In June 2017 Invest Africa (IA) and the Business Council for Africa (BCA) announced a strategic partnership and signalled to members the intention to merge their respective operations.
As of the 1st of May 2018, the two organisations operate as Invest Africa adopting the well-known BCA logo.
An expanded Invest Africa offers a more effective global platform for private sector trade and investment on the African Continent, where with a sharpened commercially focus it can play a crucial role in Africa’s development and at the same time support BCA.
The Business Council for Africa, now BCA to differentiate, with its status and image as ‘a not for profit company’ limited by the guarantee of its directors now emphasised, is uniquely available to use its funds for philanthropic purposes in Sub-Saharan Africa.
The evolution of this partnership is best seen in the tag lines of the respective organisations – IA’s Connecting Business Connecting Africa and BCA’s Investing in Africa’s Next Generation.