Ashburton Investments has successfully reached the first close of its inaugural mezzanine fund, raising R507.5m from four investors, according to Ashley Benatar, Head: Mezzanine Finance.
A.P. Moller Capital’s Africa Infrastructure Fund has reached its second close with total commitments reaching $865m.
Cepheus Growth Capital Partners, a private equity firm, has successfully reached its first close at $51m of its Cepheus Growth Capital Fund, receiving strong support from CDC Group, Norfund, and the European Investment Bank — family offices and various high net-worth individuals.
Capria Network, which includes 11 fund managers across 5 continents, is aiming to raise $200m by December 2018, to deploy funds in sectors that make a critical difference to large sections of the population in emerging markets.
Ashburton Investments is looking to raise between R1bn and R1.5bn of commitments from investors for its Rand denominated Ashburton Mezzanine Fund I, Africa Global Funds can reveal.
Goodwell Investments has reached final closing of its Goodwell III fund, raising €20m from over 30 investors for investments in inclusive economy in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Partech Ventures has launched a €100m fund that is expected to become the largest venture-capital fund focused on digital-technology start-ups in sub-Saharan Africa.
Investisseurs & Partenaires (I&P), an impact investing group dedicated to SMEs in Sub-Saharan Africa, has announced the first closing of IPAE 2, a new impact fund combining performance and impact.
AfricInvest, a pan-African mid-cap-focused private equity firm, has announced the first closing of its North African Fund (MPEF IV).
Mediterrania Capital Partners, a private equity firm focused on growth investments for SMEs in North African and Sub-Saharan countries, has announced the first closing of its third capital growth fund, Mediterrania Capital III LP, at €103m.
Phatisa Food Fund 2 (PFF2) has received $10m from the African Development Bank Group to boost agriculture and nutrition across Africa.
Arab Angel Fund, a strategic venture capital firm, has closed its oversubscribed debut fund at its $25m target, raising an additional $15m.
NBK Capital Partners has successfully closed its second mezzanine fund, NBK Capital Partners Mezzanine Fund II, with $160m in capital commitments, driven by strong demand from institutional investors and family offices.
Yeelen Financial Fund, a private equity fund dedicated to the financial sector within the West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU), has raised over €30m at the end of an initial closing.