January 15, 2024

AfDB Prioritizes Transport Projects in Kenya until 2028

BUSINESS DAILY – AfDB to Limit Kenya’s Infrastructure Funding to Water, Transport

The African Development Bank (AfDB) – one of Kenya’s biggest financiers – will restrict funding infrastructure projects to transport and water, in what it says will prioritize areas with the greatest potential to lift economic productivity.

The shift that will apply from this year to 2028 will see energy projects take a hit given that they are currently the third biggest beneficiaries of the pan-African lender’s portfolio in Kenya infrastructure funding.

The lender says that increased funding to the two sectors will significantly boost Kenya’s job creation agenda given the intense human labour needed to deliver the projects.

The AfDB is the second biggest multilateral lender to Kenya and had 51 ongoing projects as of July last year, currently valued at KES629.7-billion (UA3-billion). UA refers to Unit of Account which the AfDB uses as its currency and which is now equivalent to KES209 920 per unit.

“The bank will adopt a different approach to selectivity, narrowing the broad infrastructure projects to only two sectors, namely transport, and water and sanitation, to enhance productivity and competitiveness, noting that water will involve dams and irrigation that support greater agricultural productivity,” the AfDB says in a review of its Kenya funding programme.

Source: Business Daily

African Development Bank headquarters in Abidjan, Ivory Coast. PHOTO | COURTESY

June 14, 2023

Everstrong Capital’s Focus on Development of a PPP for the Nairobi to Mombasa Expressway

May 12, 2023 | Construction Today Kenya – A US based infrastructure asset company has submitted a proposal to the Ministry of Roads and transport to develop the 450 kilometers…

November 22, 2022 | Nairobi Business Monthly – Construction of Nairobi-Mombasa Highway to take 5 years…

September 20, 2022 | Pearl Radio/Business News – Kenya to construct expressway from Nairobi to Mombasa

February 28, 2022

Everstrong Capital Investor Update / February 2022

Creating Value Investing in Africa’s Infrastructure.

Everstrong Capital focuses on infrastructure investments in sub-Saharan Africa. We are sponsoring the USD$50m Everstrong Kenya Infrastructure Fund (EKIF) whose focus is on energy, transportation, communications, and social infrastructure in East Africa.

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February 3, 2022

SealTowers Announces Investment by Everstrong Kenya Infrastructure Fund

SealTowers Limited (SealTowers), a licensed Kenyan Cell Tower Company, and Everstrong Capital have today announced the signing of an agreement that will see Everstrong making a majority equity investment in SealTowers.

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December 16, 2021

Everstrong Capital is Proud to Announce the First Close of the Everstrong Kenya Infrastructure Fund

Everstrong Capital is Proud to Announce the First Close of the Everstrong Kenya Infrastructure Fund

The fund’s initial investments are targeted to be in existing Kenyan telecommunications and healthcare companies and will demonstrate Everstrong’s focus on effectively investing in infrastructure companies that positively impact the East African communities we invest in.

(NOTE: This statement does not constitute or form part of an offer to issue or sell, or of a solicitation of an offer to subscribe or buy, any securities nor does it constitute a financial promotion, investment advice or an inducement or incitement to participate in any product, offering or investment. No capital markets authority in any other jurisdiction has given, and is required to give, its consent to this statement.)

October 27, 2021

2021 East Africa Infrastructure Finance Event

The East Africa Infrastructure Finance Event, sponsored by Everstrong Capital, MiDA, USAID and Standard Bank, was held in October 2021.

The aim of the livestream virtual event was to raise awareness of the evolution of private finance of infrastructure in Kenya and East Africa, and highlighted the significant role that infrastructure development continues to make in boosting the East African economy as well as the opportunities available for infrastructure investments in the region.

The event featured speakers and distinguished guests and provided in depth discussions on topics such as diversification of investment portfolios into alternative investments/real assets, and economic and social infrastructure in Kenya and East Africa.

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June 21, 2021

2021 Mercer Report

2021 Mercer, MiDA Advisors and Standard Bank report on Infrastructure financing in sub-Saharan Africa – Executive Summary

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March 25, 2021

The United States-Kenya Free Trade Agreement Negotiations

Kenya has been a beneficiary of the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) which provides qualifying products made in eligible African ‘beneficiary’ countries preferential, duty-free access to the U.S. market. Through the AGOA, Kenya was one of the first eligible countries to export apparel under separate apparel provisions.

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February 16, 2021

Report on East Africa and Select Countries’ Economic Performance

East Africa remains Africa’s fastest growing region. This paper highlights the various macro and micro economic pillars of particular countries in the East African region. Above all, we highlight the significant role that infrastructure development continues to make in boosting the East African economy as well as the opportunities available for infrastructure investments in the region.

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December 4, 2020

BUSINESS DAILY – American PE Targets Energy Projects with Sh5.5bn Fund

American private equity fund Everstrong Capital wants to raise Sh5.5 billion ($50 million) from institutional investors targeting infrastructure projects in Kenya and Africa.

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December 2, 2020

Everstrong Capital Kenya Office Virtual Launch Event

In depth discussions on the infrastructure investment climate in Kenya as well as energy and other infrastructure across Sub Saharan Africa. Featured speakers include US Ambassador to Kenya, Kyle McCarter and other distinguished guests.


July 2, 2020

An African Model for This Moment: Local Institutional Funding of Infrastructure

As African debt levels shake regional economies and strain government coffers in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the urgency of marshalling local savings for vital infrastructure is clear.

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June 25, 2020

The Future of US Aid – How DFC is Assessing Development Impact

The U.S. International Development Finance Corporation has developed a new impact measurement system, Impact Quotient, or IQ, to assess whether a project will receive funding, push companies to have greater development impact, and track whether projects are having the intended impact.

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November 5, 2019

KENYA – US TRADE TIES | Bottomline Africa

American Chamber of Commerce Business Summit

“Africa has such a wealth of energy potential – renewables in particular, Kenya is one of worlds leaders in renewable energy…”