• Arif_Naqvi_Abraaj

    Abraaj Africa III closes at $990m, 2nd largest SSA fund

    Abraaj Group has closed its third Sub-Saharan Africa SSA fund at million exceeding its original million target by almost The close sees the manager raise the second largest SSA-focused private equity ...

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    DPI closes fund II at $725m, exceeds target by 45%

    Development Partners International DPI has closed its sophomore fund African Development Partners II ADP II at approximately million exceeding its target by about The fund was oversubscribed attracting significant interest from ...

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  • GP Advisor Grosvenor

    PEA 2015 Awards Shortlist Announced

    Private Equity Africa is pleased to announce the shortlist for its th Annual GP amp Advisor Awards The awards have received a very strong response with over self-entries across the main ...

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    Africa PE exits cross $7bn in 2014

    African private equity exits hit a record billion in according to Preqin data Private Equity Africa places the exits figure at over billion counting in a number of large transactions whose ...

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    Top 10 largest deals in 2014

    em Private Equity Africa ranks its top- deals in by deal size The ranking features deals from Abraaj Atlas Merchant Capital Carlyle Helios ECP IFC-AMC KKR Standard Chartered and Rocket em ...

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  • Lawani_Tope _Helios

    Helios closes fund III at $1.1bn

    Helios Investment Partners has closed its third fund at the billion hard-cap raising the largest Africa-focused private equity fund historically The vehicle has exceeded the billion original target and was oversubscribed ...

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  • Dollar-Sign3

    Brait exits Pepkor for $2.4bn

    Brait is exiting its stake in South Africa-based clothing retail company Pepkor for approximately billion R bn in one of the continent s the largest private equity exits historically The exit ...

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  • Henrik Nordlander, Swedfund_2

    Swedfund names new PE head

    Swedfund has appointed a new head of private equity funds to replace Fredrik T rgren who left the firm earlier this year to take on an operational role at Ericsson Global ...

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    CDC hires Grant as Africa Funds Head

    CDC has appointed Murray Grant as managing director to head its Africa Funds team He will start in his new role in January He takes over the reins from managing director ...

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  • Kebet-Koulibaly_Saran_IFC 100x100_2

    IFC commits $105m to Africa funds

    The International Finance Corporation IFC committed million to Africa-focused funds in the year up to June IFC s largest commitment in the year was million to Investec Asset Management which is ...

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Africa PE exits cross $7bn in 2014

Africa PE exits cross $7bn in 2014

African private equity exits hit a record $7billion in 2014, according to Preqin data. Private Equity Africa places the exits figure at over $8.2billion, counting … Watch nowmore

Analysis

South Africa PE returns 19%

South Africa PE returns 19%

South African private equity 10-year returns touched 19.1% at the end of 2014, according to research from the South Africa Venture Capital  and Private Equity … Watch nowmore

Global

Bamboo FIF II in $31m first close

Bamboo FIF II in $31m first close

Bamboo Finance has raised $31 million for the first close of its Bamboo Financial Inclusion Fund II (Bamboo FIF II), an emerging markets private equity … Watch nowmore