Afreximbank has signed financing facilities totalling $600 million with the Heirs Holdings Group, a pan-African proprietary investment holding company as it looks to facilitate the growth of Intra-Africa trade and support the development of African businesses.
The facilities are expected to support the Group’s power, oil and gas strategy, as it positions itself as an African leader in integrated natural resources.
Proceeds of the facilities will also assist the Heirs Holdings Group vision of creating a dynamic resource-based division, focused on ensuring value creation occurs on the African continent and that value chains are developed, which will directly benefit the broader African economy and consumer.
Benedict Oramah, President of Afreximbank, who signed on behalf of the Bank, stated that the investment by Heirs Holdings would play a key role in addressing some of the fundamental challenges that have affected the power and energy sectors in Africa.
Oramah said, “A world-class energy sector is fundamental to the sustainable growth of businesses in Africa. If we do not deal with these basic matters, growth of trade and exports will always be limited.”
Tony Elumelu, Chairman, Heirs Holdings, expressed his delight at the partnership with Afreximbank.
“Together, we illustrate that Africa can create world-class institutions, which are capable of successfully making the long-term investments necessary for Africa’s economic transformation and catalyse the enabling environment that will unleash Africa’s potential.”