Tuesday, September 25, 2018
AfricInvest, a leading pan-African mid-cap-focused private equity firm, is pleased to announce the first closing of its North African Fund (MPEF IV). The fund has received capital commitments of EUR137mn from prestigious finance institutions and expects the total to grow to more...
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...
State-owned pension fund’s total assets under management grew 17 per cent to hit Sh196.9 billion in the six months to June 2017, consolidating its position as the largest in the country ahead of private Pinebridge Investments East Africa. The latest...
TRADE Union Congress of Tanzania (TUCTA) yesterday applauded the enactment of Public Service Social Security Fund Act to merge the various pension funds into two schemes. The trade union apex body welcomed the move, saying the merger will lead to...
A privately-owned Nigerian producer of building materials, Ibeto Cement Co. Ltd, has signed a deal to get $850 million in financing from Milost Global Inc, a New York-based private equity firm. According to Bloomberg, Milost will provide $500 million in equity and $350 million as debt to...
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...
The deals market in Africa will be slower this year than in 2017, but the region’s financial services sector is on the rise and looking to invest in technology, according to a new report. Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) across financial...
The Minister of Finance, Mrs Kemi Adeosun says Nigeria has raised three billion dollars at the international capital market. She made this known in a statement issued by Mr Oluyinka Akintunde, the Special Adviser, Media and Communications on Wednesday in...
British investment fund CDC Group’s Sh14 billion investment in ARM Cement  has dropped to a market value of Sh2.1 billion as investors continue to react to the Nairobi Securities Exchange-listed firm’s financial challenges. The firm’s share price fell to a new...
Egypt has seized the number one spot from South Africa as the most attractive investment destination on the continent, according to Rand Merchant Bank's (RMB) Investment Attractiveness Index For the first time, Nigeria and Algeria do not feature in the...

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