African Infrastructure Investment Managers (AIIM) via its IDEAS Fund has invested an additional $73m into the newly merged Starsight Energy and SolarAfrica, signalling a significant vote of confidence from Africa’s largest infrastructure-focused private equity manager.
AfricInvest, via the Cathay Africinvest Innovation Fund, and Novastar Ventures, have led a $10m Series A equity in Turaco, an insurtech company driving mass market insurance adoption.
AfricInvest has invested $30m in Pre-Series B round in ArabyAds, an AdTech company in the MENA region.
Tana Africa Capital and Sango Capital have made a minority investment in Sundry Markets, one of Nigeria’s fastest growing modern grocery retailers.
Mergence Investment Managers, through its Infrastructure and Development Equity Fund, has acquired a controlling equity stake in a portion of the innovative affordable rental housing group, Live Easy.
Verdant Capital Hybrid Fund has announced its first $7m subordinated debt investment in Watu Credit Uganda to expand its footprint of two-wheeler financing throughout the country.
HAVAÍC has announced a $500,000 investment in FinAccess, an East African headquartered software solutions provider that digitises community banks or SACCOs (Savings & Credit Cooperative Organisations) and farming co-operatives (co-ops) in the region.
InfraCo Africa has made a $43m anchor investment into Climate, Energy Access and Resilience (CLEAR), a climate-focused fund advised by Helios Investment Partners (Helios).
InfraCo Africa has signed an agreement with Savenda Capital committing $2b towards construction of the ZAMBIAFresh Lusaka Market in Zambia’s capital.
Mirova, an affiliate of Natixis Investment Managers dedicated to impact investing, has acquired 100% of SunFunder, a private debt management company that finances renewable energy projects in Africa and Asia.
FMO, the Dutch entrepreneurial development bank, has signed a NASIRA portfolio guarantee for $15m in local currency for its existing customer I&M Bank in Kenya.
Infra Impact Mid-Market Infrastructure Fund 1, managed by Infra Impact Investment Managers, has acquired a significant minority stake in Cybersmart, a South African Internet Service Provider and Fibre Network Owner.
Tanmeyah for Microfinance Services, a wholly-owned subsidiary of EFG Hermes Holding and Egypt’s provider of microfinance solutions, has acquired Fatura Netherlands.
PAPE Fund 3, a mid-market South African private equity fund, has acquired an equity interest in Entersekt, a global leader in device identity and payment authentication.