Africa Capital Digest - The Weekly Wrap, July 08th 2019

by Allan Cunningham

Africa's private capital markets saw an eclectic clutch of deals last week. We lead with probably the biggest of the week, value-wise. Tiso Blackstar, a JSE-listed investment holding company has agree...

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Africa Capital Digest - The Weekly Wrap, March 11th 2019

by Allan Cunningham

News of a significant fund launch leads our coverage this week. Canada-headquartered Stonechair Capital announced the launch of #EnergyAfrica, a new private equity fund that is aiming to raise several...

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Africa Capital Digest - The Weekly Wrap, February 18th 2019

by Allan Cunningham

Funds, funds, funds. Once again this week, most of the news coming out of Africa's private capital markets concerned fund launches and raises. And some of them are of a significant size

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Africa Capital Digest - The Weekly Wrap, November 05th, 2018

by Allan Cunningham

It was a quieter week in Africa's private capital markets compared to the week before. While the deals tended towards the smaller side, some of the industry's larger players were featured, one of them...

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Africa Capital Digest - The Weekly Wrap, October 22nd, 2018

by Allan Cunningham

Deals in Africa's private capital markets last week came in multplie flavours and multiple sizes. In the private equity sphere, there was a first. Investec Asset Management announced its first deal in...

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Africa Capital Digest - The Weekly Wrap, October 08th, 2018

by Allan Cunningham

Two items of fund closing news took the spotlight last week. Of the two, Phatisa posted the larger interim close. The private equity fund announced the first close for its second fund, Phatisa Food Fu...

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Africa Capital Digest - The Weekly Wrap, September 03rd, 2018

by Allan Cunningham

Last week in brief...DFI and venture capital deals hogged the limelight in what was a light news week in Africa's deal world last week. The deal that captured much of the attention was the Series A ro...

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Africa Capital Digest - The Weekly Wrap, August 13th, 2018

by Allan Cunningham

While the volume of activity wasn't particularly high last week, Africa's private capital markets offered up a little bit of everything. Both equity and debt investments, partial exits from an upcomin...

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Africa Capital Digest - The Weekly Wrap, July 09th, 2018

by Allan Cunningham

Deals and fundraising for mezzanine funds seemed to be the flavour of the week, last week. But we'll get to those in a second. The biggest transaction of the week was a private equity infrastructure d...

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Africa Capital Digest - The Weekly Wrap, July 02nd, 2018

by Allan Cunningham

Dealmaking and fundraising values tended toward the smaller end of the scale last week in Africa. In the first of a couple of Series A rounds, Kuramo Capital is investing in Green Africa Airways. The ...

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Africa Capital Digest - The Weekly Wrap, March 26th, 2018

by Allan Cunningham

Another strong exit features in the deal news from Africa this week. And, once again, it was for a secondary deal.This time the beneficiary is Centum Investments, who sold its remaining stake in Plati...

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Africa Capital Digest - The Weekly Wrap, March 12th, 2018

by Allan Cunningham

We're leading this week's edition with news of an exit that's dependent on the closing of a $1 billion deal. The exit is for Wendel Group, who'll dispose of its 13.3% stake in the Saham Group. The dea...

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