Investors in TMT (Technology, Media and Telecommunications) sectors in Africa (2016)
Telecoms and Internet Reports
Document type: Report
Publication date: 1 March 2016
Number of pages: 179 + 15 excel sheets
Report's Key data:
A separate excel document lists 15 tables including company contact details when available, as follows:
- Investors' opportunities by TMT sub-segments: 67 sub-segments
- TMT sub-segment to invest in: Technology=35 - Media=20 - Telecoms=12
- Investment organisations by TMT segment (3 tables) with contact details where available
- TMT investors: 238 organisations including 30 advisory firms, 65 banks, 14 business angels, etc. involved in Africa
- Media investors: 74 organisations + 45 film grants and funds
- Telcos and IT companies: 43 major organisations investing in Africa
- A selection of law firms with expertise in African TMT sectors: 10+1 association
- A selection of Crowdfunding platforms with projects for Africa: 17
- Africa's Billionaires: 27
- Recent deal examples - TMT in Africa: 10 + 9 M&A deal examples
- Examples of 7 tech inventors Africa
- SWOT ANALYSIS related to investments in African TMT sectors
- Drivers: 16 good reasons why investors could choose Africa as an investment destination
- Main social networks used across Africa: 17 networks
- Digital devices - List of companies that assemble phones, Smartphones and tablets 'made in Africa': 13 companies
- Selection of E-finance services deployed in Africa: 13 services
There can be no doubt that TMT (Technology, Media and Telecommunications) sectors have had a profound impact on the socio-economic development of Africa over the last decade. TMT in Africa has outperformed leading global indices by a substantial amount over the past 5 years. As capital investment in Africa increases and the level of return continues to be relatively high, interest in the region is growing among the global investment community. The massive demand for new telecoms infrastructure and services across Africa presents a plethora of investment opportunities.
Key question are: Where are the latest opportunities and priorities for new investments and partnerships within African TMT sectors? Where is it worth investing? What are the key drivers in each sub-segment? Who are the investors? Where are the pitfalls and challenges by TMT segments? Who are the investors?
The African continent is going through several new changes: demographic and urbanisation growth, technological innovations, electrification and environment challenges. Economic results generated by those changes are difficult to assess since some experts have confirmed that 80% of the African economy is informal.
Microfinance using ICT tools, mobile money, alternative ICT energy, data centres, apps, e-health, e-gov., DTT, payTV, video production, gaming, etc.: This report identifies 65 TMT sub-segments worth investing in and over 250 investment organisations to support TMT projects in Africa.
The objectives of the report are:
· To present the overview of the ecosystem, trends and drivers around investments related to TMT sectors in Africa;
· To illustrate and qualify the investments patterns and processes related to TMT sectors in Africa;
· To quantify TMT investments; sizes of TMT segments; funds' values; examples of deal flows (towercos, telecoms M&As, etc.)
· To investigate if there is a dichotomy between the need for TMT investments in Africa and investors’ objectives;
· To highlight current investment priorities and opportunities in TMT sectors'sub-segments in Africa;
· To list key investment companies and other funding organisations focusing on TMT sectors in Africa;
· How can national policies stimulate growth in TMT sectors?
. To point out pitfalls and challenges typically encountered in investments by TMT segments in Africa
5 analysts and writers produced this report between 2014 and the end of March 2016.
Who should read this report?
CEOs, CFOs, Heads of Strategy and M&A from telecoms companies, startups, infrastructure owners and equipment providers, regulators and advisers from government departments, telecoms, media and technology sector heads from investment banks, investors, financiers and advisers and other decision makers in the African TMT sectors.
Why should you read this report?
The report will save months of research time and cut costs and is essential reading for anyone involved, or planning to engage in the African TMT sectors. Investors, governments, startups, consultants, analysts, media groups, telcos or executives trying to identify who/where the existing and upcoming TMT investments opportunities are in Africa will find key answers in this piece of research. The report is part of standard market intelligence for investors, telecoms, technology and media professionals active in African regions.
Table of Contents
Research scope, methodology and objectives
1.1 TMT market sectors
1.2 Investors, investment types and processes
1.3 Investors’ strategies
1.4 Assessing opportunities
1.5 Financing opportunities
2. Key drivers and opportunities by segment
2.1 The market
2.1.1 Consumers in Africa
2.1.2 African diasporas
2.1.3 Other communities keen on African TMT services
2.2 Opportunities in TMT sectors
2.2.1 Opportunities in Technology (non-telco)
2.2.2 Opportunities in Media
2.2.3 Opportunities in Telecoms
3. Challenges in TMT sectors
3.1 Challenges in Technology (non-telco)
3.2 Challenges in Media
3.3 Challenges in Telecoms
4. Key investors in TMT sectors in Africa
About the authors
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