Archive for the ‘Kenya’ Category

Private Equity Looks To East Africa For Investment Opportunities

Courtesy of The Financial Times, a look at how – with Nigeria in economic recession – global buyout groups are searching for deals in Kenya: Buyout groups investing in Africa are turning east and shunning the oil-rich western part of the continent as they grapple with the effect of low commodity prices on private equity’s final […]

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East Africa Petroleum Production

Via The East African, an interesting graphic on oil and gas production schedules for East Africa

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Ethiopia vs. Kenya: A Modern-Day War of the Roses

Via Bloomberg, a look at how a $10 million investment in Ethiopia blossomed into an upstart rival to Kenya for control of Europe’s flower trade: In a giant warehouse near Lake Ziway in central Ethiopia, hundreds of women in aprons work at yellow workbenches under the flags of Dutch soccer clubs PSV Eindhoven and Feyenoord, […]

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Ten Emerging Markets Of The Future

Via the World Economic Forum, commentary on the top 10 emerging markets of the future: A new report from BMI Research has identified the “10 emerging markets of the future” — the countries that are set to become new drivers of economic growth over the next 10 years. BMI estimates that these countries will cumulatively […]

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Kenya, South Sudan and Uganda: Pipeline Poker

Courtesy of The Economist, a look at East Africa’s oil related conundrum: IN MARCH last year the heads of state of Kenya, Ethiopia and South Sudan met among mangroves in Lamu, a Kenyan town on the Indian Ocean, to launch the construction of a port and oil pipeline together costing $16 billion that would serve […]

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Kenyan Oil: Hot And Getting Hotter?

Via OilPrice.com, a look at why Kenya has become the hottest oil and gas venue in East Africa since big discoveries were made in the country’s virgin oilfields last April and if the country will be able to quickly – and economically – develop those discoveries into production: Oilprice.com: There were some major discoveries in […]

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Wildcats & Black Sheep is a personal interest blog dedicated to the identification and evaluation of maverick investment opportunities arising in frontier - and, what some may consider to be, “rogue” or “black sheep” - markets around the world.

Focusing primarily on The New Seven Sisters - the largely state owned petroleum companies from the emerging world that have become key players in the oil & gas industry as identified by Carola Hoyos, Chief Energy Correspondent for The Financial Times - but spanning other nascent opportunities around the globe that may hold potential in the years ahead, Wildcats & Black Sheep is a place for the adventurous to contemplate & evaluate the emerging markets of tomorrow.