SC Ventures, Standard Chartered’s innovation, fintech investment and ventures arm has partnered with Yabx, a company incubated by Comviva and part of the Mahindra Group, to address a deep-rooted need for responsible consumer finance in Africa.
Partech has announced the first closing of Partech Africa II at €245M, above the target fund size.
Vantage Capital has announced the final close on its fourth mezzanine fund with $377m of commitments secured from a mix of European and US-based commercial investors, as well as a host of development finance institutions (DFIs) that include IFC, BII, SIFEM, DEG, Norfund, Swedfund, Finnfund and EIB.
STANLIB Infrastructure Fund II has agreed to acquire a majority stake in the 258 MW Upington Solar Power complex from two Norwegian investors, Scatec and Norfund.
Convergence Partners has announced the successful closing of its Convergence Partners Digital Infrastructure Fund (CPDIF) at $296m, surpassing its initial target by over 18%.
Adenia Partners, a private markets investment firm committed to responsible investing and a sustainable Africa, has announced the first close of Adenia Capital V with $300m commitments from investors.
Phatisa has acquired a significant minority stake in MHL International Holdings (MHL), a printing and packaging group in sub-Saharan Africa.
In 2022, total funding invested into tech startups in Africa reached $6.5bn, an increase of 8% vs 2021, spread across 764 deals - compared to 724 rounds in 2021, according to Partech Africa.
Sanlam Private Equity (SPE), has acquired a controlling stake in SkipWaste, a provider of integrated waste management solutions to commercial, industrial and retail clients primarily in Gauteng. SPE, a division of Sanlam Investments, made the acquisition through its new private equity fund, SPE Mid-Market Fund I.
Aruwa Capital Management, an early-stage growth equity and gender lens fund investing in Nigeria and Ghana has made a follow-on investment in AgroEknor International, a fast-growing hibiscus flower exporter and wellness brand.
Vantage Capital has announced that in December 2022 it fully exited its investment in Pétro Ivoire, the most established locally-owned distributor of petroleum and gas products in Côte d’Ivoire.
Verod Capital Management via its Verod Capital Growth Fund II has fully exited from its investment in Daystar Power Group to Shell.
The Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund (EAIF) has announced a €25m finance facility to Ivoire Hydro Energy (IHE), which will build a 44MW hydro electricity generation plant on the Bandama River near the village of Singrobo in Côte d’Ivoire.
Catalyst Fund has announced a $2m investment into 10 startups building solutions to improve the resilience of climate-vulnerable communities in Africa.