• 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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  • OPIC names new COO

    The Overseas Private Investment Corporation OPIC has named Edward Burrier as its new chief operating officer COO He replaces Ryan Brennan who stepped down from the role after less than a year in the position having taken on the role earlier in Brennan took over from John Morton who stepped down ...

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  • PEA 2019 Awards Shortlist Announced

    Private Equity Africa is excited to announce the shortlist for its th Annual Awards The awards shortlist is a compilation of self-entries complemented by editorial recommendations from the Private Equity Africa team The accolades will be given at the a href http peafricaevents com PEA Awards Gala Dinner a at the ...

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  • Abraaj fined $315m (free content)

    Abraaj Group has been fined million across two business units for deceiving investors and the regulator by the Dubai Financial Services Authority DFSA The regulator which oversees the Dubai International Financial Centre DIFC has imposed the larger penalty of million on Abraaj Investment Management Limited AIML for wrongdoing This includes carrying ...

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  • Affirma Capital set up finalised

    Intermediate Capital Group ICG has completed the management buyout of Standard Chartered Private Equity SCPE from Standard Chartered Bank renaming the new business Affirma Capital The spin out is part of Standard Chartered s plans to sell off its non-core business This deal a href https peafricanews com icg-steps-into-africa-with- bn-stanchart-spin-out was ...

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  • CDC keeps Africa funds allocations on par

    CDC s commitments to Africa-focused funds have largely stayed on par as the development financier grows its allocations to its debt strategy The financier backed funds with approximately million million in the year The million allocated to Africa-focused funds in its latest financial year is largely on par with the million ...

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  • Actis finalises 2 of 16 Abraaj funds

    Actis has finalised the acquisition of two Abraaj funds that it was working to acquire The two funds are part of the vehicles including sub-funds that Actis had received regulatory clearance to acquire The plans to acquire the funds were a href https peafricanews com actis-takes-over- -abraaj-funds previously reported a by ...

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  • PE-backed company gets $3.9bn valuation

    Private equity-backed Africa-focused telecommunications services company has been listed on the London Stock Exchange LSE with the initial public offering IPO valuing the company at approximately billion billion Airtel Africa company is part-owned by Warburg Pincus and Temasek which invested in the company to back a billion pre-IPO funding round in ...

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  • Canada & Belgium DFIs sign deal

    Canada s recently set up Development Finance Institution DFI Development Finance Institution Canada DFIC has continued its spree to sign agreements with global DFI s DFIC has signed a deal to explore emerging markets co-investment opportunities with the Belgian Investment Company for Developing Countries BIO DFIC operates under the FinDev Canada ...

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