Tag Archive for 'private equity'

Executive pleads guilty as collapse of $14bn Abraaj hits PE flows into Africa

The ongoing collapse of the giant Abraaj platform in the world’s biggest private-equity insolvency has hit flows into Africa-focused private-equity funds. Former Abraaj managing partner Mustafa Abdel-Wadood is cooperating with New York prosecutors after pleading guilty in a Manhattan court 2 weeks ago. He could face up to 125 years in prison. Abraaj was founded […]

Warning about “less orthodox” private equity debts

Private equity fund managers (general partners or GPs) are using money promised by investors (limited partners or LPs) as security to borrow from banks. The Economist magazine says, in a recent article on the Abraaj crisis, says investors are becoming “warier of private-equity firms’ less orthodox tactics”. The magazine says that GPs use these “subscription […]

Happy New Year 2018 to our readers

Happy New Year 2018 to Africa securities exchanges and private equity, we have updated our listing of 2018 conferences, events and training.

Private Equity Africa award winners 2017

Congratulations to all the winners and participants of the Private Equity Africa Awards 2017.

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.