GuarantCo and InfraCo Africa have opened their first Africa office, which will cover East and Southern Africa from Nairobi, Kenya.
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The Abraaj Group and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to provide education, primary care interventions and more complex treatment for NCDs, communicable diseases and mother/child healthcare.
The South African Minister of Economic Development has published official government notices confirming changes to the merger notifiability thresholds and the merger filing fees payable to the South African Competition Commission for large and intermediate merger notifications.
Knife Capital, a venture capital firm, has expanded into London after introducing UK-based Draper-Gain Investments as a strategic investor.
The Housing Impact Fund South Africa (HIFSA), managed by Old Mutual Alternative Investments, contributed R6.4bn in new business sales which equates to R2.5bn in GDP to the South Africa economy in 2016.
The PRI has launched guidance on the incorporation of ESG provisions in private equity fund terms, the result of a year-long consultation with PRI signatories, expert counsel and industry associations.
Grotech, a Section 12J Venture Capital company in South Africa, has rebranded as Kalon Venture Partners.
Milost Global, an American private equity firm headquartered in New York, has announced the formation of a subsidiary company in Africa, Milost Bank Africa Limited (MBAL).
Actis, an investor in growth markets, has launched Honoris United Universities, the first African private higher education network bringing together the leading tertiary education institutions in North and Southern Africa.
Investisseurs & Partenaires (I&P) has developed a consulting activity aiming to improve the business environment and develop the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Africa.
South African private equity capital returns to investors increased by 123.2% in 2016 to R18.3bn, up from R8.2bn the previous years, according tp the SAVCA 2017 Private Equity Industry Survey.
The East African region is witnessing a change in momentum post 2016, where more East Africa based pension funds have begun to put money in local GPs, Eva Warigia, Executive Director of EAVCA, has said.
There appears to be a gradual, yet notable shift in the approach taken by both South African and global private equity fund managers towards fund structuring, according to the Southern African Venture Capital and Private Equity Association (SAVCA).
South Africa remains the continent’s leading foreign direct investment (FDI) destination, when measured by project numbers, which increased 6.9% year-on-year, according to EY’s Africa Attractiveness report.