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22 February 2013

PE firm AFIG Funds back on the road after investing first fund $

West and Central Africa focused private equity firm AFIG Funds is back on the fundraising trail after nearly fully investing its first fund, AltAssets has learned.

22 February 2013

African private equity firm AFIG invests in Impaxis Capital’s Senegal portfolio

Africa-focused private equity firm Advanced Finance & Investment Group (AFIG) has invested $14m in petroleum marketing and distribution companies Elton Senegal, Elton Gambia, and Senbus.

21 February 2013

LeapFrog leads $7m investment in emerging markets insurer Bima

LeapFrog Investments, which focuses on financial services in emerging markets, has led a $7m investment in Africa and Asia-focused insurance group Bima.

18 February 2013

Standard Chartered mulls more investments in Zimbabwe

zimbabwe_sq Standard Chartered could soon expand its presence in Zimbabwe according to its head of its private equity in Africa, Peter Baird.

12 February 2013

Emerging markets investors wary of local public markets $

For those unfamiliar with emerging markets, the degree to which investment strategies need to vary can catch inexperienced players out.

11 February 2013

CDC puts $30m into Investec African debt capital fund

UK government owned finance institution CDC is to provide $30m in debt finance to sub-Saharan Africa based businesses through the Investec Africa Credit Opportunities Fund 1 (IACO).

7 February 2013

Amethis Finance holds $140m first closing for inaugural African fund

African investment group Amethis Finance has held a first closing on its inaugural fund on $140m - just one year after inception.

6 February 2013

IFC backs Egyptian electronic payments provider Fawry

Global development institution IFC is to invest $6m in investing in Egyptian electronic payments provider Fawry in an effort to extend financial services and encourage economic development across the country.

31 January 2013

Africa’s TLG Capital adds Bobby Console-Verma after EmVest merger

Africa-focused investment firm TLG Capital has hired Bobby Console-Verma as a partner.

30 January 2013

The Abraaj Group invests in Uganda’s largest pharmacy chain Vine

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Global growth investor The Abraaj Group has made the first pharmaceutical investment through its Africa Health Fund by picking up a stake in Uganda’s largest pharmacy retail chain.

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