Globalebridge is a relatively new player in the consultancy, legal and investment field specialised on the emerging and developing countries. the Company was set up to meet the obvious gap in the provision of legal, consultancy and other services that were emerging towards the African economic booming. Foreign investors always panic to do business in Africa. Globalebridge has gather all the necessary information upon investment opportunities, tax system, regularitory frame work in many African countries that could pave the way for foreign investment. Globalebridge has grown from an initial three remote lawyers on the ground to now include numerous associates and legal officers, all qualified to practice as Barristers-at-Law and Solicitors in their respective countries.
Globalebridge; prides itself on its competitive edge and maintains excellent relations with all the key players in the public, private and legal sectors in many developing countries, ensuring a complete service in investment, consultancies and legal matters. The company is committed to first-class service delivery and is research-oriented, with young, dynamic, fast-paced and client focused lawyers.
- Business plan preparation
- International Trade and Business
- International Tenders and Bids
- Foreign Investment
- Joint ventures
- Technology transfer
- Project Finance-Private/Public
- Debt Recoveries and Collections
- Mining, Energy and Natural Resources
- Business valuation
- Commercial Law
- Mergers & Acquisitions
- Drafting and Negotiating of Agreements: – leases, licence, construction, Engineering, etc.
INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES IN MANY DEVELOPING COUNTRIES:
AFRICAN continent is endowed with an abundance of natural touristic attraction such as wild life, an unspoiled natural landscape, awesome scenery and diverse cultural heritage that presents vast opportunities for investment.
The Mineral Sector
The continent boasts of deposits of bauxite, rutile, gold, and diamonds and other precious minerals and metals. Also great potential for oil and gas exploration that could be added to the list of the gifted natural resources. Investments in this sector are always welcome.
The Agricultural Sector
For quite a long time private equity investors and other investors had least interest in Africa agriculture business because of the lack of information. Agriculture sector were previously displayed cyclical, commodity-type returns, there are now signs that we are entering a period of sustainable growth. This is being driven by a variety of global factors including rising population, rising income levels in emerging markets, and a growing of arable land and water.
Moreover, the investment conditions have steadily improving across many of the African countries, with better transparency and a more stable legal framework. The fact of the matter in agribusiness is that much of sub-Saharan Africa benefits come from rich soil and climate that allows double-cropping, or two crops per year, obviously, this leads to the potential, in well structured investments, for high productivity and strong cash returns relative to other agricultural markets in the world. Successful agribusiness investment should incorporate the primary production includes other vectors in the value chain such as processing, storage and transportation. Many African governments favour investment in the agriculture sector with significant incentives for the investors as part of their food security commitment to their citizens.
Most African countries have a growing population and improved economies. That leads to a high demand and investment in the automobile industry. The sector could grow faster, but it lacks the necessary technology to fully exploit its potential. However, South African auto manufacturers have been extremely successful and Cameroon for the days to come will be manufacturing cars and buses through great business cooperation with Chinese government.
Banks in Africa traditionally served wealthy consumers, governments, medium to big business. But now a day, this strategy has been changing on the back of a consumer boom, and the increased investment in infrastructure and natural resources and the introduction of innovations such as mobile phone banking. Sub-Saharan Africa, once seen as unattractive and risky, is gaining importance for banking sectors as economies expand based on soaring oil and mineral prices and the rise of a middle-class consumer market that is creating new demand for banking services.
Africa’s manufacturing industry is growing at a steady pace. Industrial development is still held down by poor electricity supply and a lack of infrastructure such as roads. With an abundant reserve of natural resources the continent has great potential in most areas of manufacturing. International trade agreements such as the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) are aiming to enhancing the competitiveness of African exports.
Investment in the renewable energy sector, which is currently attracting a lot of interest, is expected to triple between 2010 and 2015, driven by increased need for energy diversification and reliable supply. Several projects in renewable energy sector in Africa are currently in the development stage and will significantly boost the installed wind power capacity in Africa continent.
The telecommunication sector in Africa is booming although Africa has poor fixed-line infrastructure which results to a high growth in mobile usage. To meet the demand, African leaders have decided to encourage private investments and foreign investors by setting up some efficient regulatory framework and ease the licence procedures. Many Europeans mobile operators such as Vodafone, France Telecom and Millicom, MTN and Vodacom have seen a great opportunities to gain an enormous footprint on the continent.
Billing rates and fees approach
Our billing rate is based on the nature and extent of work done or to be undertaken. It will of course vary from case to case depending on the particular type of service(s) required. For example, retaining the services of the firm on a yearly or half yearly basis for the duration of a particular brief as opposed to a one-off service such as giving an opinion, managing a consultancy or negotiating and drafting of an agreement.
African continent was virgin territory since 1462 and it appears is still. However, there are some challenges in terms of stability, political guarantee, regulatory frame work that are being addressed with serious determination with Africans leaders. The continent is seeking to attract medium to long-term investors and not the short-term quick profit types of the old fashion. This new drive therefore, presents fantastic opportunities to serious investors who wish to diversify while getting real returns on their investments and at the same time contribute to the development aspirations of the continent.