• Helios company attracts Forest Whitaker

    Helios Fairfax Partners HFP South Africa-based business services portfolio company NBA Africa has attracted capital from US-based Hollywood actor and director Forest Whitaker NBA Africa is also recieving capital from individual investor Dambisa Moyo ex-research economist and strategist at US-based financial services company Goldman Sachs who is in the deal as ...

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  • Investors set up $80bn Africa platform

    A consortium of ten development finance institutions DFIs has launched an Africa-focused investment platform which seeks to invest up to billion in the six years to CDC has partnered with nine DFIs to create Africa Resilience Investment Accelerator ARIA which seeks to back deals across fragile and conflict-affected states in Africa ...

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  • PEA 2021 Award Winners Announced

    Congratulations to the winners of the Private Equity Africa PEA Awards In their th year the PEA awards are the ultimate accolade of success in the African Private Equity industry The awards see firms recognised for their investments and advisory services across Africa The final winners were selected by an independent ...

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  • CDC to change its name & reveals c$13bn plans

    CDC is set to be renamed British International Investment BII and has also revealed plans to invest up to about billion billion in the five years to CDC is rebranding to reflect its new strategy which includes expanding its coverage in Asia with the plans set to be finalised by April ...

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  • Australian GP backs Helios exit at $2.3bn valuation

    An Australian investment manager is taking over Helios Investments Partners as financial investor in Vivo Energy Helios' exit has valued the Africa-focused oil amp gas distribution company at billion IFM Investors is buying the stake alongside Vitol Group with the duo structuring the equity deal through Vitol Investment Partnership II VIP ...

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  • Exclusive: Ex-Carlyle Africa co-head hits 1st close with c50%

    Ex-Carlyle Sub-Saharan Africa SSA co-head Marlon Chigwende s pictured new firm has brought in approximately for the first close of its maiden fund netting in capital from commercial LPs Admaius Capital Partners has brought in million for the first close of its maiden fund Virunga Africa Fund I The fund is ...

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  • DPI beats fund target with over 25 1st time LPs

    Development Partners International DPI has hit final close on its third vehicle beating target by about The investor has altogether raised over one billion including co-investments also adding over new LPs to its investor base DPI s African Development Partners III ADP III has been closed at million about above the ...

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  • Softbank & Zuckerberg deal values company at $1.5bn

    SoftBank Investment Advisers has signed a deal to back a series-E investment into an Africa-focused technology-based business services company valuing the company at billion The Chan Zuckerberg Foundation is also in the deal as a follow-on investor SoftBank has backed a million investment round into Andela investing alongside Whale Rock Capital ...

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  • PEA 2021 Awards Shortlist Announced

    Private Equity Africa PEA is pleased to announce the PEA Awards shortlist In their th year the PEA awards are the ultimate accolade of success in the African Private Equity industry and are based on achievements The shortlist is a compilation of self-entries complemented by editorial recommendations from the PEA team ...

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  • Obama takes minority stake in Helios company

    Former US president Barack Obama is taking a minority stake in Helios Fairfax Partners HFP South Africa-based business services portfolio company NBA Africa Obama is joining the deal to focus on NBA Africa s social impact across the continent The former US president plans to use returns from the stake to ...

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