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Africa Global Funds magazine: May 2017 issue

The AGF African Asset Management May 2017 magazine features:

  • Analysis: Urbanization & Real Estate in West Africa
  • Analysis: Window of Opportunity
  • Profile: AfricInvest
  • Comment: Investing in Angola and wider Africa
  • Comment: Helping Start-ups


African Asset Management News

Asset Servicing

Capital Appreciation acquires Synthesis

Author: Africa Global Funds | Date: 2017-05-25

Synthesis Software Technologies, a specialised financial technology company that provides software development, consulting and integration services to financial institutions, has been acquired by JSE-listed Capital Appreciation.

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Caleo Capital & Secha Capital form 12J investment vehicle

Author: Africa Global Funds | Date: 2017-05-22

Caleo Capital, an international wealth and asset management business, has recently invested in and partnered with Secha Capital, a patient capital impact investment holding company that invests in established FMCG and agribusiness SMES in South Africa.

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ARF makes first investment in Uganda

Author: Africa Global Funds | Date: 2017-05-22

The African Rivers Fund (ARF), managed by XSML, has made its first investment in Uganda in KARE Distribution (KARE), a wholesaler and distributor of essential consumer goods.

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Qalaa's subsidiaries exit ASEC Ciment Algérie

Author: Africa Global Funds | Date: 2017-05-19

Qalaa Holdings has announced that its subsidiaries ASEC Cement and ASEC Cement Djelfa Offshore have completed the sale of 100% of ASEC Ciment Algérie (AACC) to an Algerian investor at a deal value equivalent to $60m.

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Analysis & Features

Analysis And Strategy

Securing land rights in Mozambique

Securing land rights in Mozambique

Author: Zaida Kathrada, Director, Norton Rose Fulbright | Date: 2017-04-27

Post Mozambique’s independence from Portugal and its emergence from civil war, the government focussed on creating legal frameworks governing land while encouraging investment

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South Africa: Is it all doom and gloom?

South Africa: Is it all doom and gloom?

Author: Anna Lyudvig | Date: 2017-04-20

The recent decision made by credit rating agencies Fitch Ratings and Standard and Poor's (S&P) to downgrade South Africa's rating to junk status has compounded uncertainty in the local market

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Investing in Angola and wider Africa in 2017

Investing in Angola and wider Africa in 2017

This year, we should be looking at where grassroots innovation is being supported through platforms and technology, which fosters the production of goods and services, boost entrepreneurship and help create jobs throughout the continent

Helping start-ups

Helping start-ups

Outsourcing functions such as reporting to a third-party administrator can save time and money for investment managers and diminish the risk of operational errors.

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