Dealing with Africa’s infrastructure backlogs and its future demands is high on the agendas of leaders and civil society on the continent and abroad. The continent’s infrastructure currently lags well behind that of the rest of the world with some 30% in a dilapidated condition.
Investing in Africa. More than a billion people, 54 countries, a continent bigger than the USA, Europe, China and India combined – Africa is well-positioned to be the next land of economic opportunity.
There is, however, widespread recognition of the vast business opportunities on the continent as a growing consumer market as well as the vast opportunities for infrastructure investment and development. According to PwC’s ‘Capital Projects & infrastructure in East Africa, Southern Africa and West Africa: Trends, Challenges and Future Outlook’, infrastructure spend in the region is estimated to grow from US$ 70 billion in 2014 to US$180 billion per annum by 2025.
Energy transformation is a reality. Huge electricity demand growth, investments in the power sector all over Africa, ageing and badly maintained systems, smarter and cheaper renewable technologies, the changing role of a customer – all of these components add to a new power and utilities market structure that drives companies’ and country strategies.
The management team of Moshesh has strong corporate and project finance experience within the infrastructure and clean energy sector.
His most recent role was the Head of Infrastructure Finance and Mergers & Acquisitions at SekelaXabiso, a risk and advisory business specialising in Transaction Advisory, Internal Audit, IT Audit, Business Consulting and Actuarial and Insurance Services.
His successes have been achieved largely due to the convergence of deep strategic insight, in-depth experience across multiple operational and product areas and keen ability to drive implementation, within a challenging regulatory environment in both the up and down cycle, owning the responsibility for evaluating multiple financing alternatives and capital structures, negotiating key legal and financial documentation and coordinating with lenders.
Following his completion of a Master of Science in Finance from Oxford University at the Said Business School in 2006, Daniel has worked with the Barclays M&A team in Madrid & London, ABSA Wealth in Cape Town and was the Project Finance and Structuring Manager for Soitec responsible for the placement of the first renewable bond issue on the African continent totalling R1bn. Within Evolution he helped set up the Prescient/Evolution Debt Fund that invested into 7 different wind and solar projects totalling R1bn.
Combined with honesty, intelligence, rigorous analysis of opportunities and a robust network, he is motivated by understanding what drives pioneers and innovators, connecting with their business and their investment ideas. He believes that sincere absorption into someone's story, and their drive, opens the doorway to find the solution they were looking for, or even better, the enhanced solution that they may not have thought they needed.
As co-founder of Moshesh, he wholeheartedly believes in the energy sector's power to deliver on its promise of creating a better world - socially and through sustainability.
Chris drives Moshesh’s aspiration to be agile and efficient when it comes to evaluating and executing on potential transactions, thereby differentiating it from its larger, more corporate peers. Being a small team, Moshesh requires a diverse set of skills while demanding absolute accuracy from its team. There is little room for mistakes or places to hide.
Chris is driven by the evaluation and understanding of, and participation in, investments that can create wealth over time while making positive contributions to sustainable infrastructure that ultimately creates long-term benefits for all citizens.
In addition, Moshesh has an investment committee consisting of industry experts and experienced investment officers.
Khetha joined Rand Merchant Bank in January 2010 having previously worked at Standard Bank for three years (TOPPProgramme / SAICAarticles). Khetha has significant non-recourse and limited recourse project finance experience in sub-Saharan Africa and has closed several landmark transactions in the region.
She has further significant experience in funding greenfield, brownfield and expansion developments acrossa wide spectrum of products and funding mechanisms using various debt instruments including seniordebt, mezzaninedebt, preference shares equity and hybrid instruments.
Her current role at RMB includes structuring, advising and funding bespoke transactions in the mezzanine or shareholder layers of the capital structure.