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Capricorn Capital Partners take on private equity investments in African SMEs

Capricorn Capital Partners take on private equity investments in African SMEs | African Investments | Scoop.it
VC4Africa has been interviewing investors who are active in Africa. We want to know their views about investing on the continent and what entrepreneurs can do to make their businesses more attractive.

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Guest post: aid in Africa – beyond right and wrong - Financial Times (registration) (blog)

Guest post: aid in Africa – beyond right and wrong Financial Times (registration) (blog) Private capital has been critical in providing finance for infrastructure projects, such as mobile banking, that have encouraged faster economic growth and...
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Encourage Investment in Agric - Ghana VP Tells African Leaders - AllAfrica.com

Encourage Investment in Agric - Ghana VP Tells African Leaders - AllAfrica.com | African Investments | Scoop.it
Encourage Investment in Agric - Ghana VP Tells African Leaders AllAfrica.com Ghanaian Vice President Kwesi Amissah has called on African leaders to encourage investments in agriculture to meet the continent's goals in food security and poverty...
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Africa's Infrastructure Development: Who's 'Offering Plate'? - Ventures Africa

Africa's Infrastructure Development: Who's 'Offering Plate'? - Ventures Africa | African Investments | Scoop.it
Africa's Infrastructure Development: Who's 'Offering Plate'?
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Much is centred on Africa's infrastructure development. Yet there are other immediate realities that are really concerning.
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African Countries Come Up Short on Investment in Agriculture - Voice of America

African Countries Come Up Short on Investment in Agriculture - Voice of America | African Investments | Scoop.it
African Countries Come Up Short on Investment in Agriculture Voice of America DAKAR, SENEGAL — Only seven of the 53 African Union countries who pledged to commit at least 10 percent of their national budgets to investment in agriculture in 2003...
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IHS Fundraising Totals $1B for African Telecom Infrastructure - Dow Jones Bankruptcy & Debt (registration)

IHS Fundraising Totals $1B for African Telecom Infrastructure - Dow Jones Bankruptcy & Debt (registration) | African Investments | Scoop.it
IHS Fundraising Totals $1B for African Telecom Infrastructure Dow Jones Bankruptcy & Debt (registration) And just like they've done in other markets, cell phone carriers are focusing on their core businesses in Africa - selling phones and plans,...
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Mobius Weighs Private Equity as Way to Access African Growth - Businessweek

Mobius Weighs Private Equity as Way to Access African Growth - Businessweek | African Investments | Scoop.it
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Mobius Weighs Private Equity as Way to Access African Growth
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Mark Mobius, who oversees $53 billion in emerging markets, said he's considering private equity investments as a way of tapping growth in Africa.
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Africa's Institutions Chart the Way Forward to Finance Africa's Infrastructure - AllAfrica.com

Africa's Institutions Chart the Way Forward to Finance Africa's Infrastructure - AllAfrica.com | African Investments | Scoop.it
Ghana Business News Africa's Institutions Chart the Way Forward to Finance Africa's Infrastructure AllAfrica.com Tunis — At the Roundtable on Financing Africa's infrastructure held on 19th July, the Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission...
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We'll Bridge Power Investment Deficit in Africa - Olugbade - AllAfrica.com

We'll Bridge Power Investment Deficit in Africa - Olugbade - AllAfrica.com | African Investments | Scoop.it
We'll Bridge Power Investment Deficit in Africa - Olugbade AllAfrica.com AFC is involved as a financier and developer of various infrastructure projects, and offers primarily advisory, financial arranging, project finance and private equity...
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Africa Invites China, Other Countries to Infrastructure Bid - AllAfrica.com

Africa Invites China, Other Countries to Infrastructure Bid - AllAfrica.com | African Investments | Scoop.it
Christian Science Monitor Africa Invites China, Other Countries to Infrastructure Bid AllAfrica.com Johannesburg — The two-day African infrastructure conference ended here on Wednesday, calling on China and other countries to invest in the...
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Private Equity - Bringing Development Capital to Africa? - AllAfrica.com

Private Equity - Bringing Development Capital to Africa? - AllAfrica.com | African Investments | Scoop.it
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Private equity and hedge funds - Financial Mail

Private equity and hedge funds - Financial Mail | African Investments | Scoop.it
Private equity and hedge funds Financial Mail The ranks of the SA Venture Capital & Private Equity Association (Savca) include pan-African infrastructure investors Harith, an associate of the Public Investment Corp, and African Infrastructure...
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Infrastructure deficit, bane of African economies – Okonjo-Iweala

Infrastructure deficit, bane of African economies – Okonjo-Iweala | African Investments | Scoop.it
The Coordinating Minister for the Economy, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, on Monday identified infrastructure deficit as the bane of many African countries.For her, a strategic initiative aimed at bridging the deficit was critical to enhancing the performance...
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World Economics: Africa’s Growing Appetite for Infrastructure Expenditure

The African Development Bank estimates Africa’s infrastructure financing needs at US$390 billion by 2024, much of it required for power projects.
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6 natural resource trends to watch for in Africa - Financial Times (registration) (blog)

6 natural resource trends to watch for in Africa - Financial Times (registration) (blog) | African Investments | Scoop.it
6 natural resource trends to watch for in Africa
Financial Times (registration) (blog)
It's still early days for the private equity sector in Africa and many of the region's stock markets remain relatively small and illiquid.
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Addressing Africa's Energy Gap for Economic Development: Key Elements ... - Huffington Post (blog)

Addressing Africa's Energy Gap for Economic Development: Key Elements ... - Huffington Post (blog) | African Investments | Scoop.it
Addressing Africa's Energy Gap for Economic Development: Key Elements ...
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Okonjo-Iweala says bridging infrastructure gap key to African economies’ growth

Okonjo-Iweala says bridging infrastructure gap key to African economies’ growth | African Investments | Scoop.it
Nigeria’s Coordinating Minister for the Economy, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, has identified the need to address infrastructure deficit in many African countries as a strategic step towards enhancing the performance of their economies and...
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Mauritius offers Africa investment route for Indian firms - mydigitalfc.com

Mauritius offers Africa investment route for Indian firms - mydigitalfc.com | African Investments | Scoop.it
Mauritius offers Africa investment route for Indian firms mydigitalfc.com Presenting it as a 'gateway to Africa' for investments in various sectors, a high-level delegation from Mauritius, comprising policymakers and industry players, has come here...
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FACT SHEET: Power Africa - Whitehouse.gov (press release)

FACT SHEET: Power Africa - Whitehouse.gov (press release) | African Investments | Scoop.it
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FACT SHEET: Power Africa
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According to the International Energy Agency, sub-Saharan Africa will require more than $300 billion in investment to achieve universal electricity access by 2030.
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IHS secures $522mn for African expansion - African Business Technology News and Information Site | ITWeb Africa

IHS secures $522mn for African expansion - African Business Technology News and Information Site | ITWeb Africa | African Investments | Scoop.it
African mobile infrastructure firm IHS Towers has secured $522 million of debt and equity to help it build more than 1,000 build-to-site towers in Nigeria, Côte d’Ivoire and Cameroon.
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Private Equity - Bringing Development Capital to Africa? - AllAfrica.com

Private Equity - Bringing Development Capital to Africa? - AllAfrica.com | African Investments | Scoop.it
Private Equity - Bringing Development Capital to Africa?
AllAfrica.com
Africa's private equity industry has been gaining ground.
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DPI secures more than $200m for second African fund | AltAssets Private Equity News

DPI secures more than $200m for second African fund | AltAssets Private Equity News | African Investments | Scoop.it
DPI secures more than $200m for second African fund (Development Partners International has raised $219m for its second Africa-focused fund.
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