EnergyNet’s sponsors are our partners and at the heart of all that we do

Sponsors

EnergyNet’s sponsors are at the heart of all that we do. Below you will find some of our highest profile sponsors to date. Their presence has been consistent, constructive, and invaluable in promoting the development of Africa’s power sector and we would like to thank them for their on-going support.

Partnering with EnergyNet offers your business a relevant platform to engage investors, governments and senior stakeholders in the power project value chain, to develop credible relationships with proven decision makers and to manoeuvre your organisation in to a position which will save you time and money. We have operated successfully in Africa’s power sector for over 19yrs and have built a reputation among decision makers that can directly support your business aspirations. Most recently we were recognised by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth ii and British Prime Minister David Cameron or services to international trade.

Clearly brand visibility is important and plays a key role in building the awareness of your business, but what really resonates with our audience is the importance of the discussions that are had, and deals that are made, as result of the relationships formed. We facilitate innovation and collaboration and invite your business to join us in creating and developing vital power projects.

Whether you want to align yourself with Governments supporting the ‘EnergyNet Student Engagement Initiative’, be seen as a market leader hosting exclusive functions or influence the agenda through thought leadership, we can offer a strategic and commercial opportunities designed to deliver real value to your business. And if your business carries specific needs, we’re able to construct tailored packages to meet those ambitions within the markets you operate.

Àrgentil is licensed by the Securities and Exchange Commission of Nigeria to act as Financial Adviser and Portfolio Manager, with a significant number of years of experience in Advisory, Principal Investing and Private Equity investments in energy and infrastructure spanning across various markets in Africa, Europe and North America. 
 
Àrgentil has served as Financial Adviser and/or Lead Arranger on projects valued in excess of US$5bn including:
Divestment of IOC assets in Nigeria to an indigenous oil and gas company - US$1.8bn;
Acquisition financing of two hydropower plants in Nigeria - US$170m;
US$20m farm-out of two oil blocks in Chad;
Cross border reverse takeover of an E & P company and subsequent US$106m listing on the Toronto Exchange. 
Àrgentil’s existing fund management and principal investment activities include:
Managing US$3m mezzanine SME fund which has returned c.45% since inception in Q3 2012.
Incubating a hybrid power solutions provider for Sub-Saharan Africa in partnership with Canadian JV Partner.
Co-sponsoring the development of a 160MW integrated natural gas-powered generation and transmission project in Sierra Leone.
 
The Brazil Ethanol Cluster – APLA in association with Brazilian Trade and Investment Promotion Agency – APEX, through the project Brazil Sugarcane Bioenergy Solution, has companies and institutions that can offer complete solutions made by Brazilian technology to the worldwide sugarcane industry, our associates companies can offer engineering, industrial equipment, industrial machinery, agriculture equipment and helpful services. All solutions to improve the sugarcane process products.  
 

Arup Energy is a global firm of designers, engineers and business consultants we provide a diverse range of professional services to clients around the world and work across the whole energy supply chain, from supply demand and generation to demand consumption, including the connecting infrastructure. We have a reputation for delivering innovative solutions which address the global challenges of climate change and natural resource depletion. Our strength lies in taking a whole-systems approach to resource management for the benefit of industry, the environment, and society.

For over 30 years Arup has been active in the feasibility assessment, development, design, construction, commissioning, sale and acquisition of power generation and related infrastructure projects throughout the world. Over the last 15 years, Arup has developed a proven track record as leaders in the development of Renewable Energy Technology (RET) projects, including: hydro, solar, wind and bio-energy. Through the extensive capability of our integrated, multidisciplinary teams, the firm has provided engineering design, business and power consulting services on more than 100GW of power plant projects in over 20 countries.

 
Ashurst is a leading international law firm, providing incisive advice to some of the regions’ leading resources, energy and infrastructure developers, as well as financial institutions and funds. Ashurst’s core areas of focus in Africa include oil and gas; resources and mining; infrastructure/PPP and power and renewables projects. Most notably, Ashurst’s recent work has resulted in the firm advising on phases II and III of the Noor CSP IPP in Ouarzazate, Morocco, recently awarded the Asian-Mena Counsel's 2015 Deal of the Year, and the IFC and the Government of Uganda on the Kampala-Jinja Expressway PPP, the country's first road PPP project. 
 

 

As Coordinator of the Association, I would tell you briefly about the role of this body and of course to share with you the benefits of AME offers its members. Mr. Jaime de la Rosa, who is the president of this association, access to important international forums on issues of power generation in order to keep abreast of advances in technology development and that can bring benefits to member companies. Similarly, and in order to keep informed and updated to our members, we extend the early hours of the synthesis of the most relevant news topic that interests us, and invitations to participate in lectures, seminars, conferences. We met continuously in session, to address any matter that is of importance to you and affecting our industry or activity. Similarly maintain continuous contact with the authorities in the energy of our country and government authorities in other fields, always positioning and supporting member companies. It should be stressed that our investment in the country accounts for 25% of total generation projects through external energy producer. We continue to work towards a Law to Promote Renewable Energy that encourages investment in our businesses cohesion is important for members of the industry to the benefit of our companies and the country, so I urge you to join our association and accessing the benefits it brings. We are delighted that you may be interested in participating in our Association, overall you comment a bit of our organization, but if they wish, we can make an appointment and go visit with pleasure to talk more extensively about the AME 
 

Como Coordinadora de la asociación, digo brevemente sobre el papel de este organismo y por supuesto a compartir con usted los beneficios que AME ofrece a sus miembros. Sr. Ingeniero Jaime de la Rosa, que es el Presidente de esta asociación, accede a importantes foros internacionales sobre temas de generación de energía con el fin de mantenerse al tanto de avances en el desarrollo de la tecnología y que puede aportar beneficios a las empresas. Asimismo y en orden de mantener informados y actualizados a nuestros miembros, extender las horas tempranas de la síntesis del tema de noticias más relevante que nos acontece e invitaciones a participar en conferencias, seminarios.Nos encontramos continuamente en período de sesiones, para tratar cualquier asunto de importancia para usted y que afectan a nuestro sector o actividad. Del mismo modo mantener contacto continuo con las autoridades de la energía de nuestro país y las autoridades gubernamentales en otros campos, siempre buscando el posicionamiento y apoyar a las empresas miembro. Debe destacarse que la inversión en el país representa el 25% de los proyectos de generación total a través de productor externo de energía. Seguimos trabajando hacia una ley para promover las energías renovables que aliente la inversión en nuestros negocios. La cohesión es importante para los miembros de la industria en beneficio de nuestras empresas y el país, por lo que le insto a unirse a nuestra asociación y acceder a los beneficios que aporta. Estamos encantados de que quizás estés interesado en participar en nuestra asociación, en general comentar un poco de nuestra organización, pero si lo desean, podemos hacer una cita e ir a visitar con mucho gusto para hablar más ampliamente del desempeño de AME.

 

The association aims to promote sustainable development, fair trade, renewable energy and environmental protection. The purpose is to act through concrete actions. 

http://www.centraider.org/acteurs-de-la-cooperation-en-region-centre/repertoire-des-acteurs-en-region-centre/1824-soleil-eau-vent.html

 

Since its commissioning in 2000, the Azito gas fired power plant has been providing reliable and low-cost base load generation while using Cote d’Ivoire’s natural gas resources.  The 430 MW power plant is located close to Abidjan and supplies more than one-quarter of the country’s baseload generation to the grid. Globeleq is the majority shareholder in Azito Energie and is responsible for the day to day operations of the Azito power plant.
 

Azuri Technologies is a commercial provider of PayGo solar home systems to rural off-­‐ grid households. With the widest reach of any solar as a service offering in sub Saharan Africa, the company is addressing the problem of energy access that affects 600 million people who lack access to the grid. Azuri has combined solar and mobile technology to allow customers to access power on a pay-­‐as-­‐you-­‐go basis, providing affordable, clean and safe renewable energy for as little as half the cost of the fossil fuels being replaced. Azuri’s HQ is located in Cambridge, United Kingdom, with staff based in Kenya, Uganda, Ghana, Ethiopia and Tanzania and a regional HQ based in Nairobi.

www.azuri-­‐technologies.com

Azuri Technologies is a commercial provider of PayGo solar home systems to rural off-­‐ grid households. With the widest reach of any solar as a service offering in sub Saharan Africa, the company is addressing the problem of energy access that affects 600 million people who lack access to the grid. Azuri has combined solar and mobile technology to allow customers to access power on a pay-­‐as-­‐you-­‐go basis, providing affordable, clean and safe renewable energy for as little as half the cost of the fossil fuels being replaced. Azuri’s HQ is located in Cambridge, United Kingdom, with staff based in Kenya, Uganda, Ghana, Ethiopia and Tanzania and a regional HQ based in Nairobi.

www.azuri-­‐technologies.com

Babson is a global institutional asset manager with over $222 billion in assets under management as of December 31, 2015. The firm manages for a broad range of global institutional investors and is the lead investment advisor to its parent, the Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Co. (“MassMutual”). The firm's goal is to build long-term relationships, based on transparency and trust that provide value to its clients. Through proprietary research and analysis and a focus on investment fundamentals, the firm develops products and investment strategies that leverage its broad array of expertise. With capabilities in both specialized and traditional fixed income, our particular strengths are Global High Yield, Global Private Finance, Private Equity, Emerging Markets (including Global Energy Infrastructure Private Equity), and Investment Grade strategies. As a member of the MassMutual Financial Group, Babson is affiliated with a number of entities that share MassMutual as a parent company. 
 
Founded in 1949, Baker & McKenzie advises many of the world’s most dynamic and successful business organizations through more than 4,000 locally qualified lawyers and 6,000 professional staff in 77 offices in 47 countries. The Firm is known for its global perspective, deep understanding of the local language and culture of business, uncompromising commitment to excellence, and world-class fluency in its client service. 
 
Baker & McKenzie defined the global law firm and as our clients expand into new markets, we are there with them, sharing our unrivalled experience and helping them succeed in new regions. We call our global way of working, "fluency," because we partner with our clients seamlessly over time and across regions and business lines.
 
At Baker & McKenzie, our track record in power projects — extensively advising on the development, operation, and financing of a range of projects — includes many "milestone projects" throughout the world. We act primarily for project developers, but also for lenders, governments, international agencies, contractors and operators. 
 
Being one of the largest international law firms, our clients will take advantage of our local market knowledge and relationships, first mover advantage for new opportunities and introductions to key local regulators and industry players. Our comprehensive industry knowledge, global reach and world-class abilities enable us to bring the right people, with the right skills, wherever you operate.
 

B&I currently has five main practice areas, namely, Corporate, Securities & Finance (comprising capital markets, corporate finance, corporate restructuring,  foreign investment and divestment, mergers and acquisitions,  privatization, project finance, real estate & property, taxation and telecommunications), Energy & Natural Resources (covering oil, gas, power and mining), Intellectual Property & Technology, Litigation, Arbitration & Alternative Dispute Resolution, and Shipping, Aviation & International Trade.

B&I’s Corporate, Securities & Finance team, which over the years has advised clients on some of the largest banking and finance transactions in Nigeria, very recently advised the Dangote Group in connection with a US$3.15 Billion Corporate Finance Transaction.

The Intellectual Property and Technology Group works with clients to attain effective protection for their brands, intangible assets, concepts and business operating plans. Our expertise also includes product registration and regulatory compliance.

Our Litigation, Arbitration and ADR Practice Group is comprised of excellent and internationally acclaimed Barristers, Arbitrators, Negotiators, Accredited Mediators and Certified ADR Trainers who ensure that disputes arising from the business and commercial activities of clients are effectively resolved with minimum expenditure of time and resources.

The firm is also a clear leader in the Nigerian Electricity Supply Industry space. Amongst other notable deals, the firm advised on two of the successful power privatization transactions, Mainstream Energy Solutions concession of Kainji Electric Power Plc, and Vigeo Power Holdings Limited acquisition of Benin Distribution Company Plc.

Our Shipping, Aviation and International Trade team have represented airlines, insurers, aircraft manufacturers, ship owners, charterers, protection and indemnity (P&I) Clubs, ship brokers, financiers, offshore and marine companies, port and terminal operators/promoters, commodities traders, oil and gas companies and government agencies on several transactions.

Barclays is a leading provider of corporate and investment banking services to large corporate, governments and institutional clients throughout the African continent. The bank has an established footprint in 13 African countries across Southern, East and West Africa. With over 300 years of history and expertise in banking, we offer clients access to a multi-disciplined global team of industry experts with extensive experience in the Power, Utilities and Infrastructure sector.

The teams are focused on providing best practice advisory and arranging services for both private and public debt and equity capital markets. In addition, the bank has a world class risk management businesss.

In 2013, Barclays played leading roles in the ZAR9.7bn 1,000MW Avon and Dedisa Peaking-Power Plants which was named “Africa Power Deal of the Year” and “Overall African Deal of the Year for 2013” by Project Finance magazine, as well the USD550mn 50MW Bokpoort CSP Power Plant which was named “African Renewable Deal of the Year” by Project Finance International.

 

Barclays is a leading provider of corporate and investment banking services to large corporate, governments and institutional clients throughout the African continent. The bank has an established footprint in 14 African countries across Southern, East and West Africa. With over 300 years of history and expertise in banking, we offer clients access to a multi-disciplined global team of industry experts with extensive experience in the Power, Utilities and Infrastructure sector. 
 
The teams are focused on providing best practice advisory and arranging services for both private and public debt and equity capital markets. In addition, the bank has a world class risk management business. 
Barclays has also been extremely active in financing Renewable Energy projects in South Africa, having participated and arranged financing for 41% of the Renewable Energy projects awarded to date (by MW’s).
 
 

Barloworld Power is a registered entity within the Barloworld Limited group, a multinational corporation headquartered in South Africa and operates in 27 countries employing 19,000 employees. We are a distributor of leading international brands, providing integrated power, rental, fleet management, product support and logistics solutions. The company was founded in 1902 and has been one of the largest leading Caterpillar dealers for 88 years.

Based in South Africa and operating internationally via its Cat® dealer footprint, Barloworld Power* is a leading provider of engineered solutions in the mining sector for custom designed prime and standby electrification solutions driven by Caterpillar’s extensive proprietary suite of diesel, heavy fuel oil and gas generator engine configurations.

Today Barloworld Power’s Cat territorial responsibility encompasses 11 countries in southern Africa, in addition to its dealer coverage in Portugal, Spain, Siberia and the Russian Far East.

For more information contact 0860 898 000 or visit www.barloworldpower.com

BBOXX is a venture backed company developing solutions to provide affordable, clean energy to off-grid communities in the developing world. We are fully vertically integrated, controlling every part of our customer experience. Our market leading products and appliances coupled with our SMART Solar platform bring machine-learning and customer experience optimisation to rural Africa. Our ground-breaking financing structure has brought off-grid solar into the World’s financial markets. With over 85,000 systems deployed so far; 350 staff across 5 offices in China, UK and East Africa are waking up every morning to work with BBOXX to electrify 20M people by 2020.

Banco Comercial e de Investimentos (BCI) started its operations in January 1996, when a group of mainly Mozambican investors decided to form AJM – Banco de Investimentos. The bank changed its name in June of the same year to Banco Comercial e de Investimentos, SARL, while continuing to gear its operations to the investment banking area. 
 
BCI readjusted its market approach in 2008. Although continuing to concentrate on investment banking, it has committed strongly to retail operations in an endeavour to reach out to all Mozambican citizens. Following very strong growth, it currently operates across the country as a whole with more than 165 branch offices. 
 
OUR MISSION
To actively contribute to Mozambique’s economic and social development, creating value and satisfying customers, shareholders, employees, partners and the community in general, in a socially responsible and sustainable manner.
 
OUR VISION
To be a bank of Mozambican culture and a financial system benchmark in Sub-Saharan Africa  as regards the application of best practice, competitiveness, innovation and quality of service, aiming to achieve the leadership of the domestic market.
 

BEN is a Black and Ethnic oriented, urban, diverse and cosmopolitan Family Channel, established to provide a wholesome mix of entertaining, educative and informational programmes suitable for family viewing. It included ranges of cultured programming to empower, transform and challenge the conventional perception of Africa, Caribbean and African-descendants in Diaspora.

The primary target audience is and rational to about 12% of the daily growing audience of more than 13 million homes in Britain who use Satellite and Digital reception whilst accessible to millions across the world. 

www.bentelevision.com

BLP is an international law firm with over 850 lawyers based in 14 offices across Europe, Asia and the Middle East. BLP’s years of experience in key African jurisdictions and close connections with national law firms means we are able to combine international legal expertise with specialist knowledge in order to execute complex transactions and manage legal risks in Africa. In the last five years, we have worked on over 180 matters spanning 27 countries in Africa.

Our recent African energy expertise includes advising: the Government of Tanzania on a range of projects, an energy business on investments in biomass in Ghana, an international project developer in Ghana on a waste to energy plant and a sponsor consortium on its acquisition of a power plant in Nigeria. BLP’s Africa practice is operated from offices in London, Dubai, Singapore and Hong Kong.

www.blplaw.com