Malaik, an impact focused equity crowdinvesting platform, has launched a call for applications to African entrepreneurs with impact focused businesses.
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The Tunisian Consignment and Deposit Fund (Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations, CDC) and Bpifrance, a French public investment bank, are set to launch a €20m French-Tunisian private equity fund on February 5 in Tunis.
West Africa continues to lead in share of private equity (PE) investments by region with a 25% share of deals between 2010 and 2015, a new report from the African Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (AVCA) has revealed.
Medu Capital, a South African private equity firm, is planning to close two investments via its third fund, according to Siyabonga Nhlumayo, Principal, responsible for investment execution and management.
Amaya Capital and Azura Power Holdings have reached financial close for the 450MW Azura-Edo Independent Power Project (IPP) in Edo State, Nigeria.
Prudential Financial, a financial services company with more than $1trn of assets under management, and LeapFrog Investments have launched a $350m investment partnership to access high-growth markets in Africa.
The assumptions that are used in incorporating alternative investments into enterprise risk analysis can have important consequences for the perceived risk within investors’ portfolios, according to a white paper from BNY Mellon.
Food security in Africa is set to become a major investment theme, according to a recent report from PwC.
KKR has announced an agreement to pursue acquisitions and investment opportunities by establishing an integrated entity to provide asset management services to the oil and gas industry globally.
In the context of a global search for returns, investors are increasingly exploring the sub-Saharan African private equity market, according to Erika van der Merwe, CEO of the Southern African Venture Capital and Private Equity Association (SAVCA).
LeapFrog Investments has become the first equity impact investor to surpass the billion-dollar mark, after the Overseas Private Investment Corporation’s commitment of up to $200m.
SOKOTRA Capital, a Dubai-based private investment company focusing on frontier markets, has been appointed as the exclusive commercial and marketing agent for Grupo Dibaq Diproteg (Dibaq), one of Spain’s largest and oldest privately owned animal feed producers.
Actis, a pan-emerging market investor, has opened a new permanent office in New York City, which is its third office in the Americas and 13th globally.
There has been an increasing trend in strategic sales as a private equity exit route in Africa, according to Jacob Kholi, partner at The Abraaj Group.