• 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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  • LPs report strong global PE returns

    LPs are reporting strong returns from private equity investments globally with some seeing record high numbers according to recent research About two thirds or of those surveyed by Coller Capital in its most recent Global Private Equity Barometer said that they have now achieved overall net returns of between and from ...

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  • Exclusive: ECP team spins out to join Alterra, ex-Carlye Africa platform

    Emerging Capital Partners ECP founding partner Bryce Fort has co-led the spin out of the firm s Anglophone team to join Alterra Capital Partners the recently set up platform by the ex-Carlyle Africa team The combined team is set to hit the fundraising trail with a new Africa-focused fund Fort has ...

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  • SWF signs pact to invest c$400m in African deals & funds

    An emerging markets sovereign wealth fund SWF has signed a deal to invest over million in deals and funds across Africa as it works to build out its footprint across the continent Mubadala Investment Company the United Arab Emirates UAE sovereign wealth fund SWF has signed a co-investment agreement with Bpifrance ...

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  • Canadian DFI increases Africa allocations

    Canada-based development finance institution DFI FinDev Canada has more than doubled its commitments to Africa as it works to grow its footprint on the continent FinDev invested million in Africa in the year over two times the million allocated to the continent in In the year million or of the Africa ...

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  • Austrian DFI triples Africa commitments

    Austria-based development finance institution Oesterreichische Entwicklungsbank OeEB raised its Africa commitments by over threefold despite cutting back on its overall allocations to emerging markets OeEB invested approximately million million in Africa in the year over three times the million allocated to the continent in Meanwhile the development financier s overall allocations ...

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  • Investors commit $80bn to Africa

    A number of development finance institutions DFIs are looking to invest billion across Africa in the five years to The G DFIs African Development Bank European Bank for Reconstruction and Development EBRD and the European Investment Bank EIB will look to inject the capital in private companies across the continent This ...

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  • Software deals reign

    African venture capital deal-making in saw the software space emerge as the most popular space delivering the largest deal volumes across all segments Software which is a subsector of the technology space brought in of overall deal volumes delivering of the total a href https venturecapafrica com data-and-intelligence africa-vc-deals-hit-record-high early-stage deals ...

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  • Top 10 largest PE deals in 2020

    Private Equity Africa ranks the top ten disclosed deals in The ranking features deals from Capitalworks Investment Partners Helios Investment Partners Development Partners International DPI Actis Mediterrania Capital Partners Amethis Finance and LeapFrog Investments strong Capitalworks takes home top-deal strong Capitalworks delivered the largest transaction in when it acquired a South ...

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  • European LP allocates 100% of Africa capital to funds

    A Switzerland-based development finance institution allocated all of its Africa commitments to funds in with the continent also attracting most of its capital in the year The Swiss Investment Fund for Emerging Markets SIFEM in committed million to Africa all of which was spread across three funds Private equity funds backed ...

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