• PEA 2020 Awards Shortlist Announced

    Private Equity Africa PEA is pleased to announce the awards shortlist highlighting the best-in-class investors and advisors In their th year the PEA awards are the ultimate accolade of success in the African Private Equity industry and are based on achievements The shortlist is a compilation of self-entries complemented by editorial ...

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  • Nigeria’s SWF & CDC in co-invest pact

    Nigeria s sovereign wealth fund SWF Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority NSIA has signed a co-investment agreement with UK s development financier CDC to cover deals across Africa The pact which has been structured as a memorandum of understanding MoU will focus on the healthcare agriculture and infrastructure spaces We are delighted ...

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  • Canadian DFI CEO steps down

    FinDev Canada s chief executive officer CEO Paul Lamontagne is stepping down from the role after almost three years at the helm The development finance institution DFI is yet to reveal his replacement This comes after FinDev signed a spree of memorandum of understandings with a number of other DFIs including ...

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  • US DFI searches for Africa deals team

    The US International Development Finance Corporation DFC a development finance institution DFI is searching for people to make up an Africa deals team that will be based on the continent The team will take on the roles of investment advisors and will be based locally on the continent across East West ...

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  • Helios & Fairfax merge to create listed vehicle

    Helios Holdings and Fairfax Africa Holdings have merged to create an alternative investment platform Helios Fairfax Partners HFP a vehicle to be listed in Canada Helios Holdings is an investment holding vehicle that holds management fees and carries on behalf of some Helios Investment Partners team members Helios Investment Partners is ...

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  • US DFI names impact advisory council

    US s Development Finance Institution DFI US International Development Finance Corporation DFC is building up its impact capabilities with the appointment of its first developmental impact advisory council The council has been created just after the billion DFI a href https peafricanews com dfc-names-cdo brought in a Andrew Herscowitz in a ...

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  • Carlyle Africa team spins out, launches Alterra (Exclusive)

    Carlyle Group's Sub-Saharan Africa team has been spun out to form Alterra Capital Partners a new firm set up to grow out the team's strategy across Africa The new platform of about people has also formed an alliance with Carlyle to enable the global giant to continue to look at the ...

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  • DFC sets up $4bn COVID liquidity platform

    US International Development Finance Corporation DFC has launched a billion coronavirus disease COVID- liquidity platform that will look to inject follow-on capital into its existing deals The Rapid Response Liquidity Facility will provide working capital to enable its portfolio companies to weather the financial turmoil brought on by the COVID- crisis ...

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  • MIGA rolls out $6.5bn in COVID risk hedges

    The Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency MIGA has set up plans to provide billion in guarantees This is in a bid to mitigate liquidity risks related to the coronavirus disease COVID- crisis across emerging markets The facility split across four sub-segments is aimed at alleviating working capital constraints for governments corporates and ...

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  • DFIs set up COVID crisis liquidity plans

    A number of development finance institutions DFIs have sealed a pact aimed at thawing frozen capital markets across emerging markets on the back of the coronavirus disease COVID- crisis A total of development financiers from Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development OECD countries called the DFI Alliance have signed a pact ...

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