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26 April 2013

CDC Group swings to full year profit, ups investments $

UK government-backed investor CDC Group had a busy year in 2012, switching its focus to less developed markets and increasing investments, while seeing better returns.

24 April 2013

Leapfrog’s first fund almost fully invested $

Private equity firm Leapfrog Investments has almost fully invested its $135m first fund and is looking to make more Asian deals to balance the vehicle between Asia and Africa.

23 April 2013

Jacana Partners hires Shaun Collyer as chief investment officer

collyer Jacana Partners has boosted its investment team by naming private equity veteran Shaun Collyer as its inaugural chief investment officer ahead of its planned expansion in Africa.

16 April 2013

Africa’s booming exits point to maturing private equity industry $

Africa’s private equity industry is belying its emerging status and exhibiting a higher level of exit activity than might be expected, according to new data.

15 April 2013

Emerging Capital, Attijari make 94% IRR from Osead Maroc Mining exit

Private equity firm Emerging Capital Partners (ECP) has exited its stake in Osead Maroc Mining (OMM) for an 8.4 times return and and 94 per cent IRR.

10 April 2013

Outlook for African private equity “extremely positive”, says AVCA $

Exiting an African private equity investment is not as hard as widely perceived and the overall outlook for the industry is "extremely positive", the African Venture Capital Association has argued.

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.

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