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Why is Mauritius the fastest-growing wealth market in Africa?

Mauritius is mostly known for its beautiful beaches and turquoise sea. To investors however, it is recognised as an International Financial Centre that offers many advantages, both personally and professionally. This was further restated with the publication of the 2019 Africa Wealth Report. The 2019 Africa Wealth Report provides a full review of the wealth […]

Here is why businesses set up their headquarters in Mauritius

The Global Headquarters Administration Licence With the objective of establishing Mauritius as an International Financial Centre (IFC) for multinationals doing business in Africa, the government introduced, in 2016, the Global Headquarters Administration licence. Today, the licence has proven to be crucial in enabling several multinational companies to effectively set up their regional administration, procurement and […]

Africa-focused fund managers can save up to 31% by choosing this leading jurisdiction

The key attributes of Africa’s leading jurisdiction for investment funds Africa’s leading International Financial Centre puts forward many key attributes that attract interest from investors and corporates, including fund managers, all around the world. These include: Most business-friendly and investment-friendly country in Africa (World Banks’s 2020 Doing Business Report); A diversified and stable economy; Hybrid […]

Private Equity: Valuation Metrics Overview

Introduction In general terms, valuation is the process of determining the present value of an asset or a business. In the context of Private Equity, valuation is essential for investors, fund managers and other stakeholders to analyse the overall and ongoing performance of a Fund. In practice, fund managers are required to carry out periodic […]

Mauritius ranks 13th in the World Bank’s 2020 Doing Business Report

Mauritius rise seven places to 13th globally in the World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business Report 2020 and further consolidates its position as the best place for doing business on the African continent. This follows the communiqué from the EU, earlier this month, which confirmed Mauritius was fully compliant with EU tax good governance principles. […]

Mauritius and Kenya agree to the amendment of the Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement

Mauritius and Kenya signed, on 16th October 2019, a Protocol for the amendment of the Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement (DTAA) treaty. Both Republics signed the DTAA back in April 2019, during the state visit of Uhuru Kenyatta, President of Kenya, to Mauritius. Before the ratification of the Agreement, both countries decided to discuss the amendment […]

E-commerce in Mauritius: the ideal platform for your international strategy

With 21.8% of the world’s population (about 1.8 billion people) shopping online and e-commerce sales to the amount of USD 2.8 trillion in 2018 (and expected to reach USD 4.8 trillion by 2021), the growth of e-commerce over the past two decades has been impressive. During his presentation of the National Budget, the Honourable Pravind […]