Kipeto Energy has signed a 20-year Purchase Power Agreement (PPA) with Kenya Power (KPLC), representing a significant milestone for the development of the 100-megawatt (MW) wind power project in Kenya.
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BUSINESS/PARTNERS, a risk financier for SMEs in South Africa and selected African countries, seeks to invest in excess of R1.2bn in SMEs during the 2016/2017 financial year.
The Mara Group, Atlas Merchant Capital and General Electric have announced an initiative to create a joint venture dedicated to investing in the highly underdeveloped African infrastructure sector.
Mediterrania Capital II cumulative portfolio sales have reached €195m, representing 18% year-on-year growth, according to Mediterrania Capital Partners's financial results.
As Nigeria’s currency plumbed new lows, the nation’s minister for investment, trade and industry rebuked those obsessing over the prospect of a devaluation.
Since January 2014, exchange rate movements have subtracted value from realized private equity investments in emerging markets of nearly 60% of respondents of the latest EMPEA survey, with several respondents estimating losses of $500m.
The last four years have seen an increase in private equity market multiples on the African continent, according to Bright Africa, an ongoing research endeavor from RisCura.
Quantum Global Group has agreed to invest approximately $50m in new plantation establishment, infrastructure and wood processing industries in Angola over the next five years.
Private equity exits in Africa reached a 9-year high in 2015, even as firms held onto their investments longer due to economic uncertainty, according to data from EY and the African Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (AVCA).
The African Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (AVCA), a pan-African industry body which promotes and enables private investment in Africa, has announced the launch of its newly inaugurated Sustainability Committee.
The allocation by pension funds in Southern Africa to private equity remains limited, according to the findings of a recently released survey report by the Southern African Venture Capital and Private Equity Association (SAVCA).
Business Partners Limited has launched Business Partners International (BPI) Uganda, a specialist risk finance company that provides customized financial solutions, sectoral knowledge, mentorship, and other added-value services for formal small and medium enterprises (SMEs) across Africa, and opened an office in Kampala, Uganda.
New York based RueOne Investments has announced its plans to launch the first marketplace providing investors direct access to a curated selection of alternative assets that are sourced, structured, and managed by industry leading asset managers.
Investors remain confident about the future of the hospitality industry in Africa, according to Trevor Ward, W Hospitality Group Managing Director.