Impact Investment Trust, an investment company offering exposure to a portfolio of funds investing for impact in developing countries, is planning to raise up to $150m via an IPO on the London Stock Exchange.
Sanlam and Africa Infrastructure Securities (InfraSec) have launched the Sanlam InfraSec Infrastructure Fund, a US dollar-denominated fund that will invest in infrastructure projects with an emphasis on economic growth, social upliftment and energy.
Amundi and IFC have agreed to create the largest green-bond fund dedicated to emerging markets, a $2bn initiative that aims to deepen local capital markets and expand financing for climate investments.
ABO Capital, an international investment firm headquartered in Angola, has purchased Complexo Escolar Privado Internacional, the Turkish school in Benfica, a neighbourhood in the Samba district, south of Luanda.
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.
AfricInvest and Mediterrania Capital Partners (MCP) have sold their stakes in Grupo San Jose & Lopez (SJL), a logistics and international road freight transport company with operations in the Maghreb and Europe.
Centum has sold its 26.43% stake in KWA Holding East Africa (KWA), one of the foremost manufacturers and distributors of spirits and wines in Kenya, to Distell International Holdings, a subsidiary of Distell Group.
TIDE Africa, an international venture capital fund focused exclusively on technology enabled solutions and innovation serving Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), has reached its first close of $40m of the $100m target.
Victus Global Capital (VGC) is in the process of building its initial $50m fund with the stated objective of assisting women-led and/or women-focused agri-businesses in Africa, Africa Global Funds has learned.
The East African region is witnessing a change in momentum post 2016, where more East Africa based pension funds have begun to put money in local GPs, Eva Warigia, Executive Director of EAVCA, has said.
There appears to be a gradual, yet notable shift in the approach taken by both local and global private equity fund managers towards fund structuring, according to the Southern African Venture Capital and Private Equity Association (SAVCA).
South Africa remains the continent’s leading foreign direct investment (FDI) destination, when measured by project numbers, which increased 6.9% year-on-year, according to EY’s Africa Attractiveness report.
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