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Kuranga & Associates VC Fund (Update)

12 Apr

David O. Kuranga, Ph.D.

The author is the Managing Director and Principal of Kuranga and Associates, a full-service investment, political and economic risk consultancy, and asset management firm that specializes in Africa. He is also the author of The Power of Interdependence with Palgrave Macmillan Press.

We are in the process of wrapping up our seed round for our SME Venture Fund for Nigeria. Kuranga and Associates Venture Capital is a new 30 million dollar Venture Capital Fund for Nigeria specializing in Small to Medium-size Enterprises (SMEs). The fund expects to hold its first closing in 2013. SMEs have a vital role to play in developing economies as they account for a large percentage of the overall growth in the economy. For a myriad of reasons it is difficult for international capital investors to access privately owned businesses across Africa. The goal of Kuranga & Associates Venture Capital is to help remove this obstacle and provide international capital for talented African entrepreneurs starting in Nigeria. Kuranga and Associates is currently forming strategic partnerships with individual and institutional investors.

Our target investors and institutional partners seeking high-yielding investments also have a desire to make an impact through socially responsible investing (SRI). The fund targets a capital of $33 million USD (first closing at $18 million USD). Along with our partners, the fund seeks to acquire additional individual and institutional investment commitments. The growth of the SME sector in Nigeria far outpaces the growth found in many of the conventional financial markets. Individual investors that are seeking to diversify their portfolio to include high-yielding investments in Africa should take a close look at our fund. For details contact us by email or phone.

David O. Kuranga; Ph.D. Managing Director
Kuranga & Associates Global Consultancy
Phone: 212.363.0936
david.kuranga@kaglobal.net
https://kurangaandassociates.wordpress.com
http://us.macmillan.com/thepowerofinterdependence/DavidOladipupoKuranga

Kuranga & Associates Venture Capital

7 Nov

Kuranga & Associates Global Consultancy
Office: 646.481.6263
New York, NY
david.kuranga@kaglobal.net
https://kurangaandassociates.wordpress.com/

Kuranga and Associates Venture Capital Fund

25 Sep

Kuranga and Associates is launching a new 30 million dollar Venture Capital Fund for Nigeria specializing in Small to Medium-size Enterprises (SMEs). The fund is currently in fund-raising stage and expects to hold its first closing by the beginning of 2013. SMEs have a vital role to play in developing economies as they account for a large percentage of the overall growth in the economy. For a myriad of reasons access to credit is a major obstacle for talented entrepreneurs across Africa. The goal of Kuranga & Associates Venture Capital Fund is to help remove this obstacle for talented African entrepreneurs starting in Nigeria. Kuranga and Associates is currently forming strategic partnerships with individual and institutional investors. For more information about the fund contact Kuranga and Associates MD, David Kuranga directly by email: david.kuranga@kaglobal.net, or phone: 646.481.6263.

Kuranga & Associates Global Consultancy
Office: 646.481.6263
New York, NY
david.kuranga@kaglobal.net
https://kurangaandassociates.wordpress.com/

Calling Investors

5 Jul

We are looking for any individual or institutional investors interested in investing in a new VC Fund focused on SME’s in Nigeria. Investments will be targeted at renewable energy, agriculture, and firms that have a solid history of profitability and growth. The minimum investment is 1,000,000 USD for individuals and 5,000,000 USD for institutional investors. If you or anyone you know is interested and would like further details, please contact me directly.

David O. Kuranga, Ph.D.
Managing DirectorKuranga & Associates Global Consultancy
Office: 212.363.0936
New York, NY
david.kuranga@kaglobal.net
https://kurangaandassociates.wordpress.com/
http://us.macmillan.com/thepowerofinterdependence/DavidOladipupoKuranga

Nigeria Catches Up With South Africa

29 May

David O. Kuranga, Ph.D.

The author is the Managing Director and Principal of Kuranga and Associates Global Consultancy, a political and economic risk management firm that specializes in Africa. He is also the author of The Power of Interdependence with Palgrave Macmillan Press.

Nigeria is currently on record as Africa’s second-largest economy, and one of the fastest growing economies on the continent and in the world. However, it is only a matter of a year or two before Nigeria becomes Africa’s largest economy. Presently it is roughly equal to South Africa. Nigeria is expected to rebase its economy in 2012 in order to provide an accurate measure of its actual size. When neighbouring Ghana rebased its economy in 2010 it was found to be 60% larger than had previously estimated jumping from USD 18 to USD 31 billion. Nigeria is expected to have a similar jump once the rebase is completed this year. Rebasing adds different weighting on sectors that have changed over the last 30 years. In Nigeria the telecommunications industry, banking industry, and real estate and infrastructure sectors will receive different weights due to the growth in these sectors over the last few decades. According to Renaissance Capital, Nigeria could eclipse South Africa by 2014 and is presently likely to be roughly equal in size already at over USD 400 billion. According to projections by Price Waterhouse Coopers, Nigeria not only will be the largest African Economy in the next few years but will also eclipse major European Economies like Italy and Spain by 2050 and become one of the top 20 largest economies in the world.

Kuranga and Associates Global Consultancy is a political and economic risk management firm with a principle practice area of Africa. To learn more about Kuranga and Associates go to www.kaglobal.net. © Copyright 2012 David Kuranga. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

David O. Kuranga; Ph.D.
Managing Director
Kuranga & Associates Global Consultancy
Phone: 212.363.0936
david.kuranga@kaglobal.net
https://kurangaandassociates.wordpress.com/             http://us.macmillan.com/thepowerofinterdependence/DavidOladipupoKuranga

MD Director David Kuranga Speaks at Murdock Symposium

13 Mar

Kuranga and Associates Managing Director, David Kuranga, spoke at the Murdock Capital Investment Opportunities in Energy Symposium on Friday March 2. He spoke on behalf of Nova Capital Africa Analytics, a division of Nova Capital Investment Bank that works with Kuranga and Associates in developing research products for investors in Africa.

See Video Link Below:

http://webcast.murdockcapital.com/InvestOp010NovaCapital.htm

Kuranga and Associates Global Consultancy is a political and economic risk management firm with a principle practice area of Africa. To learn more about Kuranga and Associates go to www.kaglobal.net. © Copyright 2012 David Kuranga. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

David O. Kuranga; Ph.D.
Managing Director
Kuranga & Associates Global Consultancy
Phone: 212.363.0936
david.kuranga@kaglobal.net
https://kurangaandassociates.wordpress.com/