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6 September 2013

UK’s CDC commits to $75m Africa Development Partners IIp

UK’s development finance investor CDC has committed $75m to the latest Africa-focused fund managed by Development Partners Internationa, which targets industries that cater to region's emerging middle-classes.

3 September 2013

Africa’s institutional investors set to invest in local private equity fundsp

One sure way to accelerate market growth would be the participation of Africa’s institutional investors as an active backer and limited partner of local private equity funds, according to one development finance group.

22 August 2013

Ethos Private Equity eyes Alexander Forbes exit

South Africa-based Ethos Private Equity is reportedly preparing to sell its stake in retirement fund administrator Alexander Forbes after a six-year holding period.

7 August 2013

Actis buys South African payments business Paycorp from Transaction Capital for $95m

Emerging markets private equity firm Actis has acquired South African payments business Paycorp from financial services group Transaction Capital for $95m.

31 July 2013

Abraaj exits second investment in three days with Ghana’s HFC bank sale

exit sign_sq Dubai-based private equity firm The Abraaj Group has exited its stake in Ghana’s HFC Bank to strategic Republic Bank after a three-year holding period.

25 July 2013

DPI secures more than $200m for second African fundp

Private equity firm Development Partners International has secured commitments of $219m for its second African fund.

25 July 2013

Private equity-backed IHS Tower raises $522m in debt and equity

Private equity-backed African phone tower company IHS has raised $522m in debt and equity funding from exiting and new investors including an Asian sovereign wealth fund.

23 July 2013

Nigeria aims to develop venture capital industry to fund SMEs

africa market_sqThe Nigerian government is taking steps to stimulate the development of the venture capital and private equity industry to fund micro, small and medium businesses in the country.

22 July 2013

South African private equity dealflow down as firms focus on fundraisingp

The reported value of private equity investments in South Africa fell by more than a third in 2012 compared to the previous year amid a slowing down in investment activity, new research has shown.

18 July 2013

JP Anderson launches $100m Sierra Leone private equity fund

Investment banking, securities and investment management firm JP Anderson has formed a new private equity vehicle, Sierra Leone Development Fund I, targeting the West African nation.

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