Invest Africa and Absa Group announce collaboration supporting African business investment

African markets investment platform Invest Africa and South African financial services firm Absa Group have unveiled a strategic partnership aimed at supporting the development of business and investment across Africa.

The collaboration combines Absa’s position as experts in providing a gateway to opportunities in Africa with Invest Africa’s well-established network, in order to promote trade and investment across the continent.

It will include a programme of initiatives such as events, podcasts and reports, focused on the growth of business and investment in Africa and the development of sustainable finance.

In its position as a trusted and diversified African bank, JSE-listed Absa will focus on furthering local financial solutions in African markets and growing the group’s market position across the continent and globally.

Absa International chief executive Cheryl Buss said: “As an authentically African bank with a deep understanding of the continent, we help clients build fit-for-purpose solutions that drive growth. As such, we are delighted to be collaborating with Invest Africa.

“Association with such a well-established organisation is a significant part of our commitment to act as a corridor to the continent and support international companies who are, or are interested in, conducting business in Africa.”