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November Industry News

01 November 2021

A collection of news across the African private equity and venture capital industry | Ata Capital completes management buyout of RCA from South Africa's Ascendis Health Ata Capital (Pty) Ltd (“Ata Capital”), a leading private equity (“PE”) investment ma…

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VC and PE professionals launch Association in Ghana

28 October 2021

Venture Capital (VC) and Private Equity (PE) practitioners in Ghana rallied together to launch the Ghana Venture Capital and Private Equity Association (GVCA) at an event attended by industry players, government officials, development finance personnel, regu…

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Weekly Digest 12

20 October 2021

A collection of news across the African private equity and venture capital industry | Goodwell participates in Asante’s US$7.5mn funding round Asante Financial Services Group (“Asante”) announces US$7.5mn Series A investment anchored by Goodwell Investm…

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Weekly Digest 11

13 October 2021

A collection of news across the African private equity and venture capital industry | Knife Capital and Hlayisani Growth Fund in edtech deal Education technology company Snapplify has raised R30mn in “expansion capital” from venture capital firm Knife C…

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Weekly Digest 10

06 October 2021

A collection of news across the African private equity and venture capital industry | DPI raises one of the largest Africa funds at US$900mn to invest in innovation-led companies Development Partners International (DPI) announced that the African Develo…

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Weekly Digest 9

29 September 2021

A collection of news across the African private equity and venture capital industry | ReelFruit raises US$3mn in Series A funding round led by Alitheia Capital Alitheia IDF led the round and invested US$2mn while other investors included Samata Capital …

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Weekly Digest 8

22 September 2021

A collection of news across the African private equity and venture capital industry | Cartona raises US$4.5mn in funding  Cartona, the Egypt-based B2B platform connecting retailers to manufacturers and wholesalers, has successfully raised US$4.5mn in it…

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Weekly Digest 7

15 September 2021

A collection of news across the African private equity and venture capital industry | SunFunder invests US$4mn into off-grid solar company SunFunder, which provides debt financing for solar enterprises working in emerging and frontier markets, announced…

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Weekly Digest 6

08 September 2021

A collection of news across the African private equity and venture capital industry | Cropnuts, backed by DOB Equity, launches AgViza, a new disruptive AI platform, designed to make soil testing more affordable for African farmers Crop Nutrition Laborat…

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Weekly Digest 5

01 September 2021

A collection of news across the African private equity and venture capital industry | Sequoia Heritage, Stripe and others invest US$200mn in African fintech Wave at US$1.7bn valuation Wave, the U.S. and Senegal-based mobile money provider, has raised US…

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Weekly Digest 4

25 August 2021

A collection of news across the African private equity and venture capital industry | OPay raises US$400mn in a funding round led by SoftBank Chinese-backed and Africa-focused fintech company OPay raised US$400mn in new financing led by SoftBank Vision …

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Weekly Digest 3

18 August 2021

A collection of news across the African private equity and venture capital industry | Acumen closes US$58mn impact fund, the first to drive climate adaptation for smallholder farmers The Acumen Resilient Agriculture Fund (ARAF) closed in June 2021. This…

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Weekly Digest 2

11 August 2021

A collection of news across the African private equity and venture capital industry | Old Mutual PE fund backs Malawian macadamia producer Africa Merchant Capital (AMC) Advisory advised the management team at Gala Agriculture Company, a macadamia planta…

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Weekly Digest 1

04 August 2021

A collection of news across the African private equity and venture capital industry | Pearl Capital Partners' invests US$2.5mn in Pura Organic Agro Tech Ltd Yield Uganda Investment Fund (Yield Fund), which is managed by Pearl Capital Partners, has annou…

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RT @FSDAfrica: This new report highlights progress in #FinTech #regulation in Sub-Saharan Africa. Thanks to foundational funding from @FCDO…

Great news for private capital in Africa coming from @CDCgroup, soon to be British International Investment. Get m… https://t.co/veAaM7N9ao

RT @AfricanBizMag: Pandemic recovery is fuelling a deal craze in Africa with a record 319 deals reported last year, compared to the 140 in…

#AVCAMemberNews: Verod Capital names Ori Rewane new Head of Investor Relations & Communications. Ori brings 18+ ye… https://t.co/MRclnXhu0l

Global interest in Africa's #VC ecosystem couldn't be higher. But there is more work to be done to close the early-… https://t.co/jeIK26AmK4