• Helios’s new $1bn+ fund eyes 1st close

    Helios Investment Partners has sized its latest fund at over a billion as it stands inline to beat its own record as having raised the largest private equity fund for the continent to date The generalist vehicle which is eyeing a first close later this year follows in the footsteps of ...

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  • FinDev signs up another DFI

    Canada s recently set up Development Finance Institution DFI Development Finance Institution Canada DFIC has continued its spree to sign agreements with DFI s with its latest being France s Proparco DFIC operates under the FinDev Canada brand FinDev and Proparco have signed a memorandum of understanding MoU to co-invest across ...

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  • Abraaj’s Naqvi arrested (Free Content)

    Arif Naqvi founder and chief executive at Abraaj Holdings has reportedly been arrested in the UK and is awaiting possible extradition to the US where he was accused of misappropriating at least million According to Bloomberg Abraaj ex managing partner and global head of private equity Mustafa Abdel-Wadood has also been ...

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  • Canadian LP appoints Alemayehou

    Development Finance Institution Canada DFIC has added Mimi Alemayehou to its newly created board She is part of the people that have been named as board members DFIC operates under the FinDev Canada brand Alemayehou has been managing director at Black Rhino an Africa-focused greenfield infrastructure development company that was first ...

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  • Quantum head released, Mauritius unfreezes licences

    Quantum global chairman Jean-Claude Bastos de Morais has been released from an Angolan jail following the resolution of disputes with the SWF of Angola The Mauritius regulators has also lifted the freezing order against the bank accounts Bastos has been released from detention and that the Angolan authorities have not filed ...

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  • France sets up $2.8bn Africa platform

    France President Emmanuel Macron has launched Choose Africa - a platform that is set to invest about billion billion into funds and deals in Africa Choose Africa has been structured to back both equity and debt deals across the continent The platform will be managed by Agence Fran aise de D ...

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  • OPIC names new CEO

    David Bohigian has taken on the role as acting president and chief executive officer CEO of Overseas Private Investment Corporation OPIC Bohigian was appointed acting president and CEO of OPIC earlier in following the departure of Ray Washburne - who is leaving after two years to spend more time with his ...

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  • 30 Funds to Watch in 2019 (Free content)

    LPs looking at Africa are set for a busy year as fund managers focused on the continent present them with a diverse buffet of private equity strategies Private Equity Africa looks at some of the key vehicles to look out for in strong ADIWAL PARTNERS strong is on the fundraising trail ...

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  • CDC names new funds head

    CDC has brought in Standard Chartered s ex-regional head for Africa Middle East and Pakistan Stephen Priestley to head the funds and capital partnerships team He has been brought in at managing director level and takes over from Murray Grant who stepped down in after two years in the position Priestley ...

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  • US pension fund confirms two Africa funds

    A US-based pension fund has made its final selections for its first foray into Africa backing a pan-African investor and a regional GP Chicago Teachers Pension Fund CTPF has selected Development Partners International DPI and Advanced Finance and Investment Group AFIG for its initial Africa exposure CTPF managers were picked following ...

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