27four has launched 27four Women, an accelerator managed by women for women that will focus on accelerating the trajectory for achieving both transformation and gender parity goals in South African asset management.
Absa Group, one of Africa’s largest diversified financial services groups, has partnered with Invest African, a business and investment platform for African markets, to support the development of business and investment on the Continent.
Laurium Capital has launched its first Irish-domiciled UCITS fund, the Laurium Africa USD Bond Fund, on the Prescient Global Funds ICAV platform.
State Street Global Advisors, the asset management arm of State Street Corporation, has launched the SPDR Bloomberg Barclays Emerging Markets USD Bond ETF (EMHC).
Goodwell Investments, an impact investment firm, has launched Goodwell V, a €50m cornerstone feeder fund for a new institutional fund that the company plans to launch in the second half of this year.
Harith General Partners, one of the largest investors in African Infrastructure, has announced a $200m capital raise in a follow-up fund to its Pan African Infrastructure Development Fund (PAIDF) 2, that is open to existing and new investors.
The Government of Canada and the African Development Bank have launched the Canada–African Development Bank Climate Fund (CACF), a transformative special fund aimed at providing concessional loans to climate change-related projects with a strong gender-responsive component.
The African Development Bank Group has launched a project to support development of domestic debt markets and financial systems in four West African Monetary Zone (WAMZ) countries: the Gambia, Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia.
The African Enterprise Challenge Fund (AECF) has launched a $1.2m Innovation Fund to unlock the potential of renewable energy to create new business opportunities.
The Republic of Congo has launched a public bond offering "EOCG 6.25% NET 2021-2026 ” which aims to raise 100bn CFA francs, at a net interest rate of 6.25% and a maturity of five years.
The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) has received final approvals of its demutualisation plan from the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) respectively.
Prudential Investment Managers has announced that it will be further strengthening its ties with its global global parent and founding shareholder, M&G Investments, taking advantage of new opportunities that have arisen from the de-merger of M&G from Prudential in October 2019.
SouthBridge Investments (SBI) and New African Capital Partners (NACP) have launched SBNA, a joint venture that will act as a permanent capital fund, aiming to attract investors who take a long-term view on Africa.
Ecobank Nigeria, a wholly owned subsidiary of Ecobank Transnational Incorporated, the parent company of the Ecobank Group, has successfully priced its $300m bond issuance maturing in February 2026, with settlement of the bond to take place on February 16, 2021.