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15 March 2016

AVCA appoints CIO of New York State Common Retirement Fund to advisory council

business-894846_1920 The African Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (AVCA) has appointed Vicki Fuller, chief investment officer of the New York State Common Retirement Fund, new advisory council member.

11 March 2016

Old Mutual plans to spin out four businesses

helicopter-1218974_960_720 Financial services group Old Mutual has said it plans to split up into its four main businesses in a move to unlock value.

9 March 2016

Medu Capital buys Universal Paints and Elite Truck

money-1227275_960_720 South African private equity firm Medu Capital has tapped its third fund to buy Universal Paints and Elite Truck Hire.

2 March 2016

Actis enjoys 2nd successful exit in a week, with over 3x return on EMP sale $

money-256319_1280 Emerging markets-focused PE firm Actis has scored over three times return from the sale of Emerging Markets Payments (EMP) to Warburg Pincus-backed Network International.

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.

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