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“Africa’s largest” Helios III private equity fund to close at $1.1bn

Leading African private investment firm Helios Investment Partners, says it is about to close its 3rd Africa-focused private equity fund Helios III at the $1.1 billion limit, making it the largest fund.

Harsh climate for African private equity calls for experienced local guides

Private equity are getting harder in Africa, particularly for mega funds looking for $75m deals, and 57 funds are currently trying to raise $13.1bn causing a “traffic jam”m, say private equity experts.

Carlyle launches $500 mn fund for buyout and growth investments

Global alternative asset manager The Carlyle Group on 24 March announced that it has established a team to conduct buyout and growth capital investments in Sub-Saharan Africa. The initial target for the new fund is $500 million, according to Reuters