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Kizito of Investigroup Management Consultants offers opportunity to invest in African growth
Hillside, New Jersey, October 27, 2016 – Since the U.S. JOBS Act passed in September 2013, the larger investment community has been gauging just how much of a factor online investing will make in funding America's premier start up entrepreneurs.
The situation is finally clearer as to the real influence funding portals, like www.castlepeakfinance.com, will wield. As of today, accredited investors have an opportunity to invest in Investigroup Management Consultants as the growing firm expands into Africa, and specifically into Ghana.
With offices in New Jersey and New York, Investigroup is a full-service business development group, general management, and financial consulting firm, focused on serving small and medium-sized privately-held companies in North America. Their target market is businesses that range from $100,000 to millions in annual revenue.
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Led by the humble and well-spoken Dr. Owusu Kizito, who has appeared on such shows as New York Stock Exchange Media, the Investigroup's main goal over the last 15 years has been to co-create one client success story after another, capitalizing on the immense power that comes from creating a viable business out of an entrepreneurial vision. The company assists clients in a variety of business, tax, accounting, and consulting services, including: Cash Flow Management, Bank Financing, Incorporation, Business Valuation, Strategic Business Planning and Succession Planning, and Business Exit Strategies.
Founder and president of Investigroup, Dr. Owusu Kizito, recently commented: "To me, our focus must be on empowering entrepreneurs to fulfill their dreams and contribute to the world in purposeful ways. That's why we are bringing our services full circle by planning to move full steam into my native country of Ghana, one of the fast-growing investment opportunities in Africa -- mainly due to emerging industries, such as salt and solar, and to the rapid expansion of the residential electricity infrastructure in the country."
Investigroup: The New "Poster Child" for the US JOBS Act
Dr. Kizito, known to some as the new "poster child" of the US Jobs Act, continues: "We're delighted to extend an invitation to accredited investors to join us as we forge alliances with China and Ghana and begin a journey of passion, prosperity, and empowerment for all involved stake-holders."
As many investors are aware, Ghana is heralded as perhaps the most stable country in the West Africa sub-region. Thanks to his education, his strategic relationships with developers, dignitaries and other industry leaders, as s well as his unparalleled passion for giving back to the community, Dr. Owusu Kizito has been able to identify how Ghana specifically possesses the socio-economic foundation necessary for industry to thrive.
Dr. Kizito is not alone. According to Ghana President Mahama, "Ghana has recently embarked on an ambitious but achievable reform programme to improve the investment climate for both local and international investors. These efforts have paid off tremendously with Ghana being recognised by the World Bank's Doing Business Report 2014 as the Best Place for Doing Business in the ECOWAS Region. Also with the difficult times during last year where most countries did not show good growth levels due to the global economic downturn, Ghana had an economic growth rate provisional of 7.4 percent."
"In addition, Ghana's financial services and telecommunications sectors are fast gaining ground, providing dynamic and innovative services to the most diverse customers in the world. Further opportunities exist in manufacturing and tourism. Mineral deposits, including gold and diamond abound, and with the discovery of oil, Ghana's famous black star has never shone brighter" (www.gipcghana.com/invest-in-ghana/why-ghana.html).
Ghana is Positioned Well for Significant Growth
Specifically, Investigroup will be focusing on opportunities in the following industries in Ghana:
Salt in Ghana: Ghana has a huge untapped resource with the potential to produce approximately two million metric tons of raw salt, and right now is only producing 250,000 metric tons, making their production at only 12.5 percent of their potential. The Ghanaian government is aware of this gap in production and is also aware of the local demand from countries who are currently forced to import their salt from countries that are further away. For example, Nigeria imports over $1.5 billion worth of salt from Australia every year to meet domestic demands and feed its oil industry. Ghana could easily compete to meet this demand.
Solar Power in Ghana: Solar power in Africa has the potential to provide all of the world's energy by using only a small portion of the Sahara Desert. With this in mind, solar development and promotion in Ghana is currently being supported by the following governments and organizations: Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), Danish International Development Agency (DANIDA, German Technical Cooperation (GTZ), United Nations Development Program/Global Environment Facility (UNDP/GEF), World Bank, and the German and Spanish governments.
Residential Electricity in Ghana: Sadly, though Ghana is a thriving country that continues to attract international banks and investors, only one percent of residential buildings have electricity. This provides a huge opportunity for investors. Investigroup is currently implementing a strategy to achieve 20 percent of rural electrification by decentralized renewable energy implementation by 2020. Just as importantly, the company plans to ensure that ensuring that 10 percent of the power generated in Ghana comes from renewable energy sources.
Dr. Kizito concludes: "These are just a few of the areas in which accredited investors can contribute to Ghana's progress, and benefit personally as well. China has long been developing strategic relationships with different countries in Africa and now we'd like to bring accredited investors in the United States along to share in this unique opportunity."
Individuals wanting to learn more about investing in Investigroup can visit our chosen funding portal www.castlepeakfinance.com where they can view all the business documentation required by FINRA, including Investigroup's business plan, pro forma, and PPM, as well as Frequently Asked Questions.
More about Title II of the U.S. JOBS Act
Entrepreneurial visionaries, like Dr. Kizito, are some of the first real examples of the U.S. JOBS Act in action. Passed back in September 2013, Title II of the JOBS Act championed by President Barack Obama, represented a day of hope for entrepreneurship and early stage finance in the U.S. For the first time in 80 years, private small businesses can raise investment funding online, fueling the startup investment process. Before the JOBS Act, it was illegal for early stage private companies to publicly advertising that they were raising investment. This is called "general solicitation" in the industry. Before 2013, fundraising from the general public was done only by the larger businesses and corporations able to spend the millions to become listed on stock exchanges, such as NASDAQ. With Title II and Title III of the JOBS Act, the U.S. has entered the digital age as part of the largest capital market expansion in recent times.
More about Dr. Owusu Atuahene Kizito, CEO of Investigroup
As the Founder and CEO of Investigroup, Dr. Kizito has a track record of being a dynamic, results-driven leader. He has 20 years of experience in consulting, banking, financial analysis, project management, and process improvement. Dr. Kizito?s skill set is magnified by his ability and by his ingenuity in which he effectively chooses and manages the professionals who work on his consulting teams. He has been credited with creating, as well as maintaining, lucrative client relationships, and boosting the sales and profitability of his company. His book "Lived Experiences Of Home Foreclosures Consequences On Mental and Physical Health." Published by New York City-based Page Publishing and an audiobook version, Dr. Owusu Kizito's in-depth research offers solutions to helping those who are going through losing a home.
Dr. Kizito has a Doctor of Business Administration degree, University of Phoenix, USA; an M.B.A., in Finance and Management, Hawaii Pacific University, USA; and a B.Sc. in Agriculture Economics, University of Science and Technology, in Ghana. He is also certified in the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School, Harvard University USA.
For more information, investors can register and preview issuing companies, including Investigroup, on the web at: www.castlepeakfinance.com