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10 May 2013

Africa needs private equity capital to reduce reliance on aid

Private equity investments could make Africa less reliant on aid, but the continent faces challenges in attracting investors such as negative stereotypes and regulatory issues.

10 May 2013

Abraaj Capital nears first deal in Ivory Coast

Dubai-based private equity firm Abraaj Capital is reportedly looking to make its first investment ion Ivory Coast this year.

9 May 2013

PKA commits €67m to Actis Energy Fund 3

Danish labour-market pension fund PKA has reportedly invested DKK500m (€67m) in the Actis Energy Fund 3 in an overall boost of its infrastructure spend.

7 May 2013

Mergence targets $544m for South African renewable energy debt fundp

South African asset manager Mergence Investment Managers, has confirmed it is targeting ZAR5bn ($544m) for a renewable energy debt fund.

6 May 2013

CDC, Standard Chartered agree $100m emerging markets trade finance plan

UK development finance investor CDC Group has signed a $100m risk participation arrangement with Standard Chartered Bank to help increase the availability of trade finance in developing countries.

30 April 2013

Corporate VC Intel Capital adds investment director for Sub-Saharan Africa

Corporate venture capital firm Intel Capital has added a new investment director, Tobi Oke, based in Lagos, Nigeria.

26 April 2013

CDC Group swings to full year profit, ups investmentsp

UK government-backed investor CDC Group had a busy year in 2012, switching its focus to less developed markets and increasing investments, while seeing better returns.

24 April 2013

Leapfrog’s first fund almost fully investedp

Private equity firm Leapfrog Investments has almost fully invested its $135m first fund and is looking to make more Asian deals to balance the vehicle between Asia and Africa.

23 April 2013

Jacana Partners hires Shaun Collyer as chief investment officer

collyer Jacana Partners has boosted its investment team by naming private equity veteran Shaun Collyer as its inaugural chief investment officer ahead of its planned expansion in Africa.

16 April 2013

Africa’s booming exits point to maturing private equity industryp

Africa’s private equity industry is belying its emerging status and exhibiting a higher level of exit activity than might be expected, according to new data.

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