• Africa VC deals hit record high

    African venture capital deal-making has hit record high volumes bolstered by a frenzy of investment interest in Africa s technology space Early-stage dealers closed deals in an approximate year-on-year rise from the sealed in the previous year This is the highest level of aggregate volumes reached in the venture capital space ...

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  • Africa’s dry powder touches $4.6bn

    Africa s private equity dry power touched billion in the year end dropping year-on year amidst tumultuous fundraisings and a slowed deal making pace The African figures are contrary to the overall emerging markets trends where dry powder rose year-on-year from billion in to billion in This is according to Preqin ...

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  • Africa deal-making returns to 2010 levels

    African private equity buyout and growth capital deal-making volumes have continued on a downward trend touching a -year low in - returning to levels last seen in Dealers closed a meagre deals in an approximate year-on-year drop from the previous year when deals were delivered The latest figures see deal-making drop ...

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  • African fundraising plummets 65%

    Africa s private equity fundraising has plummeted year-on-year dragged down by overall emerging markets figures that dropped about over the period Africa-focused private equity fund managers pulled together million in about lower than the billion the industry brought home in the preceding year This is according to latest figures from Preqin ...

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  • IFC names new head

    The International Finance Corporation IFC has appointed Makhtar Diop as its new managing director and executive vice president He takes over from Stephanie Friedeburg who has been acting in the role since Friedeburg will take up a new role as senior vice president of operations Diop joins IFC from the World ...

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  • Top 30 Funds to Watch in 2021 (Free Content)

    LPs looking at Africa are set for a busy year as fund managers continue to push forward with their strategies in a bid to bring their latest funds to final close Private Equity Africa looks at some of the key vehicles to look out for in strong ADIWAL PARTNERS strong is ...

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  • CDC plans $1bn for Africa

    UK s development finance institution DFI CDC is looking to invest over billion across Africa in as it works to expand its portfolio on the continent The development financier is planning to follow a generalist strategy but will prioritise the financial services infrastructure business services manufacturing agriculture real estate and technology ...

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  • DFC and Morocco seal SSA deals plan

    US International Development Finance Corporation DFC has signed a billion co-investment agreement with the Government of Morocco to cover deals across the country and Sub-Saharan Africa SSA DFC will look to inject billion in deals in Morroco and co-invest with Morocco-based private investors across SSA The agreement which has been structured ...

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  • Ethos takes over Ninety One funds

    Ethos Private Equity has solidified its footing in the African private equity space with the take over of two Ninety One Africa-focused private equity funds The GP is taking over the asset management of two funds the larger of which is Investec Africa Private Equity Fund IAPEF closed at million in ...

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  • Helios & Fairfax merger finalised 

    Helios Holdings and Fairfax Africa Holdings deal to merge and create an alternative investment platform Helios Fairfax Partners Corporation HFP a vehicle listed in Canada has been finalised Helios Holdings will hold a stake in the combined vehicle with Fairfax Africa s shareholders holding the rest Fairfax Africa s shareholders include ...

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