8 April 2015
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African Sovereign Wealth and Pension Fund Leaders to Discuss Co-Investment Opportunities at 8th Africa investor Infrastructure Summit

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Africa investor (Ai), a leading international investment and communications group, today announced that African pension and sovereign wealth fund leaders are confirmed to discuss co-investment opportunities and receive presentations from a series of vetted infrastructure project developers at the Ai CEO Infrastructure Investment Summit to be held in Cape Town the day before the official opening of the World Economic Forum on Africa. Public and private sector developers and sponsors from across Africa are confirmed to participate in the Summit, which will see an unprecedented facilitation of infrastructure investments and commercial and technical partnerships. The Summit will bring together Africa’s leading project developers and government sponsors to engage institutional infrastructure investors, pension funds and sovereign wealth funds on both listed and unlisted infrastructure investment opportunities.

Vetted investment-ready projects worth over US $10 billion in the energy, rail, ports, airports and social infrastructure investment sectors will be presented to this exclusive audience. The Summit will also host a Heads of State Infrastructure Investment Working Lunch, which will also discuss opportunities for the private sector in the African Union’s Programme for Infrastructure Development (PIDA).

Commenting on the Summit, Hubert Danso, CEO and Vice Chairman of Africa investor stated;“This long-running invitation-only Ai Infrastructure Summit continues to provide a unique platform for infrastructure investors to engage project developers, financiers and government leaders on transformative infrastructure investment transactions.”

The first day’s invitation-only CEO-level Summit, the Ai CEO Infrastructure Project Developers Summit, will be dedicated to project developers and will address a range of project co-development opportunities and industry-related issues. The second day, the Ai CEO Infrastructure Investment Summit, will convene African pension and sovereign wealth funds to discuss co-investment opportunities and receive presentations from a series of project developers. Summit partners include: Africa investor; the African Union; the NEPAD

Planning and Coordinating Agency; Rand Merchant Bank; World Pensions Council; European Development Finance Institute; All Africa; Africa PLC; Quadrant PR. For more information on the Summit and Awards, or to register for the Ai CEO Infrastructure
Investment Summit and Awards, contact Precious Nkandu on +27 11 783 2431 or pnkandu@africainvestor.com.

About Africa investor - www.africainvestor.com Africa investor is a specialist investment and communications firm advising governments, international organisations and businesses on communication strategies for capital market and foreign direct investments in Africa. Africa investor publishes Africa investor, the leading international newsstand magazine for Africa’s investment decision makers; maintains the Africa investor 40 Investors’ Index, hosts the Ai CEO Institutional Summit & Awards and the Ai CEO Infrastructure Investment Summit & Awards, among other events. For more information on Africa investor (Ai), contact Catherine Wright on +27 11 783 2431 or cwright@africainvestor.com

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