African Lions: 10 Compelling Investment Opportunities


BMI View: Our 'African Lion' economies are poised for rapid growth over the long term and investment opportunities abound.   In this article, we highlight 10 such opportunities across a range of industries.

BMI hosted a briefing entitled 'African Lions: Exploring Key Growth Markets' at the London Stock Exchange in June. We put forward our thesis that although many of the leading economies in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) will encounter substantial political and economic headwinds over the coming two years, the long-term growth story is intact and investment opportunities abound.

Nigeria is a case in point. The country faces a tense, divisive election in early 2015 that will test its democratic structures, but investors cannot afford to ignore the immense opportunities presented. The vast, burgeoning consumer market will generate rapid growth in demand for goods and services such as private healthcare and education. Meanwhile, the ongoing privatisation of the power sector will provide massive impetus to a range of industries.

African Lions
Map - BMI's 'African Lion' Economies

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