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How Private Equity Firms are Structured

Understanding the structure of private equity firms can assist in determining whether they are a good fit for a company’s needs when it comes to raising funds or selling the company. In exchange for ownership (equity) holdings, private equity (PE) refers to medium to long-term capital invested in largely unlisted (private) enterprises. The funds are raised through …

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A Beginner’s Guide to Deal Origination

The process by which investment bankers, attorneys, and other financial intermediaries’ originate’ mandates to advise on companies’ deals is known as M&A deal origination or ‘deal sourcing.’ Deal origination is critical for most investment bankers because it is their principal source of revenue. Shikana Group has experience assisting companies with deal origination strategy services and managing their M&A …

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The basic framework of Tanzania's international taxation

The basic framework of Tanzania’s international taxation

If you conduct cross-border transactions, work overseas, or generate money from a foreign source, you most likely have at least a basic understanding of the international tax system.   Even if you’re interested in learning more about the tax implications of managing profit repatriation or the potential impact of the base erosion and profit shifting …

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GOLD MINING COMPANIES IN UGANDA

GOLD MINING COMPANIES IN UGANDA

Gold deposits have encouraged prospecting interest in Uganda since the early twentieth century. Historically, however, large-scale mining did not take place as there was only medium-scale gold mining, with gold extraction being the domain of artisanal miners. In the early 2000s, revisions to minerals policy and legislation marked a move towards a  national environment that’s …

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Uganda's Investment Opportunities

Uganda’s Investment Opportunities

Uganda’s Investment Opportunities – African countries have been known to individually as well as collectively possess breathtaking features like wildlife, beautiful beaches, historic landmarks, and natural resources haven. Uganda happens to be one of those fully blessed countries  Uganda is seated sweetly in the middle of the East African region. It is flanked to the …

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HOW INTER-TRADE POLICIES IN AFRICA HELP INVESTORS

HOW INTER-TRADE POLICIES IN AFRICA HELP INVESTORS

INTER-TRADE POLICIES – Africa, a continent consisting of 54 countries has immense potential to be a force in the international market of the world. The continent is blessed with human capital, skilled and unskilled labor, massive market shares, and natural resources; Africa has everything it takes to improve its international standing in world production. Sadly, …

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