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2 November 2015

Lack of data among main barriers to foreign LP investments in Africa $

silhouettes-816486_1920 Insufficient affirmation figures that investing in Africa will pay off is stopping many international LPs entering markets on the continent.

7 October 2015

KKR looking to invest $100m in Africa

EMC Africa fund US buyout giant KKR is reportedly looking to invest around $100m into Africa with in the next year, AltAssets understands.

23 September 2015

Emerging Capital sells African insurance company Continental Re

kenya-tree_sq Africa-focused private equity firm Emerging Capital Partners has sold C-Re Holding to Saham Finances, the insurance arm of Saham Group.

22 September 2015

Ghana, Nigeria-focused Synergy Capital closes debut fund above $100m

money-515058_640 Nigeria-based Synergy Capital Managers has completed a final close for its first private equity above its initial $100m hard cap.

28 July 2015

Carlyle makes first exit in Africa by offloading Export Trading

field-196173_640 Global private equity major The Carlyle Group has completed its first exit in Africa with the sale of Export Trading Group.

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.

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.

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.

30 April 2015

Sovereign funds looking to make PE in Africa more attractive says exec $

africa Beyond providing African GPs with capital, sovereign wealth funds and pensions fund can help companies combat the difficult stock market and make the asset class more attractive according to Fonds Souverain D'Investissements Strategiques CEO Amadou Hott.

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