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16 March 2015

Asia Frontier Capital to launch ‘post conflict’ Iraq fund

palmyra-8-615711-m Hong Kong-based fund manager Asia Frontier Capital is looking to launch an Iraq-focused growth vehicle at the end of April this year to give investors exposure to the “post conflict recovery potential” of Iraq.

12 March 2015

LeapFrog buys $25m stake in African Fintech platform AFB

leapfrog Emerging markets private equity LeapFrog Investments has purchase a $25m minority stake in financial technology platform AFB Mauritius.

6 March 2015

Blackstone to continue backing African energy-related infrastructure

EMC Africa fund Blackstone Group is eyeing infrastructure projects involving power generation and transmission in Africa, given the massive needs for capital on the continent.

27 February 2015

Africa’s ‘hidden iceberg’ of private equity investors $

blue-icebergs-1253865-m Panellists at the Private Equity Africa conference this week spoke about the increasing number of firms looking at Africa, with Emerging Capital Partners’ Andrew Brown revealing that that it is not just the big brand funds which are looking for deals.

25 February 2015

Cordiant collects $350m for latest emerging markets loan fund

loan_lrg Emerging markets private debt firm Cordiant has held a $350m final close for its latest vehicle.

25 February 2015

Africa’s Ascent gets $1m from Kenyan pension scheme

nairobi-city-878475-m Ascent Capital Africa has received a $1m commitment from Kenya’s Nation Media Group Staff Retirement Benefits Scheme towards its Rift Valley Fund.

24 February 2015

Bob Geldof’s firm 8 Miles buys stake in Ugandan bank

Uganda flag Africa-focused private equity firm 8 Miles has bought a 42 per cent stake in Uganda-based Orient Bank from Nigeria’s Keystone Bank.

17 February 2015

Mozambique, Rwanda are sweet spots for Momentum’s Africa RE fund $

news_africa.lrg Momentum Global Investment Management will be targeting commercial real estate opportunities across Africa via its new private equity fund, with the firm being optimistic about investing in Mozambique and Rwanda.

17 February 2015

Actis launches $1.9bn African renewables platform

acciona wind farm Emerging markets private equity firm Actis has launched a $1.9bn pan-African renewable energy platform called Lekela Power.

11 February 2015

Amadeus leads $21m Series A for Cambridge Clean Energy

telecoms6_sq UK venture capital firm Amadeus Capital Partners has led a $21m Series A financing round for renewable energy-management-solution-as-a-service company Cambridge Clean Energy (CCE).

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