• OPIC sets up $1bn Africa platform

    The Overseas Private Investment Corporation OPIC has created Connect Africa a platform that is set to invest about billion in Africa s technology and infrastructure spaces The platform will back direct deals in the sectors covering with special interest in roads railways ports and airports as well as logistic-focused companies covering ...

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  • FX hedges would attract more commercial LPs

    A significant number of commercial LPs would allocate more capital to emerging markets if adequate currency hedges were available in the market The LPs state that they would be happy to forego up to in annual returns for the FX protection This is according to LPs surveyed by the Emerging Markets ...

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  • Colony buys Abraaj funds, sets foot in Africa for the 1st time

    Colony NorthStar is for the first time going into Africa with the acquisition of Abraaj s funds - as part of a deal that will also see it take over investment vehicles in Turkey and Latin America The deal has already received in principle regulatory approval The deal will close upon ...

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  • SSA continues to attract most impact investors

    Sub-Saharan Africa SSA attracts the highest number of impact investors in terms of volumes but lags behind on aggregate values of capital invested according to recent industry research The region tops the charts for the number of impact investors that have allocated capital to the region according to recent research from ...

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  • PEA 2018 Award Winners Announced

    Congratulations to the winners of the Private Equity Africa Awards In their th year the Private Equity Africa Awards exclusively celebrated the achievements of GP Investors and Advisors in The awards saw firms collect accolades for their investments and advisory services in Africa Highlights include the Outstanding Leadership Award which was ...

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  • SSA fundraising improves

    Fundraising for Sub-Saharan Africa is showing signs of revival with a rise in interim and final fund closures primarily from first time managers - according to recent industry data SSA raised million in the first quarter of this year a year-on-year rise according to latest figures from the Emerging Markets Private ...

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  • PEA Awards Judges Announced

    Private Equity Africa is pleased to announce the judging panel for its th Annual GP amp Advisor Awards The distinguished and diverse panel is a gathering of industry leading fund investors and experts with in-depth and expert knowledge of global private equity investing The Private Equity Africa Awards nominations are in ...

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  • LPs seek fewer GPs, focus on specialists

    A good number of Limited Partners LPs investing in emerging markets are paring down on GP relationships as a significant portion focus on sector and regional specialist investors including country-focused vehicles This is according to the latest LP Survey from Emerging Markets Private Equity Association EMPEA About two-thirds of those surveyed ...

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  • SSA LP risk premium 3rd highest

    The risk premium that LPs would need to justify their committing to Sub-Saharan Africa SSA is the third highest across emerging markets as their concerns over political and currency risks continue to govern decision making LPs are saying that they need a risk premium of basis points bp above developed markets ...

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  • Mauritius suspends 7 Africa PE funds

    Mauritius s regulator the Financial Services Commission of Mauritius FSC has suspended Quantum Global s seven Africa private equity funds licences The funds managed by the Switzerland-based investor have been suspended under Mauritius s Financial Services Act FSA of Under this regulation FSC can suspend licences to protect the interests of ...

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