• Ray Washburne

    OPIC sets up $1bn Africa platform

    The Overseas Private Investment Corporation OPIC has created Connect Africa a platform that is set to invest about billion in Africa s technology and infrastructure spaces The platform will back direct ...

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    FX hedges would attract more commercial LPs

    A significant number of commercial LPs would allocate more capital to emerging markets if adequate currency hedges were available in the market The LPs state that they would be happy to ...

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    Colony buys Abraaj funds, sets foot in Africa for the 1st time

    Colony NorthStar is for the first time going into Africa with the acquisition of Abraaj s funds - as part of a deal that will also see it take over investment ...

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  • Amit Bouri GIIN

    SSA continues to attract most impact investors

    Sub-Saharan Africa SSA attracts the highest number of impact investors in terms of volumes but lags behind on aggregate values of capital invested according to recent industry research The region tops ...

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    PEA 2018 Award Winners Announced

    Congratulations to the winners of the Private Equity Africa Awards In their th year the Private Equity Africa Awards exclusively celebrated the achievements of GP Investors and Advisors in The awards ...

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    SSA fundraising improves

    Fundraising for Sub-Saharan Africa is showing signs of revival with a rise in interim and final fund closures primarily from first time managers - according to recent industry data SSA raised ...

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  • Nanno Kleiterp FMO 200x200

    US and Europe DFIs sign deal

    The US Overseas Private Investment Corporation OPIC and the European Development Finance Institutions EDFI Association have signed a deal that will see them work more closely on their operations across emerging ...

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    PEA Awards Judges Announced

    Private Equity Africa is pleased to announce the judging panel for its th Annual GP amp Advisor Awards The distinguished and diverse panel is a gathering of industry leading fund investors ...

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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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