African Infrastructure Investment Award winners announced at Africa investor Summit
Cape Town, South Africa; 8 May 2013: Africa investor (Ai), a leading international investment and communications group, yesterday announced the winners for its prestigious Africa investor (Ai) Infrastructure Investment Awards 2013.
The highly sought-after Ai Infrastructure Investment Awards, now in their 6th year, formally recognise achievements across the main infrastructure sectors in Africa, and reward the institutions and personalities driving infrastructure transactions and improving the continent’s infrastructure investment climate.
The Ai Infrastructure Investment Awards ceremony took place on the 7th of May 2013, in Cape Town, South Africa, at the Table Bay Hotel during the annual Ai Infrastructure Investment Summit. The Ai Infrastructure Investment Awards are a platform for investors in Africa’s fast-growing infrastructure sectors to gauge and compare their performance and achievements. The 2013 Awards showcased African public and private sector project innovations and the international competitiveness of African infrastructure as an investible asset class.
Developer of the Year was awarded jointly to Shoreline Natural Resources and Citadel Capital, and the South African government deservedly walked away with Power Deal of the Year for their ground-breaking Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (REIPP). The African Development Bank was awarded Transport Deal of the Year for the Henry Konan Bédié Toll Bridge Project (HKB).
Emerging Capital Partners was recognised for the purchase of MTN Mobile Network Towers in Cameroon and the Ivory Coast. They were recognised for ICT/Telecommunications Deal of the Year. InfraCo Limited and eleQtra Limited were awarded for their Kalangala Infrastructure Services Project, which is a US $50 million multi-sector infrastructure project located on Uganda’s Bugala Island. Rand Merchant Bank’s work in the eThekwini Metro was named Social Infrastructure Deal of the Year. Oil and Gas Deal of the Year was awarded to Standard Bank/Stanbic IBTC Bank for the acquisition of the OML 30 field in the Niger Delta, while GE Africa was given PPP Champion of the Year for its work on energy in Nigeria.
Infrastructure Fund of the Year was deservedly awarded to Macquarie’s Africa Infrastructure Investment Managers, for the Africa Infrastructure Investment Fund II; the Department of Energy, South Africa was named as Infrastructure Regulator of the Year, while Sponsor of the Year was awarded to TATA Africa. Rand Merchant Bank also won Bank Arranger of the Year.
Webber Wentzel took the Award for Legal Advisor of the Year, while Financial Advisor of the Year was awarded to Fieldstone. The Programme for Infrastructure Development (PIDA) and Presidential Infrastructure Champion Initiative (PICI), from the African Union Commission, was recognised as Regional Infrastructure Investment Initiative of the Year.
Then, President of the African Development Bank, Dr Donald Kaberuka, was named as Infrastructure Investment Personality of the Year for his efforts in promoting investment into the sector over the past year.
And finally, the Chairperson of the African Union, Honourable Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, was presented with a special Award recognising her role as a champion for infrastructure investment into Africa.
Commenting on the winners, Hubert Danso, CEO and Vice Chairman of Africa investor, said; “This year’s winners were true leaders in their fields. Congratulations to them and all the nominees. They are a testament to the strength of the projects being undertaken on the continent, and it is heartening to see the calibre of the companies and committed leaders working tirelessly to improve Africa’s infrastructure investment climate.”
Entries for nominations for the Ai Infrastructure Investment Awards 2014 will open soon. Announcements in the press to follow.
Ai Infrastructure Investment Awards Winners 2013
CATEGORY 1 Developer of the Year
Shoreline Natural Resources
CATEGORY 2 Power Deal of the Year
Department of Energy, The South African Government – REIPP Programme
CATEGORY 3 Transport Deal of the Year
The African Development Bank
CATEGORY 4 ICT/Telecoms Deal of the Year
Emerging Capital Partners
CATEGORY 5 Water Deal of the Year
InfraCo Limited/eleQtra Limited
CATEGORY 6 Social Infrastructure Deal of the Year
Rand Merchant Bank
CATEGORY 7 Oil and Gas Deal of the Year
Standard Bank/Stanbic IBTC Bank
CATEGORY 8 PPP Champion of the Year
CATEGORY 9 Infrastructure Fund of the Year
Africa Infrastructure Investment Managers – Africa Infrastructure Investment Fund II
CATEGORY 10 Infrastructure Regulator of the Year
Department of Energy, South Africa
CATEGORY 11 Sponsor of the Year
CATEGORY 12 Bank Arranger of the Year
Rand Merchant Bank
CATEGORY 13 Legal Advisor of the Year
CATEGORY 14 Financial Advisor of the Year
CATEGORY 15 Regional Infrastructure Investment Initiative of the Year
The African Union Commission – Programme for Infrastructure Development (PIDA) and Presidential Infrastructure Champion Initiative
CATEGORY 16 Infrastructure Investment Personality of the Year
Donald Kaberuka, President, the African Development Bank
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