• 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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  • Africa tops Proparco commitments

    Proparco in allocated the bulk of its capital Africa despite its year-on-year commitments to the continent dropping - in line with overall emerging market cuts The development financier in the year committed approximately billion million to Africa about of the billion allocated to emerging markets the highest amount invested in any ...

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  • US LP seeks to back new funds

    US development finance institution DFI US International Development Finance Corporation DFC has put out a call for fund managers across emerging markets DFC is specifically looking for GPs that are raising private equity venture capital and infrastructure funds that will look to back companies developing climate change adaptation and resilience services ...

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  • DEG raises Africa commitments

    Deutsche Investitions- und Entwicklungsgesellschaft DEG raised its Africa commitments by almost in despite cutting back on its overall allocations to emerging markets DEG invested approximately million million in Africa in the year a rise from the million allocated to the continent in Meanwhile the development financier s overall allocations across emerging ...

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  • Top 15 VC Funds to Watch in 2021

    As venture capital deal making heats up in Africa LPs are presented with a diversity of funds that are looking to tap early-stage deals in Africa Venture Capital Africa looks at some of the key vehicles to look out for in strong DI CAPITAL strong is on the fundraising trail with ...

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  • 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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