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    PE funds lift African SWF to 1st profit

    An Africa-based sovereign wealth fund SWF has reported a profit for the first time since it was set up lifted by gains from private equity fund investments with strong performance in ...

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    Specialist funds win LP favour

    Africa-focused private equity managers raising specialist vehicles have been the main winners of LP favour so far this year amidst a continuing tough fundraising market that has seen LPs pivot towards ...

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  • Emmanuel Macron President France 200x200

    French president sets up Africa platform

    France s newly elected president Emmanuel Macron has launched an Africa platform to advise him on his government s policies including investment on the continent The council includes two Africa-focused investors ...

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    Africa returns retain LatAm lead

    Despite LP recent spiked appetite for Latin American flavoured private equity investing voting for the region over Africa recent returns data reveals that the continent has consistently outperformed the LatAm region ...

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    Africa fundraising drops below 50%

    Private equity fundraising aggregate values for Sub-Saharan Africa SSA in the first half of dropped about year-on-year LPs in the period focused on specialist sector funds and regional vehicles as opposed ...

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  • Tommy Thomsen IFU 200x200

    Danish DFI Africa allocations rise, expands strategy

    Denmark s development finance institution DFI Investeringsfonden for Udviklingslande IFU has increased its Africa allocations while also expanding its investment strategy following new regulations IFU in its latest financial year invested ...

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  • Money in bag3

    IFC backs 64 Africa funds

    The number of active Africa-focused funds in the International Finance Corporation IFC portfolio has touched with an aggregate of approximately billion committed This is according to latest figures that cover an ...

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    Swedfund turns a profit

    Swedfund reported its first profit in three years following two periods of consecutive losses Africa currently takes up the bulk of the Swedish development financier's portfolio which includes six private equity ...

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  • Graham Wrigley CDC 200x200

    Africa boosts CDC returns

    Africa bolstered CDC returns in its last financial year with the continent being the largest single region contributor to the UK development financial institution s balance sheet The continent boosted CDC ...

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    Africa risk hedging drops

    Investors bought less risk insurance for Sub-Saharan Africa SSA in the last months as the region recovered from being the most hedged - to number two Europe and Central Asia have ...

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