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12 March 2015

LeapFrog buys $25m stake in African Fintech platform AFB

leapfrog Emerging markets private equity LeapFrog Investments has purchase a $25m minority stake in financial technology platform AFB Mauritius.

6 March 2015

Blackstone to continue backing African energy-related infrastructure

EMC Africa fund Blackstone Group is eyeing infrastructure projects involving power generation and transmission in Africa, given the massive needs for capital on the continent.

27 February 2015

Africa’s ‘hidden iceberg’ of private equity investors $

blue-icebergs-1253865-m Panellists at the Private Equity Africa conference this week spoke about the increasing number of firms looking at Africa, with Emerging Capital Partners’ Andrew Brown revealing that that it is not just the big brand funds which are looking for deals.

25 February 2015

Africa’s Ascent gets $1m from Kenyan pension scheme

nairobi-city-878475-m Ascent Capital Africa has received a $1m commitment from Kenya’s Nation Media Group Staff Retirement Benefits Scheme towards its Rift Valley Fund.

24 February 2015

Bob Geldof’s firm 8 Miles buys stake in Ugandan bank

Uganda flag Africa-focused private equity firm 8 Miles has bought a 42 per cent stake in Uganda-based Orient Bank from Nigeria’s Keystone Bank.

17 February 2015

Mozambique, Rwanda are sweet spots for Momentum’s Africa RE fund $

news_africa.lrg Momentum Global Investment Management will be targeting commercial real estate opportunities across Africa via its new private equity fund, with the firm being optimistic about investing in Mozambique and Rwanda.

9 February 2015

UK’s Momentum holds $50m first close of $250m-targeting Africa Real Estate Fund

coloured-houses-3-345132-m Momentum Global Investment Management has raised $50m for its Africa Real Estate Fund, which it is managing together with South Africa’s Eris Property Group.

27 January 2015

Abraaj nears $1bn mark for third Africa fund

south-african-road-1097295-m Emerging markets investor Abraaj Group has reportedly pulled in nearly $1bn for its Africa Fund III.

16 January 2015

Pinebridge pulls in $52m for Sub-Saharan Africa fund

tree-in-masai-mara-1414267-m New York-based asset manager Pinebridge Investments has registered $52.5m of commitments for a vehicle specifically targeting companies in Sub-Saharan Africa.

12 January 2015

CDC appoints Murray Grant as MD for African fund

Murray Grant (1) UK development finance investor CDC has announced the appointment of Murray Grant as managing director for its African funds team.

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