THE FSD RECEIVES NEO THEMIS/DENHAM CAPITAL, A SPECIALIST IN INFRASTRUCTURE INVESTMENT IN AFRICA
The Chief Executive Officer of the FSD, Dr. Slim FERIANI received on Wednesday 30th of November 2022 the Chief Executive Officer of Neo Themis/Denham Capital, Ms. Tas Anvaripour, and its Chief Investment Officer (CIO), Mr. Marc Mandaba.
Neo Themis/Denham Capital is a leading investment group with $12 billion under management and offices in Paris, London, Boston, and Casablanca.
Whether it is airport infrastructure, hydroelectric, solar or wind power plants, highways, hospitals, or the establishment of contracts for the research and exploitation of mineral resources, everything is carefully scrutinized and studied by the Neo Themis/Denham Capital team: from the signing of memorandums of understanding, feasibility studies, socio-economic and environmental impact studies, risk assessment, regulation, and the adoption of legislation on tax benefits and other operational facilities.
Neo Themis/Denham Capital has led the design and implementation of master plans for infrastructure projects in a number of African countries.
In Senegal, Neo Themis/Denham Capital has designed, implemented, and invested in a $1.3 billion program to finance four infrastructure projects, including the Blaise-Diagne International Airport in Senegal.
The experience of the Neo Themis/Denham Capital team in airport development is not limited to Senegal, as it has also worked with other partners on international airports such as Izmir Airport in Turkey, Medina Airport in Saudi Arabia, Monastir and Enfidha Airports in Tunisia and the Republic of Macedonia.
The Chief Executive Officer of the FSD, Dr. Slim Feriani, invited the Chief Executive Officer of Neo Themis/Denham Capital, Ms. Tas Anvaripour and its Chief Investment Officer, Mr. Marc Mandaba to replicate their experiences in Djibouti.
The Chief Executive Officer of Neo Themis/Denham Capital and her CIO met during this mission with H.E. Mrs. Safia Mohamed Ali GADILEH, Secretary of State in charge of Investment and Private Sector Development; H.E. Mr. Almis MOHAMED ABDILLAHI, Secretary General of the Government; and Mr. Youssouf MOUSSA DAWALEH, President of the Djibouti Chamber of Commerce.
The delegation also met during the visit to Djibouti Damerjog Industrial Development (DDID), Mr. Houssein Ahmed Houmed, the CEO of DDIP, and, Mrs. Hamda Houssein Farah, the Director of Projects of Great Horn Investment Holdings.
“The successful experience of the Neo Themis team in Senegal, Togo, and several other countries in infrastructure attracted the attention of the Fonds Souverain de Djibouti which is looking for partners with a country approach to developing a long-term vision,” said Dr. Slim Feriani.
Neo Themis/Denham Capital has a strong track record in infrastructure finance, with a team of experts who combine over 200 years of experience in infrastructure worldwide, specifically including 100 years in Africa.
To date, the Neo Themis team has invested equity in over 35 projects in Africa.
The mission of the youthful FSD, created by law in March 2020 barely 2 years ago, and whose current management team took office just one year ago, is also here to attract new international investors to develop structuring projects in key sectors identified in the “Djibouti 2035 Vision” carried by His Excellency Mr. Ismaël OMAR GUELLEH.