The ICA team has extensive private sector management experience and understanding, as well as strong analytical skills. With extensive networks in the broader business and investment ecosystem, we are perfectly placed to conduct bespoke research and analysis on a wide range of aspects concerning the development of business and investment ecosystems in Africa.
We are well equipped to design and deliver research, market assessment and studies, both quantitative and qualitative, that meet your specific needs. If you are a donor programme, NGO, investor, company or agency looking for greater clarity and understanding, talk to the ICA team about your needs.
A strong strategy is a vital first step towards achieving your business goals. The ICA team works closely with clients to develop an informed, well-structured and long-term business development or investment strategy, based on a thorough grasp of the fundamentals and an evaluation of strategic options.
If your business is seeking to raise finance through impact investors, you will need a clear business plan and a well-developed impact strategy, building positive social and/or environmental impacts as an integral part of your business approach.
Whatever your strategic advisory requirements, the ICA team can support you.
For any investor, looking for investment opportunities in new markets is a time-consuming and risky business. The ICA team can keep help you understand market conditions and opportunities. Using our networks, we can link you to the people and organisations you need know in order to make market entry.
Similarly, if you are a business looking to break into new, emerging African markets we can use our knowledge of the marketplace to help to identify the best opportunities for market entry, acquisitions, JVs and partnerships.
For many development programmes looking to support emerging economies, the issue of how to help companies grow and to access finance is a new challenge but is key to successful outcomes. The ICA team has experience in identifying adn developing funding channels, and we have the skills and knowledge to help you design and shape effective programmes that deliver sustainable results.
Trying to navigate the investment process, especially for the first time, can be challenging when you are looking to secure financing for business growth. With our experience of working with businesses and investors, we are well placed to be able to help you make the right connections, support your decision-making, and structure the right deals.
ICA supports clients in driving value creation through ESG practices.
A growing number of companies around the world are adopting and implementing a range of sustainability practices as a response to emerging challenges and stakeholder expectations across the environmental, social and governance (ESG) space. ICA has a long track record supporting clients in developing corporate ESG strategy, implementing ESG throughout operations, and liaising with investors to differentiate your business. ICA can support your company to: