IQ-EQ has launched Hybrid Funds Desk that will provide the burgeoning hybrid funds market with a dedicated, globally integrated team with expertise across open-ended and closed-ended fund structures.
Verdant Capital has advised WIOCC on its $80m private equity capital raise to expand its connectivity within Africa and internationally, and to launch a network of pan-African data centres.
Mazars corporate finance division (Mazars) and Cala Capital Africa (formerly Neu Capital Africa) have merged their capital raising advisory capabilities to establish Africa’s mid-market capital raising practice.
Renaissance Capital, in the capacity of joint global co-ordinator and joint bookrunner, has completed an EGP5.84bn ($372m) initial public offering (IPO) for e-finance, an Egyptian state-owned fintech company.
Preqin has announced major updates to its ESG Solutions, the only product suite to provide private market participants with a 360-degree view of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) risk, impact and opportunity — across LPs and GPs, down to portfolio and private company levels.
Charles Russell Speechlys has advised Metier, a South African private equity fund manager, on a $39m investment into Africa Mobile Networks (AMN).
EFG Hermes Kenya has launched an online equity-trading platform, EFG Hermes One, which will see the Firm offer retail investors seamless and convenient stock trading on the Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE).
Exchange Data International (EDI), a provider of global security corporate actions, pricing, and reference data services, has launched Foreign Ownership Limitations (FOL) service.
Bloomberg has announced the expansion of its global equity index range, including emerging market country benchmarks, sector, and thematic index capabilities.
Curo Fund Services, South Africa’s largest third-party administrator, has gone live with Temenos Multifonds Global Accounting platform, completing the first phase migration of funds from its five legacy systems to a single instance of Temenos’ funds administration platform.
AZA Finance has agreed to acquire cross-border payments specialist Exchange4Free, making it the largest non-bank provider of FX treasury services across Africa.
Dentons has combined with Adepetun, Caxton-Martins, Agbor & Segun (ACAS-Law), a Nigerian law firm, giving the firm a presence in the key locations of Lagos, Abuja and Port Harcourt.
Belgian financiers Jacques Emsens and Christophe de Limburg Stirum have invested in Afriwise, an online legal-information solution across Africa, joining the company’s board of directors.
South Africa’s Government Employees Pension Fund (GEPF), the largest pension fund in Africa, has reappointed Standard Bank to provide a comprehensive range of investor services product and service solutions for its portfolio of assets currently worth over R2trn.