Doin It with Kwaisi France: Felix Isuk – Part 1
Felix Isuk is a 1999 graduate of the Gilman School in Baltimore, Maryland and 2003 graduate of Harvard University with a BA in Anthropology. He received his MBA in 2010 from the Esade Business and Law School in Barcelona, Spain. As a senior analyst at Samuel James Ltd, he arranged $15 million in debt and equity financing to establish a LATAM-focused investment fund. As an Investment Officer at the DevAfri Group, he prepared investment prospect and presented private placements to investors for projects located in Nigeria, Ghana and Liberia. Felix then geared his focus towards health care as a member of The Resource Group with Ascension Healthcare where he provided overall financial leadership for $90 million supply budget P&L at two acute care hospitals comprising over 600 licensed beds and 28 operating rooms
Africa offers today’s investor access to years—perhaps even decades—of rapid economic growth off a very low base, abundant natural wealth, an improving political landscape and a young, growing, urbanizing and increasingly educated middle class population. Savvy investors worldwide have taken an interest to investing in Africa.
In some respects it is no surprise that Africa has become such a popular destination for business investment. It certainly needs more capital—an extra $90 billion a year for infrastructure alone, the World Bank reckons. Consumer demand is growing, and industries are being liberalized.
A decade ago, African countries were among the beneficiaries of a broader boom in investment in emerging markets worldwide. The financial crisis of 2007-08 put paid to that. Now, many private-equity funds are making Africa a primary target, and record amounts are being raised to invest in businesses there
In this conversation, as an investor in Africa and Nigerian by birth, Felix gives us access to the tremendous growth opportunities on the continent of Africa as it may be one of the last major ground-floor international investment opportunities left.
Doin It with Kwaisi France: Felix Isuk – Part 2