MOABI – GFI provide financial advisory services to Government entities, companies, DFIs and NGOs to assist them to both structure and raise funding (debt and equity) (hereinafter referred to as “Entities”) with the aim of promoting inclusive and sustainable development in Sub-Saharan Africa through the development of:
- large scale affordable housing developments;
- basic infrastructures and services to support the developments;
- blockchain and digital technologies with proven concepts and business models, e.g. Agri-Tech, Fin-Tech, Real-Tech and Prop-Tech Projects must adhere to international guidelines and standards of governance and management to meet MOABI’s and GFI’s evaluation criteria. In this respect MOABI and GFI will conduct Know Your Customer and Anti-Money Laundering checks on the promoters and their companies upon receipt of an application. GFI must conform with the FSC’s regulatory requirements.
GFI GROUP consists of two companies. GFI Ltd was established in 2004 and is a boutique investment banking firm based in the BVI specializing in Emerging & Frontier Market capital market transactions, corporate, project and trade finance, agri- and commodity finance. Africa GFI FUND ADVISORS was established in 2013 is licenced (Investment Adviser Unrestricted Licence); it is regulated and supervised by the Financial Services Commission (Mauritius) and specialises in Treasury Management, EM & FM debt capital market investments and fund management; providing in-depth fund research tailored for clients to enable strategic and financial portfolio construction and investment recommendations.
GFI is a signatory to the UN Principles of Responsible Investment. The GFI Group has associates in Global Financial Centres as well as in 32 Emerging and Frontier markets. Its executives have handled in excess of $ 18 bn in transactions – corporate, project and trade finance, capital market fund raising (debt and equity), syndications, Mergers & Acquisitions, corporate advisory services and logistics. GFI’S executive team has over 700-man years of experience in Global, Emerging and Frontier Market transactions, as well as a deep knowledge and understanding of the markets through direct interaction and through GFI’s extensive network. Its executive team members were trained by, and worked for, major international financial institutions including ABN-Amro Bank, Chase Manhattan Bank (now J.P. Morgan Chase), Credit Suisse, European Central Bank, OECD and West LB.