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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Africa Capital Digest - The Weekly Wrap, November 21th, 2016

by Allan Cunningham

There were some interesting private equity and venture capital related-transactions in Africa last week. One huge, another featured a couple of pukkah Silicon Valley outfits while yet another involved...

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Africa Capital Digest - The Weekly Wrap, October 17th, 2016

by Allan Cunningham

Deal activity in Africa bounced back last week, featuring both acquisitions and exits by private capital investors focused on the continent. High-profile growth markets investor The Abraaj Group was a...

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Africa Capital Digest - The Weekly Wrap, September 12th, 2016

by Allan Cunningham

African Capital Alliance announced a $570 million final close for its fourth fund last week making it the largest private equity fund raise completed for African opportunities so far this year

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Africa Capital Digest - The Weekly Wrap, July 11th, 2016

by Allan Cunningham

eBay became the latest global brand to eye the consumer opportunity in Africa last week with the news that the online marketplace is embarking on a joint venture with Mall for Africa, the retail ecomm...

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Africa Capital Digest - The Weekly Wrap, June 27th, 2016

by Allan Cunningham

Power and energy deals dominated private equity activity in Africa last week. The biggest and boldest creates a $3.3 billion platform company housing the renewable and non-renewable power assets of Af...

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