Thursday, August 22, 2019
For bond investors, Africa’s been a happy hunting ground this year. Its local-currency and dollar securities easily outperformed those of emerging markets overall as investors piled into a continent offering high yields and starting to recover from the commodity bust...
The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank has approved the Bank's 2018 borrowing program for USD 8 billion to be raised from capital markets. The Bank provides financial assistance to its member countries by mobilizing resources primarily from...
Africa Finance Corporation (AFC) has signed a US$200mn three-year term loan facility, to be used for general corporate purposes, including facilitating trade. Mandated lead arrangers and bookrunners on the facility were First Abu Dhabi Bank, Industrial and Commercial Bank of...
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,...
Harith General Partners CEO Tshepo Mahloele had bought an unspecified stake in 4 Africa Exchange (4AX) through LeBashe Financial Services, the new bourse said on Monday. Mahloele has been added to the exchange’s six nonexecutive directors, which include Maponya Group...
After six successive months of year-on-year growth, the motor industry is confidently forecasting that full-year, new-vehicle sales for 2017 will improve by 2% compared to 2016. Figures from the Department of Trade and Industry show that sales totalled 49,754 last...
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...
Investec Asset Management Private Equity (Investec) has divested its equity holding in Ashwah Holdings (Ashwah), parent company of Daraju Industries (Daraju), by selling its significant minority stake back to the company. Daraju is a leading Nigerian manufacturer of high-quality and...
At the annual AfricaCom conference today, pan-African ICT investor, Convergence Partners and 4Di Group announced a recently concluded acquisition of a significant minority stake in ESET Southern Africa by Convergence Partners.  ESET Southern Africa is the local distributor and...
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...
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