African Business Development Expertise

Our Africa Group specializes in helping clients successfully launch and manage projects across Africa. We create strategies that address bureaucracy, policy, and culture, and mitigating potential risk while engaging the continent’s burgeoning growth. With a Sub Saharan Africa annual GDP of approximately $900 billion, Africa is entering an unprecedented era of growth and development. Many of America’s leading corporations are retooling their investment strategies to participate in Africa’s 21st century opportunities.

Foreign direct investment is spurring the growth of industries traditionally associated with Africa like energy and natural resources, but also stimulating construction, health care, transportation, and telecommunications. Buoyed by strong government and institutional support, Africa has become an attractive growth market across industries.

Many African governments are focusing on redefining their relationships with international development organizations and the U.S. government. These forward-looking nations are seeking experts to assist them in finding private sector partnerships, managing the development funding processes, and establishing effective relationships.

Nando Group knows how to compete and succeed both on the ground in local markets and more broadly within influential international organizations. Our executives have over 2 decades of hands on experience in Africa, global development and relief organizations and the senior levels of the U.S. government’s legislative and executive branches.

We create unique business development strategies for each of our clients that reflect their long-range goals in Africa, their compelling market position, and their specific competitive and comparative advantages. We work with clients to focus their activities on the important issues and relationships that motivate the relevant decision makers within governments and multilateral funding agencies. Our Proven Process has helped us achieve an unparalleled success record for helping our clients increase market share, revenue and profitability.

Nando Group has wide ranging strategic relationships and a long history of working with Africa’s leaders to embrace the power of the free market and create an environment in which America’s business leaders can have greater confidence in investment.

Special Expertise

  • USAID Funded Projects and Management of Contract Award System
  • Federal Agency Coordination
  • Multilateral Agency Coordination and Management of Contract Award System
  • Solicitation of African Government Contracts
  • Use of MIGA to Manage the Risk of Doing Business in Africa
  • Creation of Effective Market Entry Strategies
  • U.S. and African Strategic Corporate Partnerships
  • Strong Links to African Regional Associations like the African Union, NEPAD, Ecowas, and Comesa
  • Building Partnerships with Africa’s Leading Business Leaders
  • Crafting and Delivering Effective Messages to Congress, the White House, and the Executive Branch
  • Identification and Creation of Appropriate Funding Sources and Public-Private Partnerships

Working Effectively With:

  • White House
  • African Governmental Leaders
  • U.S. Corporations
  • Congress
  • Department of State
  • U.S. Agency for International Development
  • Office of the U.S. Trade Representative
  • Leading African Corporations

The Nando Group

Washington, D.C. ** San Diego, CA  ** Qatar ** South Africa ** Beijing