Archive for the ‘Kenya’ Category

Attractive Frontier Markets (According To Citi)

Via CNBC Africa, a report on frontier markets: Egypt, Kenya and Romania come out as most attractive Frontier Markets (FM), while Kazakhstan, Vietnam and Morocco come out least attractive. Here is what the model says about the top 3: ? Egypt leads the pack thanks to a host of supportive signals, including valuations (PE and […]

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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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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.