Chancen International (CI) has announced the first close for its $21mFuture of Work Fund (FWF), a significant move aimed at realizing African Union’s agenda 2063 which advocates for well-educated citizens and skills revolution underpinned by science, technology, and innovation.
African Infrastructure Investment Managers (AIIM) has completed a follow-on acquisition in MetroFibre Networx (MetroFibre), following approval from the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa.
Currency risk can be a major challenge when investing in Africa, according to the ‘Currency Risk Management Practices in African Private Equity and Venture Capital’ Report, the second AVCA’s special report series alongside The Currency Exchange Fund (TCX) and MFX Solutions.
Old Mutual Private Equity (OMPE), a division of Old Mutual Alternative Investments, has sold its stake in Consol Holdings to Luxembourg-based Ardagh Group, one of the largest glass producers in the world, for an equity value of approximately R10bn (enterprise value of approximately R17bn),
Inspired Evolution and Schneider Electric to explore innovative Energy- as-a-Service solutions across Africa
Inspired Evolution and Schneider Electric have agreed to collaborate on various energy-related solutions for the African region.
EXEO Capital has acquired a majority stake in a chemical synthesis company, Chemical Process Technologies (CPT).
Cape Town-headquartered venture capital (VC) firm HAVAÍC has announced the third and final close of its second pan-African investment fund.
Kalon Venture Partners, Hlayisani Capital, Tritech Global and 4Decades Capital have invested R16.3m in a seed extension round in GoMetro, a logistics-tech platform.
Samurai Incubate and Consonance Investment have co-led a $1m pre-seed funding round in Norebase, a trade technology company building a single platform for businesses to start, scale and operate in any African country.
Apis Growth Fund I, a private equity fund managed by Apis Partners, has partially exited its position in off-grid solar energy company Sun King, formerly Greenlight Planet.
BluePeak Private Capital has agreed to invest up to $15m in Africure, a pan-African manufacturer and distributor of quality pharmaceutical goods.
The Women Entrepreneurs Finance Initiative (We-Fi) has announced a new round of funding under which the African Development Bank’s Africa Digital Financial Inclusion Facility (ADFI) will receive $15m to develop and extend digital financial solutions to women-owned small and medium businesses in Cameroon, Egypt, Kenya, Mozambique and Nigeria.
The total value of private capital deals reported in Africa reached a record high of $7.4bn, according to AVCA’s 2021 Annual African Private Capital Activity Report.
XSML, a fund manager active in Central & East Africa, has reached the hard cap for its African Rivers Fund III (ARF III) at $85m.