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Investment & Market Entry Strategy

The Partners Group has the right experience, contacts and expertise to help new investors find their feet quickly upon entering Zambia.

The Partners Group helps investors reduce the steep learning curve that comes with entering a new market, enabling businesses to be more successful and more profitable more quickly. 

Case studies

 African Power Coal (APC)

African Power Coal (APC) will be a Southern African hub for thermal power which aims to provide a stable power supply to the Zambian government, reducing the over reliance on hydro-power which leaves Zambia’s power supply vulnerable to low rainfall and which other renewable sources of energy can be run off, taking advantage of Zambia’s status as a landlinked country and provide electricity to other neighbouring countries, some of whom are also facing power shortages.

APC is a Chinese investment worth a projected USD $3 billion. The company will mine coal in Nyimba in Eastern Province and Sinazongwe in Southern Province with the construction and set up of thermal power plants in both locations totaling 1.5 GW (gigawatts) with a power purchase agreement (PPA) under final negotiations with the Zambian government and the Zambian government will export surplus power to neighbouring countries.

Partners Group helped African Power Coal acquire potential sites for mines through its connections with the Zambian government in order to obtain all of the necessary legal documentation and permits and to fix appointments with the relevant authorities and decision makers. Once exploration studies were conducted and final sites were approved, Partners Group assisted APC in negotiating the PPA with the Zambian government.

Rara Agriculture

Rara Agriculture is an Indian investment worth a projected USD $10 million. The company will grow wheat, soya beans and maize between Kabwe and Kapiri Mposhi in Central Province. Partners Group helped Rara Agriculture to deal with traditional leaders to acquire 10,000 hectares (ha) of land, put the land on title, and to work with the Zambian government to repatriate and compensate the local community that needs to be resettled nearby.

Indian Agro

Indian Agro is an Indian investment worth a projected USD $5 million. The company will grow wheat, soya beans, maize and sugarcane in the Mubmwa area in Central Province. Partners Group assisted Indian Agro to deal with traditional leaders to acquire 5,000 hectares (ha) of land, put the land on title, and to work with the Zambian government to repatriate and compensate the local community that needs to be resettled nearby.