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Dispatch from Europe: A Cloudy Outlook

By Tom Koch, FCA Corp’s Director, Global Capital and Strategy There is a lot going on in Europe these days, and it takes traveling there and engaging in one-on-one conversation to truly grasp the scope of these issues. For financial professionals, understanding “on-the-ground” sentiment becomes very important to manage risk, understand potential opportunities, and validate broader Read more...

Economy & Business

Zambia Update 2022: COVID-19, Russia, Climate Change, and Debt Restructuring

Our Director of Global Capital and Strategy at FCA Corp, Tom Koch, recently spoke with the Zambian Minister of Finance and Planning. Here is his synopsis and link to the discussion: I recently had the opportunity to speak with the Hon. Dr. Situmbeko Musokotwane, the Zambian Minister of Finance and Planning during an event hosted Read more...

Economy & Business

How to Think About Nigeria: Recommendations for the Biden Administration

Nigeria is the single most important strategic partner for the United States in sub-Saharan Africa.” This quote from the US State Department’s 2018 Integrated Country Strategy (ICS) sums up quite well how Washington officially views Abuja. But sometimes “official policy” can differ quite substantially from what ends up being executed on the ground. With President Read more...

Economy & Business

FCA Corp Invests in Electric Motorcycles That Could Give African Companies a Competitive Advantage

FCA Corp’s African private equity fund Africap LLC, continues its leadership in African private equity through an investment in Sanguo Ventures Limited (SGV), a Malawi-based developer of electric motorcycles. Incorporated in Malawi in 2017, SGV is the first electric motorcycle manufacturer on the African continent. Its first production model, the MM125 motorcycle, has provided African Read more...

Economy & Business

Africa Pushes Back on the Developed Countries Energy Solution

Through decades of direct investment, participatory business consulting, and our Africa mutual fund, our investment advisory firm FCA Corp has developed dedicated research and ongoing analysis on the African continent. There are key events in the development of the emerging African economies and their growing consumerism that we find important enough to spotlight and critique. Read more...

Economy & Business

IRS extends April 15 and other upcoming deadlines, provides other tax relief for victims of Texas winter storms

Original article was posted on the IRS website and can be found here. WASHINGTON – Victims of this month’s winter storms in Texas will have until June 15, 2021, to file various individual and business tax returns and make tax payments, the Internal Revenue Service announced today. Following The recent disaster declaration issued by the Read more...

Economy & Business

Africap LLC, an FCA Corp advised entity, announced its investment into Liberia Merchant Capital

HOUSTON, TEXAS & MONROVIA, LIBERIA- Africap LLC, an FCA Corp advised entity, announced its investment into Liberia Merchant Capital (“Liberia Merchant Capital”, “LMC”, or the “Company”), a startup financial institution in Monrovia, Liberia. The investment is a joint-venture with Trans-Africa Holdings, incorporated in 1996 with the objective of building an Africa-wide network of specialized financial Read more...

Economy & Business

Fortesa International is continuing to build a foundation for Senegal’s emergence as an energy player.

The following article, recently published on Africa Oil & Power, features information about Fortesa International, is a portfolio company of Africap LLC. Published: January 15, 2021 Senegal is the hotspot for energy investment in West Africa right now, owing to a string of huge offshore hydrocarbons discoveries since 2014 (as well as its compelling renewables Read more...

Economy & Business

Property rights, data, and prosperity in Africa

Tom Koch, Director of Global Capital & Strategy for FCA Corp recently published the following article on the Atlantic Council website. Published: December 17, 2020 One of the biggest obstacles to wealth creation and greater economic prosperity in Africa has to do with land ownership. Overcoming this obstacle will require better data collection, aggregation, and Read more...