Global Coalition has launched a first-of-its-kind relief fund with a first close of $68m and a target of over $80m to protect energy access for at least 20 million people in sub-Saharan Africa and Asia.
Amethis, an investment fund manager dedicated to long-term responsible investing across the African continent, has announced the first closing of Amethis MENA Fund II at $101m (€85m).
The African Development Bank (AfDB) has reached financial close on financing agreements for a $20m concessional investment from the Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA) for the Covid-19 Off-Grid Recovery Platform (CRP).
The Acumen Resilient Agriculture Fund (ARAF), sponsored by Acumen and anchored by Green Climate Fund, has closed on June 30 at $58m, above its fundraising target.
Convergence Partners Digital Infrastructure Fund (CPDIF) has reached its first close at $120m, targeting a final size of $250m.
Vantage Capital, Africa’s largest mezzanine fund manager, has announced the successful first close on its fourth mezzanine fund at $207m.
The Africa Renewable Energy Fund II (AREF II) has achieved its first close at €125m, following a joint investment of €17.5m from The Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa and the Climate Technology Fund through the African Development Bank.
Sanlam Investments, South Africa's largest black-owned asset manager, is looking to raise an additional R35bn for its range of impact funds.
Ascent has announced the first rolling close of its Ascent Rift Valley Fund II (ARVF II) at more than $100m, significantly exceeding its initial target of $80m.
Uhuru Investment Partners, a middle-market private equity firm, has announced the first close of Uhuru Growth Fund I (UGF) at $113m.
Misr Capital, the investment arm of Banque Misr, and Elevate Private Equity have launched a $380m healthcare investment platform, Nile Misr Scan & Labs.
CardinalStone Capital Advisers (CCA), a Lagos based private equity fund manager, has announced the final close of its maiden private equity fund, the CardinalStone Capital Advisers Growth Fund (CCAGF) at $64m.
RisCura has launched the South Africa’s first Impact fund of funds (FoF) series in line with the globally recognised definition of impact investing “to generate positive, measurable social and environmental impact”.
HSBC Asset Management and IFC have announced the final closing of the HSBC Real Economy Green Investment Opportunity GEM Bond Fund (REGIO), boosting access to climate finance and helping further develop the market for green bonds.