Strategy Development &
Business Set Up across Africa

Expand into Africa deals with the strategic aspects and legalities of starting a business, from establishing contacts with potential partners and customers, developing a business plan, and choosing a legal structure, to the business registration and actual company set up: 

Strategic Analysis and Development

Expand into Africa supports you in establishing initial business contacts with potential customers for your products or services. We put you in touch with competent business partners such as sales- and trading partners, customers or manufacturers. Furthermore, Expand into Africa can assist you in meeting government officials and/or finding the right JV partner for your African venture.
Using previously gathered information (see Market Research, Risk Assessment & Competitive Intelligence), our team of experts can help you analyze the data as it relates to your objectives, current operating environment, and desired outcomes. In cooperation with staff members appointed by your company, Expand into Africa will assist you in drawing up a full business plan -a custom-tailored reference guide which provides an executable strategy for the targeted expansion and serves as a valuable tool in daily operations.

Company Set Up across Africa

Developing the business plan is just a first step; the second is getting the product out and the business up and running. Setting up a business or subsidiary in an African context means knowing how to navigate political, environmental, and local economic waters. Our dedicated team of professionals is well-versed in the laws as well as the political and economic climates of the various African contexts and works to provide your company and management team with all it needs to understand the operating environment, getting the necessary credentials, and supporting you in setting up your venture. This includes:

  • Assistance with a comprehensive search and secure service for Rental and/or Purchase of land/property and business premises;
  • Legal assistance with lease agreements, concession and sales work contracts;
  • Attending to your company’s incorporation and registration process, and providing aid to organize any sort of permit the company requires (commercial registration, trade licence, statistical and tax registrations, construction licences, relevant permits on Provincial and Municipal level, and so forth);
  • Ensuring that your new business venture starts off and operates according to all relevant laws;
  • Facilitating dialogue and/or conduct discussions with auditing companies, banks, investment promotion centres, provincial and local governments, and the like;
  • Accelerating the process of obtaining work visas for your ex-pat personnel;
  • Assisting with the recruitment, appointment and training of your local staff and personnel;
  • Supporting you in the physical setting up of your offices/stores/warehousing/manufacturing site and the importation of machinery, equipment, shop fitting materials, stock, and so forth;
Advising you on the management and accounting of the investment costs, the recovery of your investment and the repatriation of your profits.