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24 March 2016

Synergy backs Nigerian broadband company Suburban Fiber

workstation-336369_640 Nigeria-based Synergy Capital Managers has made its sixth investment from its debut fund by backing Suburban Fiber Company.

22 March 2016

Shortage of local capital making fundraising difficult, says South African GP $

helicopter-1218974_960_720 (1) With regulatory constraints limiting allocations from local institutional investors, fundraising in South African is becoming increasingly difficult according to Medu Capital co-founder and director Nhlanganiso Mkwanazi.

21 March 2016

Convergence backs inQuba with funds to expand globally

money-19818_1280 South Africa-based Convergence Partners has backed inQuba, a customer experience SaaS provider.

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.

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