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20 May 2015

Pembani Remgro unveils $245m infrastructure fund first closing

africa Pembani Remgro has held a first close for its new pan-Africa infrastructure fund on $245m.

20 May 2015

Abraaj commits $30m to launch Auvest MENASA Fund

south-african-road-1097295-m Global growth investor The Abraaj Group has committed $30m to mark the formal launch of the Auvest MENASA Opportunities Fund I.

7 May 2015

New York State makes first Capital Alliance commitment in $850m private equity spree

planet-earth-2-967372-m The New York State Common Retirement Fund, Albany, has committed a total of $965m to four fund managers, with going to $85m Nigeria and West Coast Africa-focused Capital Alliance Private Equity IV.

5 May 2015

Helios funds invest $100m in Africa Oil Corp

africa-tanzania_sq Africa-focused Helios Investment Partners has agreed to pick up a 12.4 per cent stake in Africa Oil Corp for $100m.

5 May 2015

Ethos teams with HarbourVest, Hamilton Lane for Eaton Towers investment

telecom tower close up African buyout house Ethos Private Equity has led a private equity consortium investing $150m into telecom towers business Eaton Towers.

1 May 2015

Institutional investors look to smaller partners in Africa to mitigate the exit risk $

south africa When investing in Africa, institutional investors are looking towards the smaller, more focused partners which can mitigate the risk associated with exits according to panellists at the 12th Annual AVCA conference.

1 May 2015

Financial sector sees €10bn increase in PE investment for EMEA $

euros money cash capital Private equity investment in the financial sector, specifically in real estate, rose by nearly €10bn for the first quarter of this year, compared to Q1 2014, according to research out this week.

30 April 2015

Sovereign funds looking to make PE in Africa more attractive says exec $

africa Beyond providing African GPs with capital, sovereign wealth funds and pensions fund can help companies combat the difficult stock market and make the asset class more attractive according to Fonds Souverain D'Investissements Strategiques CEO Amadou Hott.

30 April 2015

Brookstone earmarks $750m for three Ivory Coast-based hydroelectric dams

hydro dam Private equity investor Brookstone Partners is reportedly planning to invest up to $750m for three hydroelectric dam projects based in Africa’s Ivory Coast via its Moroccan arm Platinum Powers.

28 April 2015

Nigeria’s Verod Capital taps Fund II for Union Trustees MBO

bank savings Verod Capital has tapped its second fund to back the MBO of Union Bank of Nigeria subsidiary Union Trustees Limited.

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