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

by Allan Cunningham

Some of Africa's larger private capital investment firms were involved in deals last week. And there were a couple of firsts too - a debut deal for a new fund and final close for a first-time fund, (a...

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Africa Capital Digest - The Weekly Wrap, January 29th, 2018

by Allan Cunningham

It must be said that things seemed strangely quiet in Africa's private capital markets last week. Perhaps that's because many key participants were whooping it up at the World Economic Forum in Davos....

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

by Allan Cunningham

There was some notable deal and fundraising activity in Africa's private capital markets last week. Global alternative investment giant TPG dipped its toe into the continent;s investment market once a...

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Africa Capital Digest - The Weekly Wrap, November 13th, 2017

by Allan Cunningham

Sector-wise, deal activity in Africa last week was all over the map. Consumer, Financial Services, Industrial, Mobile, Tech and others all saw some activity and they ranged in size.

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Africa Capital Digest - The Weekly Wrap, June 05th, 2017

by Allan Cunningham

Overall, it was a relatively quiet week for both deals and fund closes last week in Africa. Of the private equity deals reported, one was a portfolio exit, another a follow-on investment and the third...

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Africa Capital Digest - The Weekly Wrap, March 27th, 2017

by Allan Cunningham

Africa's private equity market watchers got a jolt on Friday. Not an unwelcome one, you understand, in fact rather the opposite. The biggest transaction in some time was announced by The Carlyle Group...

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Africa Capital Digest - The Weekly Wrap, February 20th, 2017

by Allan Cunningham

Small and impactful is the moniker that could be applied to the private capital deals in Africa last week. There were none of the high-profile, big name private equity transactions that we've seen ove...

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Africa Capital Digest - The Weekly Wrap, January 23rd, 2017

by Allan Cunningham

Private equity giant Carlyle Group's sub-Saharan Africa Fund made its latest investment last week, agreeing to buy a significant stake in GCR, Africa’s largest credit rating agency, from the managem...

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