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AVCA featured in Africa Global Funds (Subsription Content)

16 June 2020

AVCA's Head of Research & Training, Enitan Obasanjo-Adeleye discusses the findings of AVCA's research on climate change, the implications of climate change on Africa's PE ecosystem and the role African PE can play in reducing the risks of climate chan…

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Bowmans expands into Malawi and Zambia

01 June 2020

The current COVID-19 pandemic sweeping the globe is not stopping leading African law firm, Bowmans, from moving forward. Less than a year after it announced it was opening a new office in Mauritius and entering into an alliance with Assefa & Associat…

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7 Reasons Why We’re Still in Ethiopia During the Crisis

21 May 2020

By Tom Scriven CFA, Partner & General Counsel, RENEW    In our latest white paper, we outline seven reasons why RENEW believes a ‘stay the course’ approach to investing in SMEs in Ethiopia is the best response both to the economic crisis created b…

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Charles Russell Speechlys advises Growthpoint Investec African Properties on its first two acquistions in Africa

13 August 2019

Charles Russell Speechlys has advised Growthpoint Investec African Properties Limited (GIAP), the pan-African real estate investment business managed by Growthpoint Investec African Property Management, on its first two acquisitions, in Ghana and Zambia. …

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Debevoise & Plimpton Advises TPG as it Takes Over the Abraaj Group’s Global Healthcare Fund

25 June 2019

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP has advised TPG in its definitive agreement to take over management of the existing assets of the Abraaj Group’s US$1bn Global Healthcare Fund. The fund will be named the Evercare Health Fund and will be managed by TPG Growth,…

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DLA Piper Advises Phatisa on Meridian Exit

23 April 2019

DLA Piper has advised Phatisa, a leading African development and private equity fund manager, and other minority shareholders, on the sale of a controlling shareholding in Meridian Group (Meridian) to Ma’aden, the Saudi Arabian based mining and metals com…

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Dealmaking in Africa: The top challenges investors face

24 January 2018

When it comes to deal sourcing, Africa is no different from other regions in the world – investment practitioners on the continent encounter numerous friction points when sourcing investable opportunities. The reasons for this are both general and speci…

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Latham & Watkins advises on Inspired investment

23 August 2017

Inspired, a leading group of premium schools in Europe, Africa, Latin America and Australia, announced it has received a significant strategic growth investment from TA Associates, a leading global growth private equity firm. Inspired is a co-educational,…

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CDC publishes guidance for investors on preventing serious accidents and fatalities

17 December 2014

CDC has published guidance for investors to help them assess the likely risks of serious or fatal workplace incidents in emerging markets. The guidance also advises investors on how to reduce the likelihood of such incidents.While drawing on broad industr…

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DEG: Investment opportunities in Africa

12 June 2014

Many African countries have enjoyed a distinct improvement of framework conditions. Africa is home to six of the world's ten fastest-growing economies. The continent as a whole has reported a threefold increase in its economic performance since 2000.The o…

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AVCA and EY Research release: Private Equity in Africa is moving to a new phase of maturity

02 April 2014

LAGOS, 2ND APRIL 2014: Release today, the second annual joint study by the African Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (AVCA) and EY confirms private equity (PE) in Africa is becoming a more established asset class in the region’s investment la…

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@deginvest_DE suscribes to bond issued by #HeliosTowers. Read more: https://t.co/57qJu6bhi8

Majority of recorded #VC deals (62%) between 2014-2019 had at least one VC fund manager involved, while 44% of reco… https://t.co/9NXleypzWr

@Proparco makes EUR30mn investment into @ActisLLP backed Douala Grand Mall. Read more: https://t.co/JfoGNzWgV8

@IFC_org provides Zenith Bank with US$100mn loan to support Nigerian SMEs. Read more: https://t.co/ON6U7P2kOb

Nearly one third (32%) of the total reported number of early stage investments in Africa between 2014-2019 were see… https://t.co/7JgWE9seBZ