AGF Magazine - March 2019 issue

  • We focus on fixed income opportunities in both public and private markets. Read on to find in which fixed income instruments and in which African markets to invest on pp. 10-11. In addition, Ashley Benatar of Ashburton Investments shares his views on benefits and risks of investing in mezzanine debt on p.22.
  • We speak with Jérémie Ceyrac, Head of Equity, Responsible Investments at Proparco to learn more about the French development institution, financial products on offer, recent investments in Africa and African impact investment scene (pp. 13-15).
  • This month’s market feature focuses on Nigeria. Sven Richter, Fund Manager, Drakens Capital, writes about his recent trip to the West African country and his observations. “While Nigeria is attractive as an investment destination, the GDP growth is a disappointment for a county that we expect to be one of the leaders in Africa,” he says (pp. 16-17).
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January 2018

Happy New Year, we hope your 2018 has gotten off to a good start! In the January edition of Africa Global Funds magazine, we hear from Phatisa and their partnership with the African Development Bank. Stuart Bradley, Joint Managing Partner, and Vincent Destieu, Principal Phatisa, explain the significant opportunity of investing in Africa, and the ways AfDB has supported its work (pp. 12-13).

On the private equity front, we also speak with Wildu du Plessis, Head of Africa at Baker McKenzie in Johannesburg, about how the nature of deals, exits and fundraising activity has changed in Southern African private equity throughout the years (pp.14-15).

For those interested in real estate, read on to find where you should be focusing your attention in 2018. James Maclean – Director of Real Estate, Fusion Capital, shares his views on where to invest and areas to avoid (p.16).

In this month’s issue we also learn that Permanent Capital Vehicles (PCVs) are becoming increasingly popular in private equity, being deployed in emerging markets and Sub-Saharan Africa in particular. Find out more on p 17.

Finally, Aditi Khimasia and Dominic Rebelo of Anjarwalla & Khanna write about merger control developments in Kenya on p.22.

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