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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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    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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    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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    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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    Old Mutual FoF returns 14%

    Old Mutual Private Equity OMPE s sophomore fund-of-funds FoF has generated five-year annualised returns of The FoF s underlying investments include funds managed by Capitalworks Actis Ethos and Brait The Old ...

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    Business services take back shine

    Business services deals emerged as the most popular transactions in the first half of winning back the crown from industrials according to recent research The sector delivered of buyout deal volumes ...

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  • Tanya van Lill CEO of SAVCA 200x200

    LP returns double

    The aggregate value of returns to LPs by firms investing in Southern Africa has doubled year-on-year according to recent research Returns were boosted by exits which quadrupled in the period Investors ...

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    LPs too slow for new GP opportunities

    Global LPs remain positive on the private equity asset class but a good number of them have admitted that their firms have been too slow to move in on new opportunities ...

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