STANLIB, a South African-based and pan-African multi-specialist investment company, has recently reached a final close of its first private equity infrastructure fund, raising R1.2bn ($104.8m) in total commitments. Africa Global Funds speaks with Andy Louw, Principal, Infrastructure Investments, STANLIB, about the fund’s strategy, renewable energy and fundraising for the second fund.
Interviews / Q&A
Nicholas Piquito, Group Chief Investment Officer for African Alliance Asset Management, talks about the Group’s investment capability and growing trends in African asset management.
African real estate leaders on investment opportunities in the region.
Sven Richter, Managing Director of Frontier Markets at RenAsset Management, discusses Kenya and Nigeria and gives his outlook for 2015. He speaks with Africa Global Funds’s Anna Lyudvig.
Africa Global Funds catches up with Fulvia D’Ippolito, Director for Africa at Global Real Estate Institute to learn more about forthcoming Africa GRI 2015 conference in Johannesburg.
Eczellon Capital has recently launched its first West Africa-focused private equity fund with a target size of $250m. Lami Adekola, Head of Investment Banking, tells Africa Global Funds about the firm and the fund's strategy.
Africa Global Funds catches up with Stuart Bradley, Senior Partner at Phatisa, to discuss the African Agriculture Fund (AAF) and opportunities in the African food value chain. The AAF is a food and agri focused pan-African private equity fund, managed by Phatisa. The fund final closed at $246m and has a current portfolio of 16 investments (including follow-on) across 12 African countries.
Seelan Gobalsamy, CEO of STANLIB, discusses his role and the future of the asset management business.
The recent research undertaken by TABB Group at SunGard’s request, has revealed that regulation is the greatest threat to success for boutique asset management firms. AGF catches up with Brian Anderson, head of business development, Africa at SunGard, to discuss the situation in South Africa.