• African fundraising plummets 65%

    Africa s private equity fundraising has plummeted year-on-year dragged down by overall emerging markets figures that dropped about over the period Africa-focused private equity fund managers pulled together million in about lower than the billion the industry brought home in the preceding year This is according to latest figures from Preqin ...

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  • IFC names new head

    The International Finance Corporation IFC has appointed Makhtar Diop as its new managing director and executive vice president He takes over from Stephanie Friedeburg who has been acting in the role since Friedeburg will take up a new role as senior vice president of operations Diop joins IFC from the World ...

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  • Top 30 Funds to Watch in 2021 (Free Content)

    LPs looking at Africa are set for a busy year as fund managers continue to push forward with their strategies in a bid to bring their latest funds to final close Private Equity Africa looks at some of the key vehicles to look out for in strong ADIWAL PARTNERS strong is ...

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  • CDC plans $1bn for Africa

    UK s development finance institution DFI CDC is looking to invest over billion across Africa in as it works to expand its portfolio on the continent The development financier is planning to follow a generalist strategy but will prioritise the financial services infrastructure business services manufacturing agriculture real estate and technology ...

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  • DFC and Morocco seal SSA deals plan

    US International Development Finance Corporation DFC has signed a billion co-investment agreement with the Government of Morocco to cover deals across the country and Sub-Saharan Africa SSA DFC will look to inject billion in deals in Morroco and co-invest with Morocco-based private investors across SSA The agreement which has been structured ...

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  • Ethos takes over Ninety One funds

    Ethos Private Equity has solidified its footing in the African private equity space with the take over of two Ninety One Africa-focused private equity funds The GP is taking over the asset management of two funds the larger of which is Investec Africa Private Equity Fund IAPEF closed at million in ...

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  • Helios & Fairfax merger finalised 

    Helios Holdings and Fairfax Africa Holdings deal to merge and create an alternative investment platform Helios Fairfax Partners Corporation HFP a vehicle listed in Canada has been finalised Helios Holdings will hold a stake in the combined vehicle with Fairfax Africa s shareholders holding the rest Fairfax Africa s shareholders include ...

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  • PEA 2020 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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  • European DFIs allocate $4bn to Africa deals

    A number of Europe-based development finance institutions DFIs are looking to allocate at least billion to small and medium sized companies across Africa by the end of The European development finance institutions EDFI Association which is made up of member DFIs will look to inject capital in small and medium sized ...

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  • 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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