Between 2001 and 2008, Africa grew by an average of 5.9% in GDP, improving by an impressive 5.2% in 2008 alone. Accordingly, Africa has doubled its FDI intake from 2003 to 2007. Notably, FDI to Africa rose to $48 billion in 2006, surpassing foriegn aid for the first time.
A recent Oxford University study of 2002-2007 data shows African publicly traded companies offer the world’s highest ROI in the world, outperforming companies in Asia and South America.
Overall, the global financial crisis has had a relatively low impact on Africa, leading investors to increasingly consider diversifying into investments in Africa. Many now regard Africa as the “last investment frontier,” which can simply no longer be ignored. However, the political environment in Africa remains relatively unstable and thus intimidating to potential investors.
B&M Consulting, Inc.© is the first political risk consultancy focused exclusively on Africa. We help our clients navigate and manage the risk of doing business in Africa by closely monitoring and analyzing political, economic, security and social developments across the continent and forecasting their impact on a client’s bottom-line.
Our unyielding focus on Africa enables us to be more thorough and efficient in our political risk research, analysis and forecasting than our competitors. We conduct our research on a continental (i.e. the African Union + Morocco), sub-regional (i.e. North, West, East, Central and Southern Africa), national, provincial, municipal, and industry level. We cover all 53 African countries.
B&M Consulting provides industry-specific political, economic, social and security risk research, monitoring, analysis and forecasting, focusing especially on sectors popular with international investors, including Precious Metals, Energy, Minerals & Other Metals, Agribusiness, Banking & Financial Services, Telecommunications, and Diamonds.
Most importantly, we cover any combination of cities, states, provinces, countries, and regions of importance to our clients.
At B&M Consulting, we believe the ultimate form of risk management is selecting the right business partners and deals. Thus, we also specialize in Africa-specific strategic deal flow, business development and due diligence research and advisory services.
We have field research analysts and on-the-ground monitors strategically positioned in several African countries.
In addition to being experts on African history, politics and business, our research analysts have extensive professional experience, advanced degrees and sufficient language skills.
We are currently based in Austin, TX.
To further inquire about or subscribe to our products and services, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org