• ECA-backed Africa FoF launched

    United Nations Economic Commission of Africa ECA has set up an Africa-focused Fund-of-Funds FoF which is looking to back women-owned vehicles African Women Leadership Fund AWLF has been created to target up to million - a lower target for this fund has been set at million AWLF will be managed by ...

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  • DFC names CDO

    US s newly set up billion Development Finance Institution DFI US International Development Finance Corporation DFC has named Andrew Herscowitz as chief development officer CDO a newly created role He has been tasked with overseeing DFC s development policies and ensuring that the DFI meets its development mandate - which includes ...

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  • JP Morgan names Africa specialist as DFI head

    JP Morgan has hired ex-Africa-focused investor Faheen Allibhoy as head of its newly created development finance institution DFI The DFI is set to finance over billion investments annually across emerging markets Allibhoy has been brought in to fill the role of managing director after spending years at International Finance Corporation IFC ...

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  • UK govt in Africa renewable energy push (Free Content)

    UK s government has prioritised the renewable energy sector as key to its Africa push as it works to strengthen ties with the continent following its exit from the European Union Key renewable energy areas of focus will include solar wind and hydro power The UK will also halt investments into ...

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  • Ascent takes over Fanisi fund to boost returns

    Ascent Capital Africa has taken over the management of a Fanisi Capital fund as the two East Africa-focused investors seek to boost returns by merging operations of their latest vehicles The small-cap GP is taking over the management of Fanisi Capital Fund II Fanisi II which was closed at million in ...

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  • US DFI finalised

    The US has finalised the creation of its billion Development Finance Institution DFI US International Development Finance Corporation s DFC DFC was created by the Better Utilization of Investments Leading to Development BUILD Act a legislation signed into law by President Donald Trump in October The new DFI sees a number ...

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  • Ethos takes over Brait

    Ethos Private Equity has taken over the investment advisory of Brait following its deal to invest approximately million R billion in the company The private equity investor has been tasked with driving a revised investment strategy which includes exiting Brait portfolio assets and return capital to investors within five years The ...

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  • US & Africa DFIs in $5bn co-investment deal

    The US s newly set up billion development finance institution DFI US International Development Finance Corporation IDFC has signed a bn co-investment deal with the African Development Bank AfDB The DFIs have signed a memorandum of understanding MoU to inject a combined billion into the continent and facilitate an additional billion ...

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  • Helios et al. partially exit in c$1.5bn IPO

    Helios Investment Partners is selling part of its Africa-focused telecommunications infrastructure services portfolio company through an initial public offer IPO exiting alongside a consortium of existing investors The IPO has placed a market capitalization of approximately billion billion on the company Helios Towers Africa HTA is being partially exited through a ...

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  • New $60bn DFI names CEO

    US's newly set up billion Development Finance Institution DFI US International Development Finance Corporation DFC has named Adam Boehler as its first chief executive officer CEO DFC was created by the Better Utilization of Investments Leading to Development BUILD Act a legislation signed into law by President Donald Trump in October ...

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