The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in Africa
Africa's Energy Challenge
The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has negatively impacted foreign direct investment (FDI) flows to Africa and with only 43% of the population of Sub-Saharan Africa has access to basic electricity – less than half of the global average of 87%. This lack of access to reliable sustainable energy constrains modern economic development and negatively impacts life expectancy and quality of life, it also severely limits the adoption of emerging technologies in areas from banking to education to agriculture. The lag in economic development also puts African countries at increased risk from new energy shocks – the consequences of extreme weather events and other impacts of climate change.
It's going to take innovative funding solutions and leadership to overcome these challenges, combined with a new generation of funding and energy partners willing to focus on these innovative funding solutions to reduce the risk and provide the much needed energy solutions for Africa. Yes, focus on the people and ignore the surrounding negativity and hype.
Bluestone Service Group as partnered with BlueSky Ventures Limited (Mauritius) a innovative renewable Energy solutions company based out of Mauritius, Terra Firma Solution a Tier 1 South African based, but SADEC focused Solar PV industry specialist and various innovative debt & equity funders including a high-level European Equity Funder to provide full financed renewable energy solutions including, but not restricted to, traditional Solar PV and battery storage at highly competitive PPA rates.
How do we overcome these funding challenges?
By partnering with innovative funding partners and SA Guarantees, who are willing to review the risk, delivering innovative financial products, managed by people of Africa, who live and breathe the Africa challenges, and supported by highly skilled African service providers like Bluestone Service Group (BSG) to create solutions that overcome those challenges.
How many funders offer innovative funding term sheet that provides;
100% funding with NO personal surety required
8.5% pa fixed interest rate in local currency (no forex challenges)
Wide range of projects such as Real Estate Development, Technology & Commercial Business (including acquisitions which is ideal for new entrants in over traded markets )
Min USD $ 50Mn (In local currency) per equity bond with the understanding that a bond can consist of several projects to make up the minimum amount on condition that such projects all fall under the same category type.
Protecting Funders and Project Owners Investments
Bluestone Service Group has in partnership with innovative funding partners and Escrow Fiduciary Services group SA Guarantee to design a unique ESCROW Fiduciary solution that protects the funders and the project owners or the buyer and the seller(supplier/manufacturer) in these troubling times.
From Advanced Payment Guarantees, Deferred Payment Guarantees, Performance Bonds plus other types of guarantees, we offer a variety of security collateral from AAA+ rated insurance companies that combined with a HSBC London or Mauritius ESCROW Fiduciary account, give investors, funders, buyers and sellers a peace of mind in cross boarder transactions.
"Best Practice" Delivery methods
By combining these innovative funding solutions with "best practice" project delivery, Business Service Management framework, APQC Business Process Optimisation & re-engineering all based on International standards, frameworks and methodologies and a clear Digital Strategy using state-of-the-art cloud based collaboration tools and apps like Trello, Monday will give you the edge you need.