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11 June 2015

Nigerian partners launch first PE fund, will focus on West African SME sector $

Akitoye Akindele (L) and Ayodele Arogbo (R) 2 When an American woman happened to mention to Akitoye Akindele recently that she regarded Nigeria as a “dangerous” country, given its reputation as one of the world’s top kidnapping hotspots, he said he actually didn’t give the matter much thought when he was back home in Lagos.

9 June 2015

American Capital Energy to invest about €76m in Senegal wind power project

wind-generator-1184115-m American Capital Energy & Infrastructure, an arm of NASDAQ-listed buyout house American Capital, has committed to investing around €76m of equity in a Senegal wind power project and wind farm.

8 June 2015

AltAssets LP Summit: Gap between LP interest in Africa and commitments explored $

Jean-Luc Koffi Vovor Africa is still not fully on the radar of LPs despite strong and growing interest in the country, delegates at the AltAssets' LP Summit in London were told last week.

20 May 2015

Pembani Remgro unveils $245m infrastructure fund first closing

africa Pembani Remgro has held a first close for its new pan-Africa infrastructure fund on $245m.

20 May 2015

Abraaj commits $30m to launch Auvest MENASA Fund

south-african-road-1097295-m Global growth investor The Abraaj Group has committed $30m to mark the formal launch of the Auvest MENASA Opportunities Fund I.

7 May 2015

New York State makes first Capital Alliance commitment in $850m private equity spree

planet-earth-2-967372-m The New York State Common Retirement Fund, Albany, has committed a total of $965m to four fund managers, with $85m going to Nigeria and West Coast Africa-focused Capital Alliance Private Equity IV.

5 May 2015

Helios funds invest $100m in Africa Oil Corp

africa-tanzania_sq Africa-focused Helios Investment Partners has agreed to pick up a 12.4 per cent stake in Africa Oil Corp for $100m.

5 May 2015

Ethos teams with HarbourVest, Hamilton Lane for Eaton Towers investment

telecom tower close up African buyout house Ethos Private Equity has led a private equity consortium investing $150m into telecom towers business Eaton Towers.

1 May 2015

Institutional investors look to smaller partners in Africa to mitigate the exit risk $

south africa When investing in Africa, institutional investors are looking towards the smaller, more focused partners which can mitigate the risk associated with exits according to panellists at the 12th Annual AVCA conference.

1 May 2015

Financial sector sees €10bn increase in PE investment for EMEA $

euros money cash capital Private equity investment in the financial sector, specifically in real estate, rose by nearly €10bn for the first quarter of this year, compared to Q1 2014, according to research out this week.

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