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Track Records

Network & Partners

Financial Inclusion & Access to Finance

Location Client Transaction Highlights Completion Date
ACA was appointed the Local Project Coordinator for the Making Access Possible Programme (MAP) Current
ACA was appointed the Local Project Coordinator for the FinScope Zimbabwe Financial Consumer Survey February 2015
Regional Financial Integration Review: ACA was responsible for reviewing the Zimbabwe aspect of the assignment September 2014
Research House for CENFRI’s Micro-Insurance Survey in Chitungwiza and Harare. ACA conducted fieldwork, data analysis and report writing September 2013
ACA was appointed the Local Project Coordinator for the FinScope Zimbabwe Financial Consumer Survey. It was a baseline financial inclusion survey aimed at providing baseline data on financial inclusion in Zimbabwe 2011

Investment Policy Reviews

Location Client Transaction Highlights Completion Date
African Development Bank (AfDB) and Ministry of Macro-Economic Planning and Investment Promotion Review of the Investment Regulatory Framework and Development of the National Investment Policy and Investment Brand for Zimbabwe 2018
Southern African Region Regional Financial Integration and Investment Climate and Regulatory Framework enhancement: ACA was responsible for Malawi, Botswana and Zimbabwe. March 2015
USAID-SERA and City of Harare Compilation of the Inventory of Business Regulatory Laws and Regulations, Evaluation of their Impact on the Ease of Doing Business, and Recommendations on Improving the Same 2017
Improving the Business Enabling

Environment Through Reforms at

the Municipal Level: City of Harare

September 2015
Syechelles / Zimbabwe / Lesotho Implementation of the One Stop Shop Investment Centre in the Republic of Seychelles. ACA’s Managing Director was the Lead Expert on the Project.

ACA’s senior manager was one of the experts in charge of organisation and facilitation of workshops for a BizClim project involving Zimbabwe & Lesotho

2011- 2012

Regional Integration

Location Client Transaction Highlights Completion Date
Southern African Region Development of the SADC Regional Financial Reserve Facility – the Fund is to ensure food security in SADC. October 2015
Regional Financial Integration Review: ACA was responsible for Zimbabwe September 2014

SME Capacity Building and Review

Location Client Transaction Highlights Completion Date
Support to Business Support Organisations (BSOs) and Intermediary Organisations in research capacity building. July – December 2012
ACA was appointed the Local Project Coordinator for the FinScope Zimbabwe MSME Survey February 2012
COMESA MEMBER STATES Study of MSME Funding Mechanisms in Nine COMESA Member States August 2013

Identification, Design & Implementation of PSD programmes

Location Client Transaction Highlights Completion Date
Design of a Private Sector Development Programme for implementation by CDE in Malawi 2010-2011
Arrangement of technical assistance from CDE for hatchery training & audit; finance & admin set up; SOPs, farm training. October 2009

Export Market Research

Location Client Transaction Highlights Completion Date
ACA has conducted a study on the export needs of the Zimbabwe SMEs and recommended an intervention strategy that promotes exports and the growth of the sector. August 2015
Carried out a market survey for Trade and Investment Opportunities in Zambia. The survey was meant asses the opportunities for Zimbabwean products in Zambia June 2015
Reviewed the Zimbabwe current social, political and economic environment for the Global Fund’s Additional Safeguard Mechanism (ASM). September 2014
Carried out a market survey for Trade and Investment Opportunities in Angola. The survey was meant asses the opportunities for Zimbabwean products in Angola. June 2014
Conducted a field export market survey in the Northern Provinces of Mozambique (Tete, Nampula, Niassa). The survey was to identify trade and investment opportunities for Zimbabwean Companies April 2014
Conducted the Zimbabwe Export Manufacturing Capacity Survey: the study was meant to provide authentic up to date information on the status of the sector for the implementation of pro-export strategies that enhances export growth. December 2013
Economic advice and quarterly economic update reports on developments in Zimbabwe, focussing on their impact on GF grants and strategy recommendations. June 2012
ACA conducted the Trade and Investment Opportunities Survey in South-Sudan. ACA conducted fieldwork, analysed data and presented the findings to the stakeholders October 2012

Micro - Insurance

Location Client Transaction Highlights Completion Date
Research House for CENFRI’s Micro-Insurance Survey in Chitungwiza and Harare. ACA conducted fieldwork, data analysis and report writing. September 2013

Project management

Location Client Transaction Highlights Completion Date
ACA coordinated the Ease of doing business study in Zimbabwe: focusing on Competitiveness and regulatory costs of compliance conducted by CZI October 2014
Local Project coordinator for the assessment of the rail sector in Zimbabwe: Impact on competitiveness May 2013
ACA was the CDE Technical Intervention Office (“TIO”) from January 2007 to July 2010 July 2010
Organisation and facilitation of seven (7) investment workshops in seven provinces of Zambia and one validation workshop in Lusaka for the assignment: Enhancing Zambia Development Agency’s Capacity to Facilitate Investors and Investment July 2009

Workshop facilitation

Location Client Transaction Highlights Completion Date
Organisation and Facilitation of Draft National Investment Policy Validation Workshop. February 2016
Organisation and Facilitation of FinScope Zimbabwe Financial Consumer Survey Launch of Results Workshop February 2015
Organisation and Facilitation of Making Access Possible Diagnostic Survey Launch of Results December 2015
Organisation and Facilitation of FinScope Zimbabwe MSME Survey Launch of Results Workshop March 2013

Corporate turnarounds

Location Client Transaction Highlights Completion Date
Ziscosteel (Zimbabwe) and its subsidiary Monarch Steel Limited in (Zambia) M&A/ Turnaround strategy implementation. June 2009 – June 2010
M&A, Turnaround strategy implementation – Capital raising and implementation of a turnaround strategy April 2010 – April 2011
Ziscosteel (Zimbabwe) – acquisition by Essar Holdings M&A/ Turnaround strategy implementation. March – June 2011
African Capacity Building Foundation/ NEPRU Evaluated and recommended the restructuring and turnaround strategies for the Namibian Economic Policy Research Unit (NEPRU) on behalf of the Government of Namibia and the donor community. November 2006
Conducted a Peoples Development Programme (PDP) since 2013 for ZimTrade personnel. The programme included skills audit, recruitment and skills development which entailed training on job evaluation, performance measurement and training as well as training on report writing skills October 2014

Project finance

Location Client Transaction Highlights Completion Date
Project Finance & Capital raising for new hotel development in Beitbridge – documentation, structuring, investor identification August 2006
Project Finance – Due diligence investigation and international investor identification for an export oriented horticultural concern (Vilmar Roses) 2006
Capital Markets transaction – Capital Raising through Rights Offer – documentation, underwriter identification, process management September 2005

M&A transactions

Location Client Transaction Highlights Completion Date
M&A transaction – Assessment and strategy recommendation for the acquisition of minorities’ stake in Claybank Hospital in Gweru. May 2008
M&A Transaction – Due Diligence and Valuation for a listed bank holding company for underwriting consideration in a Rights Offer (CFX Financial Services). August 2006 & March 2008
M&A transaction – Pre-merger valuation of two insurance companies. October 2012
M&A transaction – Pre-merger valuation of two insurance companies. March 2012
M&A, Strategy formulation – Facilitation of Board and Management strategic sessions and development of strategic plans for 2010-14; investment negotiation. January 2010

Corporate Training

Location Client Transaction Highlights Completion Date
Mzuzu Diocese Catholic Development & Health Commissions Corporate Training – Strategic Financial Management Workshop Facilitation for senior management and board members. October 2008