Category: February 2011

INTRODUCTION

Welcome to the February edition of Focus, our first edition of 2011. The 6th of February marked the fifth anniversary of Trinity’s incorporation and I’m glad to say that we had two reasons to celebrate this February. Our first cause to celebrate is that Trinity have just been appointed to Citibank’s Africa corporate finance panel…. Read more »

PPPs Bridging the gap of Infrastructure Finance in Africa

1. OVERVIEW 1.1  In November 2010, the Collaborative Africa Budget Reform Initiative ("CABRI") published a report titled "Ensuring Value for Money in Infrastructure in Africa: Financing Infrastructure Projects". The report is centred on the financing of infrastructure projects in Africa via Public ­ Private Partnerships ("PPP"). The paper examines the various ways of financing infrastructure… Read more »

Legalese: The Equator Principles

IntroductionIn June 2003 certain private sector banks led by Citigroup, ABN AMRO, Barclays and WestLB developed the Equator Principles. The Equator Principles are a voluntary set of standards for determining, assessing and managing social and environmental risk in project financing. Financial institutions who adopt the Equator Principles are committed to lending to projects that are… Read more »