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Seminar in Abuja to catalase the formation of renewable energy private equity in Nigeria

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Abuja, March 10, 2014: The Nigerian Renewable Energy Private Equity Initiative and Seminar held on 13 March, 2014, at the Transcorp Hilton, Abuja, Nigeria will convene key stakeholders in the renewable energy private equity industry to meet, discuss, and collaborate to realize the Nigerian renewable energy opportunity. 

Organized by Henshaw Capital Partners and the Federal Ministry of Power, the policy making arm of the Federal Government of Nigeria, the seminar aims to catalyze the formation of Renewable Energy Private Equity funds in Nigeria, and investment in renewable energy business that has the potential to start and scale up renewable energy.

Henshaw Capital Partners develops private equity and venture capital products and services that catalyze the industry. They promote the venture capital and private equity industry in Nigeria. 

Barbara James, Founder of Henshaw Capital Partners, spoke on the key goals of the seminar, “We are very excited about the opportunity for renewables in Nigeria, but without the financing mechanisism such as private equity funds alongside debt, technical assistance facilities and the right government incentives, this opportunity will not be realized. This is why we have organized this event. It’s a starting point, so we hope to continue to hear from both Nigerian and International stakeholder and potential partners.”

Nigeria is an attractive renewable energy private equity opportunity, with its 160 million population, energy deficit and renewable energy target. 

In addition, the latent demand for renewable energy, including in rural communities, and the supply of private equity investment presents an opportunity for Renewable Energy Private Equity funds. 

The seminar also aims to promote institutions for private equity and venture capital and raise awareness among stakeholders such as institutional investors, entrepreneurs, fund managers, policy makers, and service providers. It aims to create growth for Nigerian businesses and in doing so, create jobs.

The Key Note address will be given by Prof Chinedu O. Nebu, PhD. OON, NPOM, Honorable Minister for Power-Nigerian Federal Ministry of Power. 

Stakeholders from around the world are invited to The Nigerian Renewable Energy Private Equity Initiative and Seminar to learn about the unique nature of PE backed companies and the compelling case for developing a vibrant private equity industry for growing Nigerian businesses.

 

For Further Information Contact: 

Henshaw Capital Partners 

info@henshawnigeria.com or 0803 766 7602

 

 

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Editor’s Note:

Henshaw Capital Partners

Henshaw promotes the venture capital and private equity industry in Nigeria and develops private equity and venture capital products and services that catalyse the industry. 

Henshaw also promotes institutions for private equity and venture capital and raises awareness of private equity and venture capital among stakeholders – institutional investors, entrepreneurs, fund managers, policy makers and service providers.

Further information: http://henshawnigeria.com/

 

The Federal Ministry of Power

The Federal Ministry of Power is the policy making arm of the Federal Government with the responsibility for the provision of power in the country. The Ministry in discharging this mandate is guided by the provisions of the National Electric Power Policy (NEPP) of 2001, the Electric Power Sector Reform (EPSR) Act of 2005, and the Roadmap for Power Sector Reform of August 2010.

Further information: http://www.power.gov.ng/

 

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