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5 April 2013

Kenya’s Catalyst Principal Partners starts deploying $125m fund

nairobi_lrg After closing its $125m fund in November, Kenyan buyout firm Catalyst Principal Partners is now starting to put the money to work, planning to invest 35 per cent of it on African businesses this year.

2 April 2013

4Di Capital invests in African accelerator to boost deal pipeline $

African seed accelerator 88mph has received an investment from 4Di Capital - boosting the deal pipeline for venture capital firms operating on the continent.

22 March 2013

Africa-focused Impala fund launches targeting 30% IRR $

While African businesses continue to offer huge growth potential, this cannot always be captured within a private equity context, according to Ugandan entrepreneur Jane Kaggwa.

20 March 2013

Uganda state pension to launch private equity fund

Uganda flag Uganda’s only state pension fund is reportedly planning to launch a private equity vehicle to diversify its investments from public markets.

18 March 2013

Amethis inks first deal with $10.5m investment in Kenya’s Chase Bank

Africa-focused investment firm Amethis Finance has invested $10.5m in Kenya’s Chase Bank.

1 March 2013

CDC provides $40m loan for Nigerian fertiliser project

UK emerging markets investor CDC has provided a $40m loan to Indorama Eleme Fertilizer & Chemicals to build and operate a fertiliser production facility near Port Harcourt, Nigeria.

28 February 2013

Nigeria’s Communications Technology Ministry secures $3.5m for new venture fund $

Nigeria is set to boost its IT sector with a new venture fund and has already raised $3.5m towards its $15m target, AltAssets has learned.

28 February 2013

IFC names Jean Philippe Prosper as VP of Sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean

Development finance group IFC has named Jean Philippe Prosper as vice president of Sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America and the Caribbean, where he will oversee IFC’s investment and advisory services operations in 79 countries.

26 February 2013

EuroMena II invests in Egypt’s Easy Group, readies third MENA fund $

Capital Trust Group has acquired 20 percent of Egypt’s Easy Group, a provider of wet wipes and antiseptic products, via its EuroMena II fund.

26 February 2013

IFC, Intel Capital top up investment in rural 3G company Altobridge

Altobridge, a provider of solar-powered 3G networks to rural communities, has received follow-on financing from development finance group IFC andcorporate venture capital firm Intel Capital.

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