and Hybrid) power plants. AMEA Power is led by a world-class management team of professionals with extensive and diversified experience in project development, finance and operations, and a successful track record in project execution.

The accelerating demands for reliable and sustainable power in Africa, the Middle East and Asia coupled with economic growth and development present a sound investment opportunity in power generation. AMEA Power is creating innovative and tailored solutions aimed at meeting these growing regional needs, while contributing to the regions’ economic development. The AMEA Power team has also developed a deep understanding of the political and regulatory frameworks of target markets and is experienced in structuring projects to meet best-in-class industry standards in order to mitigate emerging market risks. Consequently, the AMEA Power team is uniquely positioned to deploy its resources, expertise and capital in a fast, efficient and responsible manner.

AMEA Power benefits from broad regional access and a strong business network of leading industry partners. Furthermore, the company enjoys privileged access to capital having developed long-term stable relationships with reputable investors and leading financial institutions, enabling it to promptly mobilize financing when needed.

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ARUP

Arup is an independent firm of designers, planners, engineers, consultants and technical specialists, working across every aspect of the built environment. From almost 100 offices around the globe, Arup’s 13,500 staff members deliver innovative projects worldwide, generating a global income of some £1.4 billion per annum.

The firm was founded in 1946 by Ove Arup with a commitment to push the boundaries of design and the firm’s reputation has grown in stature with the delivery of a range of iconic projects ranging from the Sydney Opera House and the Beijing Bird’s Nest Stadium to the Øresund Bridge and High Speed 1 and 2.

The firm is owned in Trust for the benefit of its employees past and present, so to the firm is truly independent and does not have to respond to short-term shareholder imperatives. Instead, the group focuses on building long-term relationships with clients that share the firm’s commitment to excellence and innovation.

The group is headquartered in London, but operates as a truly global concern sharing a common One Arup culture across five regions – East Asia, Australasia, Europe, the Americas and UKMEA – with a mission to Shape a Better World.

www.arup.com

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Brunswick Group

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Chimons

The core activities of Chimons are in the Marketing and distribution of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) through LPG Storage, LPG Bottling and Distribution networks like LPG filling plants, LPG cylinders, Skid plants, development of gas infrastructures, Road Trucks Transportation, Bulk Trading of LNG, LPG, Propane and other Natural Gas Liquids(NGL’s) with NLNG and NNPC as her major partners. Chimons is also involved in the Upstream Oil and Gas Support Services through the procurement and supply of Oil Country Tubular Goods (OCTG) and other related industry needs.

Chimons have distribution outlets as well as gas bottling plants in Nigeria while affiliated to dealers worldwide with deep market penetration and LPG terminals. In order to deepen the LPG market, we regularly inject various SON certified cylinders in 12.5kg, 6.25kg, 5kg and 50kg sizes. Our desire to expand our scope of operations, encouraged by the deregulation policy of the government in the petroleum product sales and distribution, is vested in our determination to break new grounds in the LPG arena.

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Clarks Legal

Clarkslegal LLP is a leading, full service commercial law firm with a reputation for being innovative, practical, commercial and strategic, able to draw on expertise from our associate companies to help deliver solutions for our clients in the UK and internationally.

We act for a wide range of businesses, from start-up and SMEs, to multinationals and FTSE250 companies as well as numerous public sector bodies and individual clients.

Our aim is to make things happen for our clients, whether from a legal perspective or by helping them make the right connections to achieve their desired business outcomes.

As well as this, Clarkslegal works closely with its subsidiary Human Resources Consultancy, Forbury People, to offer a range of services and solutions to clients in respect of their HR challenges.

The firm has extensive expertise in supporting enterprise and innovation. We operate Forbury Investment Network, which seeks to secure investment funding for emerging technologies from the UK. As well as managing the Commonwealth Environmental Investment Platform (CEIP), a pan-Commonwealth network linking entrepreneurs and companies in the environmental sector to each other and to international investors. The platform is designed to facilitate trade and investment in sustainable technologies, to improve international awareness of developments in green technology and sustainability issues, and to support low carbon economic growth across the Commonwealth.

Internationally, we are part of TAGLaw, a major global network of law firms giving clients access to high-quality legal advice in nearly 100 countries.

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Coulthard Barnes

Coulthard Barnes is the platform of the family office of the New Zealand-based entrepreneurs and investors Andrew Barnes and Charlotte Lockhart. They seek opportunities to promote New Zealand’s economic and social interests by investing in or supporting innovative businesses that meet one of more of the following criteria:

  • – Originated and held in New Zealand
  • – Core services of fintech and/or legal
  • – Social impact and/or export potential

As a philanthropist and business leader, Andrew develops forward-thinking models of blending profit with social good: he conceived and implemented the four-day week at Perpetual Guardian, and is the chair of PaySauce, the payroll technology business that has created an employee draw-down service designed to eliminate ultra-high-interest payday lending that perpetuates the poverty cycle.

A business advocate, Charlotte has a passion for seeing New Zealand companies and founders do well on the international stage. She works alongside other philanthropists and business leaders to help create an environment for excellence for all business stages, from start-up to scale-up.

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Country Heights Holdings Berhad

With a motto of “Ever Searching for Better Living”, Country Heights Group of Companies was founded by Tan Sri Lee Kim Yew and was officially incorporated on the 10th of May 1984 as a private limited company to deliver beautiful country-style homes in Malaysia and was then listed on the Main Board of Bursa Malaysia in 1994. Today, Country Heights Holdings Berhad is a lifestyle property conglomerate that primarily focuses on property development and investments, hotel and resort management, healthcare and wellness, events and exhibitions, education and tourism industries. Country Heights Holdings Berhad’s total assets stand at over RM 1.85 billion and include investment properties of more than RM934 million. The company has strong track record as the master developer of over 560 million square foot of space around the world, and its past projects include some of the world’s well-known landmarks such as the London ExCel Exhibition and Conference Center, the Mines Wellness City in the Peninsular Malaysia, Borneo Highlands Resort in East Malaysia. One of Country Height’s latest project is transforming and development of the balance land bank at The Mines Resort City into becoming Mines Wellness City, a project under the Economic Transformation Programme (ETP). This project is poised to be the first integrated Health and Wellness destination in Malaysia and regionally, a platform to spur the economic growth of the wellness industry in Malaysia.

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Crown Agents Bank

Crown Agents is a leading wholesale bank for emerging markets. As a global transaction bank, we offer a full suite of FX, payments, trade finance and money market services to Supra National, Central Banks, Financial Institutions, governments, NGOs and select commercial enterprises. We also, through our sister company Crown Agents Investment Management (CAIM), provide investment management and reserves management services to our clients.

At Crown Agents Bank, we have an unrivalled understanding of how emerging markets function. We have the necessary experience, relationships and product capabilities to deliver tailored FX, trade, payments and treasury solutions for emerging markets.

Crown Agents Bank has over 180 years of experience specialising in emerging markets. Under new ownership, we are committed to expanding our range of services and the geographies in which we operate.

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Custodian Investment plc

Custodian commenced operations in 1995 as an insurance company known as Custodian and Allied Insurance Limited, underwriting Non-life insurance business. Having grown organically and through mergers & acquisitions, the company is now known as Custodian Investment Plc, a wholly owned Nigerian Investment company with subsidiaries in General and Life insurance business, Trusteeship and Pension Fund Administration. The Custodian Group has holdings in Custodian and Allied Insurance Limited, Custodian Life Assurance Limited, CrusaderSterling Pensions Limited and Custodian Trustees Limited.

Central to our operations is the quest for sustainable insurance anchored on satisfactory customer experience driven through superior product and service offerings tailored to suit customer needs and preferences.

This has earned us notable honors and recognition from such bodies as Capital Finance International (CFI.co) and The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) Pearl Awards among others.

Custodian has a robust investment portfolio with group Assets Under Management (AUM) of about $1billion, and is at the forefront of innovative technology deployment in the creation and delivery of first class services and products to customers.

The Board of Directors comprises seasoned professionals and captains of industry, bringing several years of experience to bear upon the Board. Besides its oversight function, the Board also provides strategic direction for the company by establishing a policy-based system of governance.

Our Head office is located in Lagos, with Regional offices in Abuja and Port Harcourt in addition to Branch offices located in major state capitals and cities in Nigeria.

Custodian is a member of the United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEPFI) and a signatory to its Principles for Sustainable Insurance (Initiative) Initiative, underscoring our quest for sustainable insurance.

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Czar Projects Limited

CZAR Projects Limited is a truly integrated engineering and infrastructure firm. CZAR Projects Limited consistently engages in developing state-of-the-art solutions, delivered by highly qualified senior specialists in every aspect of the industry.

Integrity, quality, innovation and timely delivery are characteristics that distinguish CZAR Projects Limited as a leading construction company. Our goal is to provide a higher level of professional service than is found with any other company in the construction industry, we consistently bring superior craftsmanship to every project.

We believe in hiring talented people for their long-term potential, giving them the responsibility and authority to be effective team players. With support of the company, CZAR Projects Limited employees consistently produce top quality work that exceeds client objectives and promotes future construction opportunities.

The Company’s business strategy is to channel its resources towards the constant creation of value within the real estate and construction industry, whilst ensuring clients and related stakeholder satisfaction and thereby establishing a strong reputation for professionalism and quality build in the construction industry.

Our successful construction approach is based on efficient human capital management, aggressive subcontractor administration, accurate cost control and low overheads. We employ only qualified engineers, skilled technical workmen and subcontractors who share our goal in creating a quality cost-competitive project. Scheduling and budget concerns are vital to us; thus, we assign a team of experts to every project from the earliest design and pre-construction phases through to post-construction. Our team’s goal is to create distinctive design ideas and develop streamlined methods of construction that suit each project. We also provide our clients with reliable and expedient information throughout the construction process, ensuring well-informed decision-making that ultimately enhances the quality of our final product. The direction we provide is based on a thorough knowledge of the industry and our client’s specific needs.

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db group

db Group can trace its origins back to a small guesthouse that was opened by the founder Silvio Debono in the 1980s. With over 30 years of experience in the tourism and hospitality industries, the Group has forged several strategic partnerships with leading global brands, including Hard Rock Café International, the Accor Hotel Group, and RIU Hotels & Resorts.

By developing such relationships with recognised international players, the Group have amassed invaluable business acumen and experience. This has allowed it to establish its unique brand in Malta – db Hotels + Resorts, which boasts over 3,500 beds and a staff complement of around 2,850 employees, making it by far the largest hotel operator in Malta.

Throughout the decades, the Group has managed to diversify its portfolio of core operations, by venturing into the fields of contract catering, healthcare, and property development. With each passing year, db Group continues to improve on previous results but also venturing into new opportunities.
With a positive outlook in European markets, the Group decided to crystallise its borrowing costs by issuing public bonds. This led to the release of a €65 million 10-year Bond at a fixed coupon of 4.35%m which was heavily oversubscribed upon its issue on the 25th April 2017. The bond was subsequently admitted for listing on the Malta Stock Exchange on the 4th May 2017.

Recently, the Group secured the signing of a 99-year concession for a lucrative tract of land located in Malta’s high sought-after St. George’s Bay area. The vision for this location will be the db City Centre Complex, a mixed development initiative that will propel the Group to new and higher quality levels of operation. In addition, db Group has also managed to secure a franchise agreement with Hard Rock Holdings Ltd for the branding of a 5-star hotel within this development.

The future for db Group is forecast to yield a lot of new opportunities and investment, and with a turnover in 2017 increased by a 9% factoring in at €46.6 million, the group is set to break its own records in the coming years.

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De La Rue

De La Rue, as the world’s largest commercial banknote printer, provides customers with a fully integrated range of sophisticated products and services which are available either individually or as a whole.

De La Rue is the world’s largest commercial passport manufacturer in an environment of increasing global concern over security at national boundaries and border control. De La Rue also produces a wide range of other security products, including tax stamps for governments who are seeking to combat illicit trade and collect excise duties.

De La Rue also provides a range of specialist services and software solutions including government identity schemes, product authentication systems and cash management processing solutions.

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Famfa Oil

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Firestone Diamonds

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Gem Diamonds

The Letšeng mine is renowned for its regular production of large, top colour, exceptional white diamonds, making it the highest average dollar per carat kimberlite diamond mine in the world. Since Gem Diamonds acquired the mine in 2006, Letšeng has produced four of the 20 largest white gem quality diamonds ever recorded.

Gem Diamonds has an organic growth strategy based on enhancing the operating efficiencies of the Letšeng mine and developing the Ghaghoo mine. Achieving operational excellence through cost reductions and enhancing current production is an essential focus.

Additional value is created through the Group’s expanded sales, marketing and manufacturing capabilities.

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Genesis Group

Genesis Group Nigeria Limited is a conglomerate offering services in catering, hospitality, entertainment, food production, oil & gas support services, trading and real estate.

Genesis Group was established in 1991 by Ichie (Dr.) Nnaeto Orazulike and currently holds a staff strength of over 2,500. A wholly Nigerian company, Genesis Group defies the odds by threading on paths not many companies have done before. It is an organization that forges ahead with the mission of being a leader within the markets of Nigeria and West Africa.

Genesis Group started with one restaurant in Enugu, Nigeria. A young Nnaeto, having just graduated from university wanted to take his then girlfriend (and now wife) to a nice restaurant in town. Faced with limited options and full of the will to build something great, he took on the challenge to start and run the restaurant he dreamed of. Genesis was born.

Fast forward to today, Genesis Foods is the foremost catering and hospitality organization east of the Niger with a large offering of quick-service restaurants all over Nigeria. A force in the cinema industry in the country and greater West African region, Genesis Cinemas provides deluxe movie-viewing experiences and will establish the first ever cinema in Cameroon. The Sojourner by Genesis, Ikeja and Genesis Hotels, Port Harcourt grant their guests serene and luxurious hotel stays. Genesis Technical (Gentec) is the oil & gas support services unit making dynamic moves in the oil & gas sector. With a mix of the old and the new, Orazulike Trading Company (OTC) is a well-known and reputable leader in the steel industry.  Stanchions Nigeria Limited offers property development and real estate including the striking Genesis Centre in Port Harcourt.

At Genesis Group, excellence is a habit and inevitably there is more of that to come.

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Ghana Exim Bank

The Ghana Export-Import Bank (GEXIM) was established by The Ghana Export – Import Bank Act, 2016, Act 911 in Ghana.

This Act transformed the Export Trade, Agricultural and Industrial Development Fund (EDAIF), a government agency owned wholly by the government into the Ghana Export – Import Bank.

The main objectives of the Ghana Export – Import Bank are as follows:

  • To support and develop, directly or indirectly trade between Ghana and other countries. (The Bank will assist exporters to compete internationally by acting as an intermediary between National Governments and exporters by providing export financing facilities to support their oversees activities
  • To build Ghana’s capacity and comprehensiveness in the international market-place.

The Bank has its head office in Accra, the capital of Ghana with four (4) branches sited in Kumasi, Tamale, Takoradi and Ho.

 PROJECTS THAT ARE FUNDED OR SUPPORTED BY GEXIM

  • Supports Cultivation of Raw materials for Industry such as cashew, oil palm and shea nut
  • Support the setup and expansion of Industrial Revitalization/Value Addition in sectors such as pharmaceuticals, salt and industrial starch
  • Supports Import Substitution in areas especially of poultry, sugar and rice
  • Support Establishment of Industrial Parks and Special Economic Zones; i.e. the creation of enabling environment for the setup of industrial and special economic zones through the provision of necessary infrastructures; i.e, electricity, water and telecommunication. Targeted interventions will be introduced to resolve, where possible, access to land.
  • Strategic Anchor Industries – Raw Material base – to support the setup of these industries with backward integration; i.e, the supply of good quality raw materials
  • Export Diversification of Non Traditional Export (NTE): the Bank will support this sector with soft credit, asset acquisition, financing and working capital support.
  • SME Development – support this sector with soft credit, asset acquisition, financing and working capital support especially in agriculture and agribusiness.
  • One District One Factory – the Bank will indirectly be contributing immensely to the success of the Government flagship programme (1D1F)

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Halmann Vella

The Halmann Vella Group is engaged in the running of a diverse portfolio of business entities, mainly within the construction industry. It is the leading supplier of natural stone and other surfacing materials such as marble, granite, terrazzo, ceramics, traditional cement pattern tiles, quartz and other engineered stone. With a production floor area of over 30,000 square metres,  Halmann Vella can fabricate luxury stone surfacing materials for residential customers as well as larger, more complex projects.

Halmann Vella also provides general contracting services, property development and letting. The group has been involved as a supplier of material or general contractor in a number of large projects such as Renzo Piano’s Valletta City Gate, BOV’s House of Four Winds, Verdala Palace, Smart City Malta, Skyparks, the Tigne Project, the Portomaso Project as well as a number of hotels such as the Radisson Golden Sands.

The Company employs over 200 people with a focus on manufacturing, design, architecture, engineering, project management and operations.

It registered a profit before tax of €1,937,261 during the year ended 31 December 2016.

Halmann Vella is committed to maintaining and improving high standards in terms of quality, environmental impact, and employee wellbeing.

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HSBC

HSBC is one of the world’s largest banking and financial services organisations. With around 3,900 offices in both established and emerging markets, we aim to be where the growth is, connecting customers to opportunities, enabling businesses to thrive and economies to prosper, and, ultimately, helping people to fulfil their hopes and realise their ambitions.

We serve around 38 million customers worldwide through our four Global Businesses: Retail Banking and Wealth Management, Commercial Banking, Global Banking and Markets, and Global Private Banking. Our network covers 67 countries and territories in Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Africa, North America and Latin America.

Listed on the London, Hong Kong, New York, Paris and Bermuda stock exchanges, shares in HSBC Holdings plc are held by more than 200,000 shareholders in 131 countries and territories.

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Hypower Engineering

Operating from our headquarters in Colombo, Sri Lanka we have successfully executed projects across the island spanning water infrastructure, roads and bridges, storm water drainage, sewerage, rural and urban development projects. Our success has helped us cultivate a network of relationships with many international players including leading financial institutions, development agencies and global conglomerates.

Leveraging on our extensive experience and strong reputation in engineering consultancy, we are now extending our reach into Consultancy Support for EPC (Engineering, Procurement and Construction) contractors, technology and project financing. Through our fully integrated offering we deliver a single-source solution to our valued clients.

Our company’s Vision, Mission and Values are the cornerstones of our culture. They guide our global strategy, define our overarching goals, and serve as a constant reminder of Hypower Engineering Internationals’ high performing, innovative and empowered culture.

These guiding principles help ensure that our company will continue to provide solutions for a more connected, sustainable world for many years to come. Our business is underpinned by a vision, values and a number of principles concerning our environment, our business and our people. We are an international consulting and engineering company that serves clients globally across the energy, industry and infrastructure sectors.

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IJARA Capital Partners Limited

IJARA Group was founded in 2000 and has a track record of success in Investments, M&A, Debt & Equity Advisory Services. IJARA Capital Partners Limited (‘ICPL’) is a Private Equity & Venture Capital Fund Management Company and is an alternative investment arm of the Group. ICPL has been licensed by Securities & Exchange Commission Pakistan in October 2016 and the Pakistan’s first locally hosted fund is being launched by ICPL worth of USD 100 million. The Fund will invest in growth sectors with attractive return potential focusing sectors such as Healthcare Services & Delivery; Education Services; Infrastructure Services; Real Estate; Logistics & Transportation; Food & Beverages; Information, Communication & Technology.

IJARA’s extensive expertise, strong connectivity and business acumen of its senior leadership enables them to identify investment opportunities that have potential to generate attractive returns for its investors, which is establishing itself as preferred partner for Corporates`, HNWI and Institutional Investors.

ICPL’s mission is to create lasting impact in ecosystem through value creation for investors, teams, businesses and the communities in which ICPL operates.  ICPL seek to partner, effectively with management teams to enhance the performance of portfolio companies, and in so doing, to produce high returns for investors.

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Inclusive Ventures Group

Inclusive Ventures Group is a proud supporter of Mosaic’s Leadership Programme.

Inclusive Ventures Group entities comprise Inclusive Ventures Limited UK, India, Nepal and British Virgin Island.

Inclusive Ventures Group is a member of Global Impact Investing Network.

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InterHealth Canada

Core business is to export Canada’s Healthcare intellectual and management expertise to emerging economies.

InterHealth Canada is committed to delivering internationally accredited healthcare management services with an emphasis on investment returns.

The organization is uniquely structured as its partners include internationally recognized Canadian academic health centers, specialty hospitals, multi-hospital systems and private healthcare companies. The blend of private and government organizations give InterHealth Canada the advantage of accessing a comprehensive range of services from the finest systems that meet the needs of global communities and investors.

Head office is located in Toronto, Canada with regional offices in Riyadh, London, Providenciales, Grand Turks, Warsaw and Dubai. They are committed to providing world’s best practice, the latest knowledge and expertise through lifelong learning and delivering continuous professional development to our multidiscipline team.

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JCB

JCB was founded in 1945 by Joseph Cyril Bamford, after whom it is named; it continues to be owned by the Bamford family. It is the world’s third-largest construction equipment manufacturer. It produces over 300 types of machines, including diggers (backhoes), excavators, tractors and diesel engines. JCB has 18 factories in the UK, Germany, North and South America, Australia, India, and China. The company employs some 7,000 people on four continents and sells its products in 150 countries through 1500 dealer depot locations. The company has a range of more than 300 products.

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L.A.T Cleveson

LATC develops bespoke investment structures that are specific to each venture that we pursue. The company has a preference for green field opportunities as well as growth-stage capital infusion into businesses where scale is required to maximize profits. LATC typically invests proprietary capital. Alternatively, the company will carefully select strategic co-investment partners who share similar sector appetite and business philosophy or parties with experience in the sector involved. This enables us to customize structures, capital and the necessary expertise to optimize returns. LATC has four key subsidiaries: LATC Marine, LATC Agro, LATC Capital (investments), and LATC Corporate Services (consulting). LATC also has interests in food and beverage, retail, and lifestyle businesses. The registered office of L.A.T. Cleveson is 2 Idowu Taylor Street, Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria

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LADOL

LADOL is a sustainable industrial free zone, built on a secure island inside Apapa Port in Lagos, Nigeria. This Special Economic Zone is ideally located and developed to handle the largest industrial projects in the world. From inception the plan has been to create tens of thousands of jobs, foster technology transfer and help make Nigeria the hub for West Africa – through long-term strategic private sector investment in infrastructure, facilities and people.

USD 500 million has been invested in LADOL over the last 17 years turning what was a swamp into a world class facility. The Zone is on-course to create 50,000 direct and indirect jobs in Nigeria. The Zone has disrupted the local petroleum sector, halving the cost of deep offshore exploration and production support and development, making Nigeria an attractive investment destination, despite the low oil price. Now the developers are focused on expanding into the non-oil and gas industrial sectors, starting with agriculture and technology.

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Life Sciences Queensland Limited

LSQ is a Member based organisation that is working for the life sciences industry in Queensland. LSQ recognises and supports the Queensland Government’s commitment to work with industry, to build infrastructure and attract world-class individuals to form the basis of a life sciences industry in Queensland.

As an industry-led vehicle, which promotes and supports all segments of the life sciences industry, LSQ works to enhance Queensland’s national and international reputation as a centre of commercial and research excellence in life sciences.

Life sciences innovation, especially in the agricultural, biomedical, environmental and industrial (including energy and mining) sectors, is set to form a key part of our future economic prosperity. Engaging the full spectrum of the life sciences industry, LSQ assists the growth of individual organisations and industry segments, and to build the profile, capacity and capability of the sector to help ensure long term economic, social and environmental benefits to Australia and its Members.

LSQ works closely and in a bipartisan way with elected officials at Local, State and Federal Government levels, to provide valuable feedback and insights, and to inform policy and planning agendas. LSQ are active advocates of the role of innovation in economic development, both domestically and on the international stage.

LSQ also organises key events and conferences, maintaining relationships with other industry groups and participating in national and international forums to improve current regulations and systems for undertaking research and development and promoting the role of life sciences innovation.

www.lsq.com.au

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Lulu Group International

Lulu Group is best known in retail in the Middle East, India and the Far East through its chain of shopping malls and Lulu hypermarkets. It also has an integrated network of import, distribution and wholesale marketing operations and cross-continent outsourcing operations. The group is active in the United Arab Emirates, Oman, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, India, Sri Lanka, Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Viet Nam, China, Kenya, Uganda, South Africa, Turkey, the United Kingdom, Spain and the US. With an annual turnover of US$ 7.4 billion, it has more than 41,000 employees from 37 different nations.

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Marine Platforms

Marine Platforms is an indigenous oil field service company providing Well Services, Subsea Solutions, Vessel Chartering and Brownfield Development in the West African Gulf.  We adhere to the highest standards of professionalism and strive to exceed the expectations of our clients through integrity, imbibing very strict safety culture and quality service delivery.

Marine Platforms was born out of the need to build sustainable indigenous capacity in the oil and gas industry in Nigeria. Since 2001, we have been driven by integrity, humility and the desire to make a difference. It all started by building relationships with globally reputable service providers to enable us gain necessary competencies, technical support and equipment for selected service offerings.

Our objectives are articulated through 5-yearly strategy spans. Each span defines what we set out to do and how it will be achieved. Every phase maintains a major decision to plough back profits for human and capacity building while ensuring effective and efficient solutions are delivered in order to gain market share in the industry.

Today, we have emerged as a leading service provider continually adding value to our clients and other stakeholders.

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Meinhardt Group

Founded in 1955, the Meinhardt group has a global network of offices across Asia, Australia, Europe, US, Middle East and North Africa represented in 47 offices worldwide with more than 4,500 professionals, working projects on smart cities, ports, water, power and waste environmental engineering

Meinhardt Infrastructure Pte Ltd is into its 14th year of operation in Singapore since its incorporation in 2005 as a fully owned subsidiary under the Meinhardt Group of companies; registered as a Licensed Entity with Singapore’s Professional Engineers Board (PEB) providing multi-disciplinary services for civil, structural, mechanical, electrical with various integrated engineering expertise both within Singapore and the region participating mainly Urban Infrastructure projects in areas of energy, transportation, master planning and infrastructural design work.

Meinhardt Infrastructure has established a veteran team of project managers that combines technical expertise with excellent management techniques and project control, with highly skilled and experienced technical team of engineers engaging in developing state-of-the-art solutions, delivered by highly qualified specialists in the industry together with developer to provide the best and the most cost-effective engineering solutions to meet their requirements.

For more information on our completed projects and about Meinhardt is available at
www.meinhardtinfrastructure.com and www.meinhardtgroup.com

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Mishcon de Reya LLP

With more than 800 people, Mishcon de Reya is an independent law firm with an international footprint and offices in London and New York. We service an international community of clients and provide advice in situations where the constraints of geography often do not apply. The work we undertake is cross-border, multi-jurisdictional and complex.

Our clients are dynamic and sophisticated and we reflect that in our belief in challenging the conventional or accepted ways of working. We like to solve problems quickly. We fiercely guard our clients’ interests, recognising the significant nexus between business affairs and personal affairs and the ways in which this affects our clients.

We appreciate the privilege of sitting alongside our clients as a trusted advisor. Building strong personal connections to our clients and their businesses is important to us. It is for these reasons we say ‘It’s business. But it’s personal’.

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Next International

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PanAfrican Capital

PanAfrican Capital Holdings Limited is a Proprietary Investment Company with special focus on Key Sectors in Africa including Financial Services, Agro-Allied/Light Manufacturing, ICT & Media, Hospitality/QSR, Healthcare and Real Estate/Infrastructure.

As a Proprietary Investment Company, our specialist subsidiary companies within the financial services division are geared toward offering our client-partners, strategic investment solutions and opportunities across emerging and frontier markets. PAC Capital Limited deals specifically with the Investment Banking and Advisory needs of our clients whilst PAC Asset Management Limited, PAC Registrars Limited, PAC securities Limited and PAC Trustees also play key parts of our operations within the financial services sector.

The company is spread across Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya and Mauritius with strong strategic alliances with multilateral financial institutions such as African Export-Import bank, Africa Development Bank, Africa Finance Corporation, Development Bank of South Africa, Bank of Industry, Nigerian Export-Import bank and other banks across the continent.

Our strength lies in our commitment to excellence, innovation and efficiency.  With experience garnered from working with a client base ranging from Institutional Investors, Individuals and Government Agencies, our proven and excellent track record in Banking, Insurance, Real Estate, Manufacturing, Hospitality, Telecommunications, Oil & Gas, Power & Energy, Aviation, Information Technology and the Public Sector tell the rest of the story.

Corporate Strategic Partners

Prudential

Prudential’s largest division is Prudential Corporation Asia, which has over 13 million customers across 12 Asian markets and is a top-three provider of life insurance in Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, the Philippines and Vietnam. Its Prudential UK division has around 7 million customers and is a leading provider of life insurance and pensions in the UK. Prudential also owns Jackson National Life Insurance Company, which is one of the largest life insurance providers in the United States, and M&G Investments, a Europe-focused asset manager with total assets under management of £547 billion at June 2014.

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Rolls-Royce

We are the second largest provider of defence aero engines and services in the world.

For land and sea markets, reciprocating engines and systems from Rolls-Royce are in marine, distributed energy, oil & gas, rail and off-highway vehicle applications. In nuclear, we have a strong instrumentation, product and service capability in both civil power and submarine propulsion.

Rolls-Royce has customers in over 120 countries, comprising more than 380 airlines and leasing customers, 160 armed forces, 4,000 marine customers including 70 navies, and over 5,000 power and nuclear customers.

We employ over 54,000 people in more than 50 countries; including 15,500 engineers.

Our firm and announced order book stands at £76.5 billion.

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Santander

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Schroders

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Seabank

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Standard Chartered

We bank the people and companies driving investment, trade and the creation of wealth across Asia, Africa and the Middle East, where we earn around 90 per cent of our income and profits. Our heritage and values are expressed in our brand promise, Here for good.

Standard Chartered PLC is listed on the London and Hong Kong Stock Exchanges as well as the Bombay and National Stock Exchanges in India.

For more information please visit www.sc.com. Explore our insights and comment on our blog, BeyondBorders. Follow Standard Chartered on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.

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Starzs Investments Company

Starzs provides Ship Management and Operations services as well as offshore Marine Vessel Services ranging from AHTSVs, Terminal Tugs, PSVs, Security Patrol Vessels, Subsea Vessels, Multi-purpose Supply Vessels and Specialized Offshore Support Vessels through our team of seasoned technical professionals and with the support of our Shipyard, carry out vessels repairs and maintenance and Provision of Maritime Security Services.

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Sterling Media

Sterling Media is a multi-disciplinary, global business and communications consultancy, founded in 1995 by business entrepreneur Teji Singh – one of the first women from an ethnic background to set up an international communications agency in the UK – with a mission to drive innovation by bringing clients closer to their goals in purposeful ways, creating more meaningful experiences, deeper connections and compelling narratives.

Our dynamic, expert team – made up of high level multi-cultural creators, thinkers, doers and communicators – is dedicated to delivering strategies to not only address business and communication challenges faced by clients, but to help them adapt and thrive to reach their business and societal goals. This has earnt the agency the respect and recognition as market leaders in representing clients corporates including multi-billion dollar hedge funds, consumer brands, charities and campaigners, high-profile celebrities, governments, global thought-leaders and influencers, to entrepreneurs, disruptors, innovators, small businesses to major global organisations such as the United Nations, across a number of industry sectors.

We work with a high number of industry leaders including Aston Martin, 20th Century Fox, Sony Pictures, Paramount Pictures, Reliance, Western Union, Lloyds Banking Group, United Nations, Morgan Cars, Jamie Oliver Food Foundation, The Global Goals campaign, Harrods, Ralph and Russo, Metro Bank, Powerboat P1 World Championship, DEFINE.London, Sabin Vaccine Institute, Entertainment One, Sun Global Investments, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, The Bird Group, RationalFX, Xendpay, The East India Company, GODAN, Commonwealth Enterprise and Investment Council, Yes Bank, Virat Kohli Foundation, and Nosh Detox. www.sterlingmedia.co.uk

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Tate & Lyle

Tate & Lyle Sugars are the UK’s cane sugar refiners. They produce 650 different sugar and syrups from their one raw material – raw cane sugar – at two sites in East London. Today the company is part of the ASR Group; the world’s largest cane sugar refining company with operations in North America, Central America, the Caribbean and Europe.

This year Tate & Lyle Sugars celebrates the 140th anniversary of its historic Thames Refinery which has always had close links with the Commonwealth. Tate & Lyle Sugars have been welcoming ships laden with raw cane sugar to their private jetty on the Thames since 1878. In the past year alone sugar from Fiji, South Africa, Guyana and Belize has arrived at Thames Refinery. Countries such as Jamaica, Barbados, and many Southern African countries are also in the supply chain. Post Brexit, with the UK setting its own trade policy, the company see opportunities to both widen and re-establish trade links with other Commonwealth countries such as Australia.

As well as being an important partner in the Commonwealth, Tate & Lyle Sugars play a large role in the local community as one of the last remaining industries in London’s Royal Docks. The company employs over 850 people, provides free land and homes to a number of local charities, and provides direct financial support of over £100,000 per year to local good causes that support a safe, healthy and prosperous environment for the people that live around its East London factories. Perhaps its best known product is Lyle’s Golden Syrup. It holds the Guinness World Record for oldest unchanged brand packaging – it’s iconic green and gold tins – and has been manufactured at the same site in East London since 1883.

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The Food Factory

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Trussco

Trussco first established itself in Singapore as a specialist contractor in the supply and installation of steel and timber doors in the early 90s. With strong strategic and networking capabilities, the company has since expanded its product lines to service the correctional, detention and security industries.

Some of our key projects include Changi Prison, Cantonment Police Headquarters, Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital, Ocean Financial Centre, ION Orchard, Orchard Residence, Vivocity. The company has also completed several overseas projects in China, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam.

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United Kingdom Accreditation Service

UKAS accredits organisations, against recognised standards, providing calibration, testing, certification and inspection services. In this capacity, UKAS assesses those evaluating performance, products and services in both the private and public sectors and thus works closely with Government and other key interests across society and the economy to deliver strategic objectives and benefits in line with our formal duty to act in the public interest.  UKAS is a self-funding  organisation, established as a company limited by  guarantee.

The influence and use of accreditation extends across a wide range of Government policy areas including better regulation, good governance, fair markets, international trade and public confidence. UKAS has a strong track record in the accreditation of technical assessment and quality management in both traditional areas of activity such as manufacturing and industrial applications for measurement and quality, as well as an increasingly wide range of disciplines such as healthcare, personal safety, energy supply, environmental management, food safety, forensic science and DNA testing.

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Wood

Wood is a global leader in the delivery of project, engineering and technical services to energy and industrial markets. We operate in more than 60 countries, employing around 55,000 people, with revenues of over $10 billion. We provide performance-driven solutions throughout the asset life cycle, from concept to decommissioning across a broad range of industrial markets including upstream, midstream and downstream oil & gas, chemicals, environment and infrastructure, power & process, clean energy, mining, nuclear and general industrial sectors. We strive to be the best technical services company to work with, work for and invest in.

Wood delivers comprehensive services to support its customers across the complete lifecycle of their assets, from concept to decommissioning, across a range of energy, process and utility markets. The rich heritage of our founding organisations makes us a respected presence in global industrial markets, combining unrivalled technical knowledge and a drive for outstanding delivery. We have a powerful global network of professionals focused on delivering services, safely and cost-effectively that help our customers get the best from their assets to meet their performance goals.

We have long-standing relationships with customers based on our ability to deliver consistently successful outcomes, combining our global experience, innovative ideas and solutions, and a flexible approach, from specialist consultancy services, to project-based delivery or through long-term contracts. Coupled with an endless curiosity and hunger for new ideas to help our customers solve their business challenges, we have a culture of improvement and best practice that infuses all our operations.

Wood was formed in 2017, with the merger between Wood Group and Amec Foster Wheeler. The richly diverse heritages of Wood Group and Amec Foster Wheeler, spanning over 160 years of history, are the solid foundations on which we build our future success as Wood.

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Zenith Bank Plc

CORPORATE PROFILE

Zenith Bank Plc. is Nigeria’s largest and Africa’s 6th largest financial institution by tier-1 capital.  The bank provides individual customers and corporate clients with a range of financial products and services. Its shares are traded on the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE), London Stock Exchange (LSE) and Irish Stock Exchange (ISE).

The bank offers best-in-class banking services from branches and business offices across all States of Nigeria and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja.  The bank has presence in the United Kingdom (UK), Ghana, Sierra Leone, The Gambia, South Africa, China and United Arab Emirates (UAE).

With a team of dedicated and well-trained professionals, the bank leverages its robust Information and Communication Technology (ICT) infrastructure to provide products and services through its network of branches, point of sales terminals and electronically through its internet and mobile banking channels.

Zenith bank places premium on its core business strategy which is anchored on People, Technology and Service to create value for its clientele.  With strict adherence to global best practices, the bank combines market knowledge, professionalism, expertise and ICT to create products and provide services that anticipate and meet customers’ dynamic needs.

VISION AND STRATEGIC OBJECTIVE

Vision: To become the leading Nigerian, technology-driven, global financial institution that provides distinctive range of financial services

Mission: To build the Zenith brand into a reputable international financial institution recognized for innovation, superior performance and creation of premium value for all stakeholders.

Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Corporate Governance, Loyalty and Excellent Service.

Strategic Objective: Assessing and managing our impact on the industry.  The bank considers how the present and future capital requirements will be met and managed in view of projected capital requirements based on assessment and regulatory capital requirement.

SUSTAINABILITY

Guided by the Nigerian Sustainable Banking Principles (NSBP) of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) Principles, Zenith bank is committed to ensuring that the environmental, social and economic impacts of its banking services are carefully considered to obliterate or minimize negative outcomes. The bank published its maiden Sustainability Report (‘Nurturing Our People, Planet, Profit), covering it’s economic, social and environmental activities and performance from January to December 2015, the second edition of the Sustainability Report for 2016 (‘Creating Wealth Sustainably’) showing the progress made in the sustainability journey was also published in August, 2017.