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17 October 2014

Returns in Africa are outperforming mature marketsp

south africa Africa is outperforming more mature markets when it comes to cash-in cash-out returns according to Ernst & Young Advisory Services’ Graham Stokoe.

16 October 2014

Ebola effects Africa dealmaking, ‘shouldn’t trouble long-term opportunities’p

africa The Ebola crisis raging through several West African countries has had a “massive effect” on private equity dealmaking, but should not trouble long-term opportunities the continent has to offer, Sovereign Risk Insurance’s Justin Willmott has said.

15 October 2014

AltAssets’ LP-GP Network launches first Investor Groups for Africa, Secondaries, Infrastructure

group-alone-lone-solo-teams-personnel AltAssets’ LP-GP Network has launched its first three Investor Groups targeting Africa, Infrastructure and the Secondaries market amid increasing demand for the service from members.

9 October 2014

Developed world could be “more uncertain” for infra investment than the developingp

road Investors may be being overly cautious about investing in the developing world when established markets such as Europe have their own risks, said Fagmeedah Petersen-Lurie CIO of the Eskom Pension and Provident Fund.

9 October 2014

Leapfrog exits Apollo to Swiss Re

Private equity firm LeapFrog Investment has exited its minority stake in East African insurer Apollo Investments to Swiss Re after three years.

8 October 2014

Helios more than halfway to $1bn target for Africa Fund IIIp

planet-earth-2-967372-m Africa-focused private equity firm Helios Investment Partners has registered commitments of $681.6m for its Investors III fund.

8 October 2014

Abraaj invests in South African food, consumer product business Liberty Star

dairy-cheese_sq Emerging markets private equity investor Abraaj has bought into one of South Africa’s biggest unlisted food and personal care product manufacturers.

6 October 2014

African PE firm Phatisa backs Meridian Group

untitled-1443296-2-m African private equity firm Phatisa has deployed 50 per cent of its African Agriculture Fund (AAF) following a new investment in fertiliser producer Meridian Group.

2 October 2014

One Thousand & One Voices lands $67m for Africa fundp

EMC Africa fund US private equity fund One Thousand & One Voices has landed $67m for its first fund targeting sub-Saharan Africa, AltAssets understands.

25 September 2014

Private equity has a “big role” to play in African infrastructure developmentp

south-african-road-1097295-m Private equity funds could play a big part in the development of Africa through investment in infrastructure, according to speakers at the Financing Africa’s Future talk this week.

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