• 30 Funds to Watch in 2019 (Free content)

    LPs looking at Africa are set for a busy year as fund managers focused on the continent present them with a diverse buffet of private equity strategies Private Equity Africa looks at some of the key vehicles to look out for in strong ADIWAL PARTNERS strong is on the fundraising trail ...

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  • CDC names new funds head

    CDC has brought in Standard Chartered s ex-regional head for Africa Middle East and Pakistan Stephen Priestley to head the funds and capital partnerships team He has been brought in at managing director level and takes over from Murray Grant who stepped down in after two years in the position Priestley ...

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  • US pension fund confirms two Africa funds

    A US-based pension fund has made its final selections for its first foray into Africa backing a pan-African investor and a regional GP Chicago Teachers Pension Fund CTPF has selected Development Partners International DPI and Advanced Finance and Investment Group AFIG for its initial Africa exposure CTPF managers were picked following ...

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  • ICG steps into Africa with $1bn Stanchart spin out

    Intermediate Capital Group ICG a UK-based business services company has backed the management buyout of India-based Standard Chartered Private Equity SCPE now named Affirma Capital The deal covering emerging markets valued at approximately billion m will see ICG set up its first Africa platform ICG is buying the platform through its ...

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  • Actis takes over 16 Abraaj funds

    Actis has received clearance to acquire Abraaj funds which will see it strengthen its foothold across emerging markets The funds acquired cover Asia and Africa and include sub vehicles and legacy funds inherited when Abraaj took over Aureos in Sub-Saharan Africa and Amundi in North Africa In Africa Actis has acquired ...

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  • Canadian & UK DFIs in co-invest partnership

    Canada s recently set up Development Finance Institution DFI Canada DFIC has signed a deal to explore emerging markets co-investment opportunities with the UK development financier CDC This is the latest in a string of agreements it has been signing since it was set up in DFIC operates under the FinDev ...

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  • US pension fund shortlists DPI et al. for Africa

    A US pension fund has picked Development Partners International DPI and three other fund managers investing in Africa as finalists on its first foray into the Africa continent The pension fund has been working on plans to sign its first ticket to a private equity fund investing in Africa and has ...

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  • Dutch LP backs 12 funds

    About Africa-focused funds have attracted a total of million from a Dutch LP in the four years since it was set up in primarily committing capital to vehicles in the East Africa region The capital committed is about of its overall allocations across the emerging markets it invests in Triple Jump ...

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  • SSA tops business reforms

    Sub-Saharan Africa SSA has topped the charts in terms of the region that has implemented the most reforms to improve the ease of doing business holding the position for the third consecutive year SSA executed reforms in the year ending June according to the latest World Bank Doing Business report which ...

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  • Germany unveils $1.1bn Africa fund

    Germany is working on plans to set up an Africa-focused development finance fund sized at approximately billion billion It becomes the latest in a string of G governments to announce plans to boost its activities on the continent in recent times The billion vehicle is expected to direct deals in Africa ...

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