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21 October 2016

Africa can not rely on global LPs, more needs to come from local sources says AVCA exec $

africa-290434_960_720-3 Despite Africa seeing an increase in investor appetite for real estate, the lack of involvement from local LPs in the private equity is still a long way off from materialising according to AVCA’s Ponmile Osibo.

19 October 2016

Silvertree Capital backs South African e-commerce startup Carzar

shop-942397_640 Online startups-focused investor Silvertree Capital has provided financing for South Africa's Carzar, a e-commerce platform for second-hand cars.

17 October 2016

Mediterrania follows Actis into Moroccan private university market

mosque-1126197_1920 Mediterrania Capital Partners is the second private equity firm this year to invest in a Moroccan university.

13 October 2016

Abraaj backs sub-Saharan Africa fertiliser major Indorama

hydrogen-sulfide-fertilizer-spray-905243_1920 Global emerging markets investment firm The Abraaj Group has picked up a minority stake in sub-Saharan Africa-focused Indorama Fertilizers.

12 October 2016

Fanisi targets up to $100m for second East African fund

elephant-1000552_960_720 Kenyan private equity firm Fanisi Capital is looking to raise up to $100m for its second fund.

10 October 2016

Catalyst makes second healthcare investment by backing Zenufa

headache-1540220_960_720 East African-focused private equity firm Catalyst Principal Partners has purchased a controlling stake in generic drug maker Zenufa Laboratories.

10 October 2016

Actis looking to raise $2bn for fourth energy fund

power-poles-503935_960_720 (1) Emerging markets investor Actis is reportedly looking to raise up to $2bn for its latest energy fund.

6 October 2016

IFC seeks to raise $5bn for global infrastructure in next five years

construction-1491693_640 The International Finance Corporation (IFC), the private capital investment arm of the World Bank, has kicked off a new infrastructure programme aimed to raise $5bn in the next five years.

4 October 2016

Investec AM Africa private equity arm backs solar business Mobisol

photovoltaic-286025_1920 Investec Asset Management has used its African private equity arm to buy a "significant" stake in off-grid solar home system provider Mobisol.

3 October 2016

Metier closes second African PE fund at ZAR2.8bn

lion-1514079_960_720 Johannesburg-headquartered Metier has closed its second African private equity fund at ZAR2.8bn ($205m).

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