03 Jun 2019

Celebrating success in Kenya


Partners Kamal Shah and Tony Edwards joined the leaders of Kenya's most dynamic growth businesses last week, at a London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG) event to raise awareness of investment opportunities and showcase the most inspirational companies there.

The event, held in Nairobi and co-sponsored by the firm, was the second of six roadshows taking place in Africa to launch LSEG's 'Companies to Inspire Africa' 2019 report, which profiles 360 businesses from across the continent. More than 100 guests attended the event, including prominent business and government representatives as well as entrepreneurs from the companies named in the report.

"This initiative showcases the achievements of the high growth companies that have the potential to transform African economies. In Kenya, the combination of an attractive destination for investors, and the quality and ambition of businesses there – illustrated by the fact that 66 companies from Kenya feature in the report – makes this an exciting time for the country," said partner Tony Edwards, who joined a panel at the event.

During the visit, Kamal and Tony had a series of positive meetings with a number of the Kenyan companies featured in the report, including off grid solar energy solutions companies, M-Kopa and d.Light, microfinance provider 4G Capital, fintech group Cellulant, geothermal company Olsuswa Energy, affordable housing developer Optiven, as well as meetings with KenGen, the state national electricity generation company and NOCK, the state oil and gas company.

The Companies to Inspire Africa 2019 report was produced by LSEG in partnership with African Development Bank Group, CDC Group, PwC and Asoko Insight, and sponsored by Instinctif Partners and Stephenson Harwood.

To find out more about the Nairobi event, read coverage from The Kenyan Wall Street.