Africa–at the Heart of our Strategy
Leading public and private institutions from the Middle East and Asia (in particular India and China) have been increasing their direct investment into Africa. The volume of investment from the new partners has now surpassed that of historical partners.
MFC’s track record and experience in Africa differentiates us from our regional and international competitors. The MFC bankers have successfully executed transactions in most African countries and has an exceptional understanding of the African investment environment and an excellent network of contacts on the continent and globally, in addition to a rigorous investment discipline gained from extensive private equity and credit experience in developed and emerging markets
The GCC and Dubai in particular have become an important financial and business center attracting global blue chip institutions to pursue business opportunities in this region. MFC has chosen to establish its headquarters in Dubai to provide global standards of corporate finance and private equity services to meet the growing needs of the regions investors who are seeking to expand throughout the region and beyond.
We are currently advising international clients in capital raising assignments covering the spectrum from private placements with Middle East institutional investors to public listings on the regions stock exchanges. We are also acting on behalf of clients from this region in acquisition assignments for international assets. We have also established a strong track record in Islamic finance, which is one of the fastest growing segments of the banking industry.
The increasing appetite from Asian investors in Africa has provided MFC with a unique opportunity to serve as a conduit to Africa, leveraging its track record, expertise, experience and relationships in Africa.
Our Team is comprised of people who we rebornor have lived in this region, and who also possess significant international experience and have a proven track record in executing complex transactions across Asia.
Our particular emphasis is on harnessing the liquidity in the GCC region to finance the grow of companies in Asia, as well as to help Asian companies in their regional and global cross- border expansion. MFC has advised leading Indian and Chinese institutions on infrastructure, mining, and agriculture strategic investments in Africa.