Africa Capital Digest - The Weekly Wrap, April 27th 2020

by Allan Cunningham

Phatisa came out with news on the second investment for its second food fund last week. The South African private equity firm is leading a group of investors acquiring a majority stake in Farming and ...

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Africa Capital Digest - The Weekly Wrap, March 23rd 2020

by Allan Cunningham

Two publicly-listed companies were targets of private equity interest in Africa last week. The larger of the two, if it comes off, is based in South Africa. Capitalworks, a private equity firm has sub...

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Africa Capital Digest - The Weekly Wrap, March 09th 2020

by Allan Cunningham

Technology investments featured largely in last week's private capital markets activity in Africa. The biggest of them all, or potentially the biggest, came courtesy of Actis which made its first deal...

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Africa Capital Digest - The Weekly Wrap, March 02nd 2020

by Allan Cunningham

We lead this week with a story involving a Fintech startup and its high profile investors, some of whom are backing the firm for the second time. The company, JUMO, has raised $55 million in a mix of ...

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Africa Capital Digest - The Weekly Wrap, August 05th 2019

by Allan Cunningham

Funds and fundraising news from Africa caught many people's attention last week. Of particular note was the announcement that the spin out of Standard Chartered's private equity business which we firs...

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Africa Capital Digest - The Weekly Wrap, July 29th 2019

by Allan Cunningham

African Infrastructure Investment Managers brought us one of the bigger private equity fund closes of the year last week. The Old Mutual-owned fund manager raised a total of $320 million for AIIF 3, i...

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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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