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    LPs seek fewer GPs, focus on specialists

    A good number of Limited Partners LPs investing in emerging markets are paring down on GP relationships as a significant portion focus on sector and regional specialist investors including country-focused vehicles ...

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    SSA LP risk premium 3rd highest

    The risk premium that LPs would need to justify their committing to Sub-Saharan Africa SSA is the third highest across emerging markets as their concerns over political and currency risks continue ...

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    PEA 2018 Awards – Shortlist

    Private Equity Africa is pleased to announce the shortlist for its th Annual GP amp Advisor Awards The awards have received a record number of entries the highest since the awards ...

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  • Ray Washburne

    US to set up $60bn DFI

    The US government is working on plans to set up a new development finance institution DFI that will be mandated to have up to billion in assets The plans are to ...

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  • Jean-Claude Bastos de Morais Quantum 200x200

    Africa GP takes Mauritius regulator to court, retains $3bn SWF mandate

    An Africa-focused GP has taken its case against Mauritius s regulator to the country s Supreme Court following the suspension of its funds which also included the freezing of bank accounts ...

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  • Harvesh Seegolam FSC 200x200

    Mauritius suspends 7 Africa PE funds

    Mauritius s regulator the Financial Services Commission of Mauritius FSC has suspended Quantum Global s seven Africa private equity funds licences The funds managed by the Switzerland-based investor have been suspended ...

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  • Jurgen Rigterink FMO 200x200

    FMO backs 8 Africa funds

    FMO committed capital to eight Africa-focused private equity funds in All the latest funding went into specialist and regional vehicles The development financier committed an aggregate million to the funds which ...

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  • Colin Buckley CDC 200x200

    UK & China DFIs sign deal

    The UK s development finance institution DFI CDC and China Development Bank CDB China s development financier have signed an agreement that is expected to facilitate their investments in Africa CDC ...

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    DEG Africa commitments hit 5-year low

    Germany's development finance institution DFI DEG's commitments to Africa have plummeted to a five-year low across direct deals and fund commitments The LP backed three Africa-focused funds in the year ending ...

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    Abraaj’s Vettivetpillai departs

    Abraaj s managing partner and global head of impact investing Sev Vettivetpillai is leaving the firm becoming one of the most high-profile person to depart the firm Vettivetpilla was chief executive ...

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