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11 July 2013

Investor risks overestimated in frontier markets $

Frontier markets can generate better returns for investors than emerging markets, while risks are not significantly different provided the right strategy is applied, argues Maris Capital partner Johannes Gunnell.

9 July 2013

MENA fundraising stalls amid macroeconomic challenges $

The ongoing global macroeconomic challenge, driven primarily by the continuing uncertainty in Europe, has created a difficult fundraising environment in the MENA region with just $400m of funds raised during 2012 - compared to $900m in 2011.

9 July 2013

Rosemont Investment Partners backs Silk Invest to target frontier markets

Private equity firm Rosemont Investment Partners has invested in Silk Invest to target opportunities in frontier markets.

5 July 2013

CDC hires ex-IFC exec Banda as regional director for Africa

UK development finance investor CDC has given another boost to its African team by hiring Dolika Banda as its new regional director for the continent.

5 July 2013

Mobius mulls private equity investments in Africa

Mobius Emerging markets fund manager Mark Mobius is considering private equity investments to increase exposure to Africa.

3 July 2013

Impact fundraising platform Milaap Social Ventures raises VC financing

Impact fundraising platform Milaap Social Ventures has raised an additional $1.1m in venture capital.

28 June 2013

CapitalWorks raises nearly $150m for second fund

South African firm CapitalWorks Investment Partners has raised nearly $150m for its second vehicle.

27 June 2013

South Africa’s LMCGF acquires IMM Group

South African growth investor Lereko Metier Capital Growth Fund has bought Institute of marketing and Management for $20m.

25 June 2013

Actis invests $102m in Egyptian snack food company Edita

Emerging markets-focused private equity firm Actis has invested $102m in Egyptian snack food company Edita Food Industries.

19 June 2013

Abraaj acquires West African frozen dairy group FMI

Private equity firm Abraaj Group has acquired West Africa-focused dairy products and juices maker Fan Milk International, bringing its total African investments to $2.2bn across sixty nine companies.

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