• OPIC names new funds head

    The Overseas Private Investment Corporation OPIC has named Frank Dunlevy as its new vice president and head of investment funds He has also been named counsellor to OPIC president and chief executive officer Ray Washburne who was appointed by US president Donald Trump in Dunlevy replaces Lynn Nguyen who took over ...

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  • Swedfund profits boosted by Africa exit

    Swedfund's latest annual figures have been bolstered by an Africa exit a deal sold to Abraaj in boosting year-on-year earnings by over times Swedfund brought earnings before interest and taxes Ebit of approximately million kr million in the year ending December This was a x year-on-year rise from the kr million ...

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  • CDC’s funds & direct equity heads to depart

    CDC s head of direct equity investments Mark Pay pictured and head of the intermediated equity team Murray Grant will be leaving the firm The duo will be departing the development financier at the end of the year CDC has not named any replacements yet Pay has been managing director and ...

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  • OPIC sets up $1bn Africa platform

    The Overseas Private Investment Corporation OPIC has created Connect Africa a platform that is set to invest about billion in Africa s technology and infrastructure spaces The platform will back direct deals in the sectors covering with special interest in roads railways ports and airports as well as logistic-focused companies covering ...

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  • FX hedges would attract more commercial LPs

    A significant number of commercial LPs would allocate more capital to emerging markets if adequate currency hedges were available in the market The LPs state that they would be happy to forego up to in annual returns for the FX protection This is according to LPs surveyed by the Emerging Markets ...

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  • Colony buys Abraaj funds, sets foot in Africa for the 1st time

    Colony NorthStar is for the first time going into Africa with the acquisition of Abraaj s funds - as part of a deal that will also see it take over investment vehicles in Turkey and Latin America The deal has already received in principle regulatory approval The deal will close upon ...

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  • SSA continues to attract most impact investors

    Sub-Saharan Africa SSA attracts the highest number of impact investors in terms of volumes but lags behind on aggregate values of capital invested according to recent industry research The region tops the charts for the number of impact investors that have allocated capital to the region according to recent research from ...

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  • PEA 2018 Award Winners Announced

    Congratulations to the winners of the Private Equity Africa Awards In their th year the Private Equity Africa Awards exclusively celebrated the achievements of GP Investors and Advisors in The awards saw firms collect accolades for their investments and advisory services in Africa Highlights include the Outstanding Leadership Award which was ...

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  • SSA fundraising improves

    Fundraising for Sub-Saharan Africa is showing signs of revival with a rise in interim and final fund closures primarily from first time managers - according to recent industry data SSA raised million in the first quarter of this year a year-on-year rise according to latest figures from the Emerging Markets Private ...

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  • PEA Awards Judges Announced

    Private Equity Africa is pleased to announce the judging panel for its th Annual GP amp Advisor Awards The distinguished and diverse panel is a gathering of industry leading fund investors and experts with in-depth and expert knowledge of global private equity investing The Private Equity Africa Awards nominations are in ...

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