• 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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  • ICG steps into Africa with $1bn Stanchart spin out

    Intermediate Capital Group ICG a UK-based business services company has backed the management buyout of India-based Standard Chartered Private Equity SCPE now named Affirma Capital The deal covering emerging markets valued at approximately billion m will see ICG set up its first Africa platform ICG is buying the platform through its ...

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  • Actis takes over 16 Abraaj funds

    Actis has received clearance to acquire Abraaj funds which will see it strengthen its foothold across emerging markets The funds acquired cover Asia and Africa and include sub vehicles and legacy funds inherited when Abraaj took over Aureos in Sub-Saharan Africa and Amundi in North Africa In Africa Actis has acquired ...

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  • Canadian & UK DFIs in co-invest partnership

    Canada s recently set up Development Finance Institution DFI Canada DFIC has signed a deal to explore emerging markets co-investment opportunities with the UK development financier CDC This is the latest in a string of agreements it has been signing since it was set up in DFIC operates under the FinDev ...

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  • US pension fund shortlists DPI et al. for Africa

    A US pension fund has picked Development Partners International DPI and three other fund managers investing in Africa as finalists on its first foray into the Africa continent The pension fund has been working on plans to sign its first ticket to a private equity fund investing in Africa and has ...

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