Wednesday, February 20, 2019
The broad-based slowdown in sub-Saharan Africa is easing, and growth is expected to pick up to 2.6% in 2017 from last year’s 1.4%, the IMF said in its latest Regional Economic Outlook for sub-Saharan Africa. A recovery in oil production...
(Ecofin Agency) - CDC Investment, the British institution for development financing, announced in a statement, it has signed a cooperation framework-agreement with China-Africa Development Fund (CAD Fund), a Chinese investment fund focused on Africa. The agreement aims to strengthen relations...
China’s largest state-owned aluminum producer is pushing further into Africa to secure supplies of raw materials used to make the metal. Aluminum Corp. of China Ltd.’s Hong Kong unit plans to invest as much as $164 million in the Boffa...
Aspen Pharmacare Holdings Ltd.’s infant formula business has drawn interest from companies including Reckitt Benckiser Group Plc and Perrigo Co., as the largest African drugmaker evaluates options for the business, people familiar with the matter said. Family-owned French dairy group Lactalis and Australia’s...
A subsidiary of New Sparta Asset Management, New Sparta Energy (NSE) was established in 2017 to identify, develop, build and operate power generation assets in Africa, with a focus on renewables, and to sub-advise NSAM on Africa strategy. Our in-house...
Africa Finance Corporation (AFC) and Harith General Partners (Harith), acting on behalf of its portfolio company Aldwych Holdings Limited, are pleased to announce final close of the merger of their respective electricity generation assets into a new operating company,...
Investec Asset Management (Investec), through its African private equity capability, has made a follow-on growth equity investment alongside its consortium partners into Mobisol, one of Africa’s leading providers of off-grid solar home systems (SHS). Investec made an initial equity investment...
The AfDB launched its Room2Run initiative last month which effectively freed up $700m off the bank’s balance sheet.  The Africa50 fund officially opened its headquarters in Casablanca, Morocco, in September of this year. Mandated in 2013, during the African Union’s 50th anniversary,...
Nigeria has enjoyed strong economic growth rates in the last two decades, benefiting from rising oil prices and expansion of non-oil sectors. The plunge in oil prices in 2014 induced fiscal pressures and foreign currency shortages, and spilled over...
Africa’s telecommunication giant MTN is said to start selling about a third of its Ghanaian unit worth $754 million representing 35 percent of the $2 billion next week in an initial public offering. This will be 10 times larger than...
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