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1 March 2016

Amadeus backs SA-based fintech start up Hepstar

south-african-road-1097295-m UK-based technology investor Amadeus Capital Partners has backed South African Fintech start up HEPSTAR with $2m in funding.

29 February 2016

Enko bags Soros Brothers, ADB capital in $83m pan-Africa fund close

johannesburg-408643_1280 Soros Brother Investments and the African Development Bank were among backers of Enko Capital Managers as it reached an $83m final close for its pan-African fund.

23 February 2016

MENA Infrastructure Fund II may get up to $50m from EBRD

university-bridge-904266_640 The European Bank of Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is mulling over committing up to $50m to MENA Infrastructure Fund II, which is seeking $500m from LPs.

19 February 2016

LeapFrog names two partners to lead healthcare expansion

leapfrog Emerging markets investor LeapFrog Investments has named two partners to spearhead its expansion into healthcare investments.

17 February 2016

12-15% more realistic net-to-investor IRR target in African greenfield infra, InfraMed CEO says

Frederic Ottavy, InfraMed Africa's greenfield infrastructure has a lot of potential but targeting IRRs of 15-20 per cent is unrealistic, InfraMed CEO Frederic Ottavy told AltAssets.

11 February 2016

I&P, InfraMed launch €150m fund focused on small infrastructure in Africa

africa-11117_640 French impact investor I&P and pan-Mediterranean private equity firm InfraMed have joined forces to raise €150m infrastructure fund, looking for first close in mid-2016.

10 February 2016

Abraaj nears full deployment of North Africa Fund II, just 30% left free

dubai-977368_640 The Abraaj Group is left with only 30 per cent undeployed capital in its second North Africa-focused fund, which closed on $375m last summer, AltAssets can reveal.

9 February 2016

Siparex holds €20m first close for SMEs-focused fund

tunisia-1004116_1920 French private equity firm Siparex has held the first close on €20m for Fonds de Co-Localisation Franco-Tunisien (FCFT), a fund it co-manages with AfricInvest.

8 February 2016

Helios looking to offload payment-processing company Interswitch

payments_lrg African-focused private equity firm Helios Investment Partners is reportedly set to sell payment-processing company Interswitch, AltAssets understands.

3 February 2016

XSML holds first close for Fund II on $45m

lake-562749_1920 Amsterdam-based emerging markets investor XSML has held the first close for its second fund under management on $45m.

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