Track Record

Private Sector Development services

Networks and Private Partnerships
Financial Inclusion & Access to Finance

Location

Client

Transaction highlight

Completion Date

Zimbabwe

FinMark Trust

ACA was appointed the Local Project Coordinator for the Making Access Possible Programme (MAP)

Current

Zimbabwe

FinMark Trust

ACA was appointed the Local Project Coordinator for the FinScope Zimbabwe Financial Consumer Survey

February 2015

Zimbabwe

FinMark Trust

Regional Financial Integration Review: ACA was responsible for reviewing the Zimbabwe aspect of the assignment

September 2014

Zimbabwe

Centre for Financial Regulation and Inclusion

Research House for CENFRI’s Micro-Insurance Survey in Chitungwiza and Harare. ACA conducted fieldwork, data analysis and report writing

September 2013

Zimbabwe

FinMark Trust

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

Zimbabwe

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

Current

Southern African Region

SADC

Regional Financial Integration and Investment Climate and Regulatory Framework enhancement: ACA was responsible for Malawi, Botswana and Zimbabwe.

March 2015

Zimbabwe

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

Current

Zimbabwe

USAID-SERA

Improving the Business Enabling
Environment Through Reforms at
the Municipal Level: City of Harare

September 2015

Syechelles / Zimbabwe / Lesotho

The ACP-EU Business Climate Facility (“BizClim”)

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

SADC

Development of the SADC Regional Financial Reserve Facility – the Fund is to ensure food security in SADC.

October 2015

Zimbabwe

FinMark Trust

Regional Financial Integration Review: ACA was responsible for Zimbabwe

September 2014

SME Capacity Building and Review

Location

Client

Transaction highlights

Completion Date

Zimbabwe

Danish Industries

Support to Business Support Organisations (BSOs) and Intermediary Organisations in research capacity building.

July – December 2012

Zimbabwe

FinMark Trust

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

Malawi

Centre for Development of Enterprise

Design of a Private Sector Development Programme for implementation by CDE in Malawi

2010-2011

Zimbabwe

Pulscomb P/L t/a All Avian

Arrangement of technical assistance from CDE for hatchery training & audit; finance & admin set up; SOPs, farm training.

Oct 2009

Export Market Research

Location

Client

Transaction highlights

Completion Date

Zimbabwe

ZimTrade

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

Zambia

ZimTrade

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

Zimbabwe

Global Fund

Reviewed the Zimbabwe current social, political and economic environment for the Global Fund’s Additional Safeguard Mechanism (ASM).

September 2014

Angola

ZimTrade

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

Mozambique

ZimTrade

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

Zimbabwe

ZimTrade

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

Zimbabwe

The Global Fund

Economic advice and quarterly economic update reports on developments in Zimbabwe, focussing on their impact on GF grants and strategy recommendations.

June 2012

South Sudan

ZimTrade

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

Zimbabwe

Centre for Financial Regulation and Inclusion

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

Zimbabwe

Danish Industries

ACA coordinated the Ease of doing business study in Zimbabwe: focusing on Competitiveness and regulatory costs of compliance conducted by CZI

October 2014

Zimbabwe

Danish Industries

Local Project coordinator for the assessment of the rail sector in Zimbabwe: Impact on competitiveness

May 2013

Zimbabwe

Centre for the Development of Enterprise

ACA was the CDE Technical Intervention Office (“TIO”) from January 2007 to July 2010.

July 2010

Zambia

The ACP-EU Business Climate Facility (“BizClim”)

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

Zimbabwe

Organisation and Facilitation of Draft National Investment Policy Validation Workshop.

February 2016

Zimbabwe

Organisation and Facilitation of FinScope Zimbabwe Financial Consumer Survey Launch of Results Workshop

February 2015

Zimbabwe

Organisation and Facilitation of Making Access Possible Diagnostic Survey Launch of Results

December 2015

Zimbabwe

Organisation and Facilitation of FinScope Zimbabwe MSME Survey Launch of Results Workshop

March 2013

Corporate turnarounds

Location

Client

Transaction highlights

Completion date

Zimbabwe

Ziscosteel (Zimbabwe) and its subsidiary Monarch Steel Limited in (Zambia)

M&A/ Turnaround strategy implementation.

June 2009 – June 2010

Zimbabwe

MFC Limited t/a Mashco

M&A, Turnaround strategy implementation – Capital raising and implementation of a turnaround strategy

April 2010 -
April 2011

Zimbabwe

Ziscosteel (Zimbabwe) – acquisition by Essar Holdings

M&A/ Turnaround strategy implementation.

March – June 2011

Namibia

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.

Nov 2006

Zimbabwe

ZimTrade

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

Zimbabwe


Rainbow Tourism Group Limited

Project Finance & Capital raising for new hotel development in Beitbridge – documentation, structuring, investor identification

Aug 2006

Mozambique

Project Finance - Due diligence investigation and international investor identification for an export oriented horticultural concern (Vilmar Roses)

2006

Zimbabwe

Rainbow Tourism Group Limited

Capital Markets transaction - Capital Raising through Rights Offer – documentation, underwriter identification, process management

Sept 2005

M&A transactions

Location

Client

Transaction highlights

Completion date

Zimbabwe

Premier Service Medical Investments P/L

M&A transaction - Assessment and strategy recommendation for the acquisition of minorities’ stake in Claybank Hospital in Gweru.

May 2008

Zimbabwe

People’s Own Savings Bank

M&A Transaction - Due Diligence and Valuation for a listed bank holding company for underwriting consideration in a Rights Offer (CFX Financial Services).

Aug 2006 & Mar 2008

Zimbabwe


Credsure


M&A transaction - Pre-merger valuation of two insurance companies.

October 2012

Zimbabwe


M&A transaction - Pre-merger valuation of two insurance companies.

October 2012

Zimbabwe

M&A transaction - Pre-merger valuation of two insurance companies.

March 2012

Zimbabwe

Ventab P/L t/a

M&A, Strategy formulation - Facilitation of Board and Management strategic sessions and development of strategic plans for 2010-14; investment negotiation.

Jan 2010

Corporate Training

Location

Client

Transaction highlight

Completion date

Malawi

Mzuzu Diocese Catholic Development & Health Commissions

Corporate Training - Strategic Financial Management Workshop Facilitation for senior management and board members.

Oct 2008