By John Oyuke

PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) won Financial Consultancy of the Year award in the 2008 Africa investor (Ai) Investment Awards.

The firm said yesterday it advised on over 40 transactions across Africa among them investment banks. Vishal Agarwal, the submission sponsor and Infrastructure Finance Leader, PwC Africa Central said the award confirmed that successful deals are created not born. "Investors and sellers are looking for an advisor who they can not only do business with, but also who has an understanding of building sustainable transactions," he said .Agarwal said the African landscape is increasing in complexity and clients are looking for an advisor who can offer a range of international calibre skills.