• CDC renamed BII

    UK s CDC has finalised its renaming British International Investment BII with plans to also invest up to about billion billion in the five years to CDC is rebranding to reflect its new strategy which includes expanding its coverage in Asia The development financier which works in -year cycles plans to ...

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    France s Proparco has appointed Fran oise Lombard as its new chief executive officer CEO bringing him in from its parent company She takes over the reins from Gr gory Clemente who steps down after six years having a href https debtinvestorafrica com people proparco-names-new-ceo stepped into the role a in ...

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  • DFIs set up small-cap deals platform

    A consortium of six development finance institutions DFIs has signed a pact to back micro small and medium-sized corporates across Africa International Finance Corporation IFC has partnered with five development financiers to set up the Alliance for Entrepreneurship in Africa AforE which will look to jointly invest across the continent The ...

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  • US DFI names new CEO

    US International Development Finance Corporation DFC the US government s development financier has named Scott Nathan as its new chief executive officer CEO He takes over from Dev Jagadesan who has been acting in the role for almost a year a href https peafricanews com dfc-names-interim-ceo following the departure a of ...

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    An investment platform set up by a Serena Williams pictured has signed a deal to back a pre-seed investment round into a Nigeria-based financial services technology company as part of a consortium of investors Serena Ventures has backed a million funding round into Nestcoin investing alongside Distributed Global Alter Global A ...

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  • Metier takes over Catalyst funds

    Metier Private Equity has solidified its footing in the African private equity space with the takeover of two Catalyst Principal Partner s regional generalist private equity funds The GP is taking over the asset management of two funds the larger of which is a href https peafricanews com catalyst-touches-final-close Catalyst Fund ...

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    Helios Investment Partners has set up a debt fundraising structure for its fourth pan-African generalist vehicle with the facility underpinned by uncalled LP capital The investor has set up a debt structure for a href https peafricanews com cdc-injects- m-in-helios-fund Helios Investors IV a Helios IV which is targeting billion at ...

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  • Helios company attracts Forest Whitaker

    Helios Fairfax Partners HFP South Africa-based business services portfolio company NBA Africa has attracted capital from US-based Hollywood actor and director Forest Whitaker NBA Africa is also recieving capital from individual investor Dambisa Moyo ex-research economist and strategist at US-based financial services company Goldman Sachs who is in the deal as ...

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  • Investors set up $80bn Africa platform

    A consortium of ten development finance institutions DFIs has launched an Africa-focused investment platform which seeks to invest up to billion in the six years to CDC has partnered with nine DFIs to create Africa Resilience Investment Accelerator ARIA which seeks to back deals across fragile and conflict-affected states in Africa ...

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  • PEA 2021 Award Winners Announced

    Congratulations to the winners of the Private Equity Africa PEA Awards In their th year the PEA awards are the ultimate accolade of success in the African Private Equity industry The awards see firms recognised for their investments and advisory services across Africa The final winners were selected by an independent ...

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