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.
Catalyst Principal Partners has completed a first close of its Catalyst Fund II at $103m, being in excess of the target fund size and over 80% of the final achieved hard-cap for its first fund, Catalyst Fund I.
Mediterrania Capital Partners, a private equity firm focusing on growth investments for companies in North African and Sub-Saharan countries, has announced plans to raise €250m for its third fund, Mediterrania Capital III (MC III).
Gulf Capital, one of the largest alternative investment firms in the Middle East, has reached the final close of its second private debt and mezzanine fund, Gulf Credit Opportunities Fund II, over its target cover of $250m (AED925m).
Africa Special Opportunities Capital has launched ASOC Fund I, a special opportunities private equity fund focused on providing funding and turnaround services to South African companies in various states of distress.
Fusion Capital has launched a Sh2.3bn offer for the first Development Real Estate Investment Trust (D-REIT) on the Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE), to finance and complete the development of Greenwood City.
Actis has reached final closing on its third opportunistic private real estate fund, Actis Africa Real Estate Fund 3 (ARE3) with commitments totalling more than $500m, exceeding its original $400m target.
GroVest, a venture capital firm that invests in innovative technology companies, has raised R62m ($4.01m) in the first round of funding for its GroTech fund with a significant capital injection from Caleo Capital.
Investisseurs & Partenaires (I&P) has launched Teranga Capital, an equity impact investment fund dedicated to promising small growing businesses and start-ups in Senegal, with financing needs comprised between 75,000 and 300,000 euros.
TVM Capital Healthcare Partners has registered a new emerging markets-focused fund, TVM Healthcare III, which intends to raise $300m to invest in up to 12 healthcare companies in the MENA, India, and Southeast Asia.
Enko Capital Managers (ECM) has reached a $83.25m final close of the Enko Africa Private Equity Fund (EAPEF), a Pan-African fund focused on providing growth capital to late-stage private companies across a broad spectrum of economic sectors in Africa.
Knife Capital, a South African venture capital firm, has launched KNF Ventures, a new fund dedicated to investing in innovation-driven ventures that aims for a minimum of 40% annualized return on investments.
AfricInvest and Siparex have announced the first closing of the Fonds de Co-Localisation Franco-Tunisien (FCFT), promoted and equally subscribed by French and Tunisian state investors, Bpifrance and Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations.
Gulf Capital, one of the leading alternative investment firms in the Middle East, has raised $175m (AED 644m) for the first closing of its second credit and mezzanine fund, Gulf Credit Opportunities Fund II.
The Investment Funds for Health in Africa (IFHA) has raised a total of $136.85m in the second closing from a diverse range of investors, including multinational companies, pension funds and development finance institutions.
Warburg Pincus, a global private equity firm focused on growth investing, has successfully raised its latest global fund, Warburg Pincus Private Equity XII, receiving commitments in excess of $12bn hard cap.
ACTIAM, a Netherlands based asset manager with a particular focus on sustainable investments, and the Dutch development bank FMO, have announced the final close of its ACTIAM-FMO SME Finance Fund at over €150m.
GroFin, an SME development financier, has launched the GroFin Small and Growing Businesses (SGB) Fund that aims to catalyze sustainable job creation through supporting small and growing businesses in Africa.
The African Renewable Energy Fund (AREF), a dedicated renewable energy fund focused on sub-Saharan Africa, has reached its final close at its hard cap, with $200m of committed capital to support small- to medium-scale projects.
The IFC Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Fund has raised $125m from IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, the Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development, the Arab Investment Company and the Arab Petroleum Investment Corporation.
Auvest Group, a principal investor offering investment management services to institutions and family offices, has launched the Auvest MENASA Opportunities Fund I, aiming to raise between $250m and $300m.
Duet Group has signed a partnership agreement with Bouygues Batiment International to establish Duet Africa Hotels, a vertically integrated hotel investment, development and asset management company, with an initial target equity raise of $200m.
Bamboo Finance, a private equity firm specializing in investing in business models that benefit low-income communities in growth markets, has closed its second financial inclusion focused fund at $31m.
The Abraaj Group has final closed its Africa Fund III, a third dedicated Sub-Saharan Africa private equity fund, at $990m, receiving support from a diverse range of global institutional investors, pension funds, sovereign wealth funds and development finance institutions.
Development Partners International (DPI), a $1.1bn Africa-focused private equity firm, has raised $725m for its second pan-African fund from a range of institutional investors, exceeding its $500m target.
Carlyle International Energy Partners (CIEP) is planning to invest around 10% to 20% of the $2.5bn fund’s capital in oil and gas industry in Africa, according to The Carlyle Group, a global alternative asset manager.
Xterra Capital Advisors, a corporate finance and private equity advisory firm registered in Mauritius, has launched the Xterra Africa Property Development Fund, aiming to raise $300m from international investors.
The ARM-Harith Infrastructure Fund (ARMHIF) has raised $91m at the first close from AfDB and a number of Nigerian pension funds, according to ARM-Harith Infrastructure Investment, a joint venture between Asset & Resource Management Company (ARM) and Harith General Partners of South Africa.
The Moringa SICAR, an agroforestry sector investment vehicle, is aiming to achieve a final close in February 2015, according to Clément Chenost, Technical Director at the Moringa Partnership, the investment advisor of the fund.
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