Tag Archive for 'private equity'

Private equity – good for investing, slow for fund-raising

Fund-raising for African private equity funds was slower in the first three quarters of 2016 compared to 2015, but deal-making was stronger, according to EMPEA.

Conference: Pensions and Alternative Investments Africa 15-16 March

Institutional savings – pension, insurance and other funds – are transformative for Africa’s economies. How to get there best will be the theme at AME Trade’s Pension Funds & Alternative Investment Africa conference (PIAFRICA), Mauritius 15– 16 March.

Ethos Capital PE lists after R1.8bn oversubscribed private placement

Ethos Capital listed on South Africa’s JSE on 5 August after R1.8 bn ($131m) oversubscribed private placement creates liquid vehicle for private equity investors.

Mauritius is a trusted base for Africa funds

Mauritius is the top base for private equity funds investing into Africa and is positioning as an attractive capital-raising platform for focused Africa-oriented ventures.

Will Interswitch be Africa’s first $1bn tech “unicorn”?

Nigeria’s digital payments and payment card giant Interswitch Ltd could become Africa’s first tech “unicorn” or technology company valued at over $1 billion. Private equity firm Helios is aiming to exit.

Private Equity Africa awards 2015

Congratulations to the winners of the 2015 Private Equity Africa Awards which celebrate the achievements of Africa’s top General Partners (GPs) and advisors in 2014.

“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.

Top legal conference focuses on Africa infrastructure and natural resources deals

International Financial Law Review (IFLR) Africa Forum on 20 May to focus on innovative financing and M&A for resource and infrastructure investment.

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.

Jacana merges with InReturn Capital, launches $75m private equity fund for SMEs

Entrepreneurs running small and medium-enterprises (SMEs) in West and East Africa stand to benefit from a new $75m private equity fund. The announcement follows the news on 29 Jan that two long-term private equity partners – Jacana and InReturn Capital – are merging.