Vantage Capital, Africa’s largest mezzanine debt fund manager, has fully exited its investment in Thebe Timrite, a black-controlled supplier of mining support products and services in South Africa.
BlueOrchard Finance has become among the first signatories to the Operating Principles for Impact Management, a market standard for impact investing initiated by the International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group.
PAPE Fund Managers has raised a further R150m from the 27four Black Business Growth Fund (27four BBGF) for its first institutional backed private equity fund – PAPE Fund 3, taking its total committed capital to R680m.
Britam Financial Holdings has approved an anchor investment in Tiserin Capital, Africa’s first south-south private equity fund that seeks to transform local industries by weaving partnerships between African companies and leading companies from Emerging Asia and Latin America.
AfricInvest and Cathay Innovation have launched the Cathay Africinvest Innovation Fund, the first Pan-African venture fund to connect the whole African continent and the world's leading innovation ecosystems. The Cathay Africinvest Innovation Fund, with a projected size of €150m, will contribute to the development and scaling up of innovative companies that demonstrate strong growth in Africa while being open to international markets.
Helios Investment Partners has acquired a 25% residual interest in Axxela Ltd (held through Glover Gas & Power B.V.) from Oando, Nigeria’s indigenous energy group listed on both the Nigerian and Johannesburg Stock Exchanges.
Meridiam, a global infrastructure fund manager, has announced the closing of the reopening for Meridiam Infrastructure Africa Fund (MIAF) with €546m (approximately $615m) in capital commitments, above its initial target of €510m.
Partech has led a Series A investment round into Kudi, a Nigerian digital payment and collection for the cash economy company.
Algebra Ventures, Egypt’s venture capital fund, and Ezdehar Management, an investment management firm focused on high-growth Egyptian corporates, have invested in Dsquares, the region’s leading loyalty solutions provider.
Viola Fintech, a $120m cross-stage venture fund, has led a Series A investment round of $12m for Rewire, an innovative fintech company which has developed an international banking platform for migrants in close partnership with leading banks globally.
Themis, an Africa-focussed power company backed by Denham Capital, has partnered with Kingline Development Nigeria (Kingline) to develop a 550MW natural gas-fired power plant in Ondo State, Nigeria.
Cauris Croissance, the second fund managed by Cauris Management, the West African private equity fund management company, has sold its stake in BPEC to the new reference shareholder, the SUNU group.
Verod Capital Management (Verod) and Persistent Energy (Persistent) have invested $10m in Daystar Power Group, a West-African electricity company specialising in the generation of solar energy.
Enko Capital Managers (ECM), managers of the Enko Africa Private Equity Fund (EAPEF), has provided expansion capital to Software Technologies Ltd (STL), a software solutions provider and IT training company.