• Helios cultivates Japanese LPs

    Helios Investment Partners has been cultivating LPs based in Japan as part of its fundraising strategy to raise its new pan-African private equity fund which is one of six new strategies set to bring in just over billion in committed capital Several other Africa-focused GPs have in recent times signed up ...

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  • Helios set to raise 5th African large-cap fund

    a href https frontcapmedia com dba-funds-intell-database investor-search-main search-gp-profiles gp-profile-details f ba edec Helios Investment Partners a is on the road to raise its fifth Africa-focused private equity generalist fund setting the large-cap target at higher than the amount raised for fund IV which is almost fully invested This latest fund is ...

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  • Swiss LP buys secondary stakes in Africa funds

    A Switzerland-based limited partner LP investor has bought stakes in two Africa-focused vehicles also buying a position in an India focused fund The move marks one of the rare instances in the African market where one LP exits a fund position through a secondary sale a href https frontcapmedia com dba-funds-intell-database ...

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  • US giant buys Actis & grows Africa footprint  

    US-based General Atlantic has signed a deal to acquire a href https frontcapmedia com dba-funds-intell-database investor-search-main search-gp-profiles gp-profile-details f ba ee Actis a creating a billion assets under management AUM global platform The deal sees the US based player grow its footprint across Africa having previously invested in a number of ...

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  • BII CEO ends 7-year reign

    British International Investment s BII chief executive officer CEO Nick O'Donohoe is stepping down after seven years at the helm The DFI has during his reign struggled to return strong profits With O Donohoe stepping down the UK development financier is now searching for a new CEO with the recruitment efforts ...

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  • US PE players exit at $1.8bn value

    Two US-based private equity investors and a pension fund have signed a deal to exit their stake in a Botswana-based mining company at an enterprise value of billion The deal sees the investors deliver one of the largest private equity exits in the African markets historically - and one of the ...

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  • FMO’s Klein departs after 10 years

    FMO s manager for private equity Alison Klein is leaving her role departing the investment firm after over years She has been focusing on private equity funds and co-investments across Africa and Latin America Her departure comes just after Yvonne Bakkum who was managing director on its FMO Investment Management s ...

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  • Helios targets $8bn with new funds

    Helios Fairfax Partners HFP is targeting to grow its fee earning committed capital to billion bolstered by new funds and strategies The investor had billion in fee-earning committed capital as of mid- which is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of to touch billion in the eight years ...

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  • BIO names new CEO

    Belgian Investment Company for Developing Countries BIO has bolstered its senior team with the appointment of Joris Tott as its new chief executive officer CEO He takes over from Luuk Zonneveld who will be stepping down in after over eleven years in the role having been appointed CEO in Tott previously ...

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  • DFI records negative 3.8% returns

    A development finance institution DFI recorded - in portfolio dollar returns in impacted by global headwinds This follows almost a decade lacklustre returns on the back of a strategy decision to reduce fund investments increase direct investing narrow geographic focus and cap top executive pay - reducing this by almost of ...

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