Archive for August 2017

Télécoms : l’Afrique subsaharienne, « the place to be » pour les opérateurs

Télécoms : l’Afrique subsaharienne, « the place to be » pour les opérateurs

Le secteur du mobile sub-saharien est perçu par la GSMA, l’association mondiale des opérateurs télécoms, comme le marché le plus porteur au niveau mondial pour ce segment. La relativement faible pénétration du service dans la région et la hausse estimée de la contribution au PIB de la région font de la région un marché à [...]

Global PE firm Abraaj Group to raise new fund, according to SEC filings

Global PE firm Abraaj Group to raise new fund, according to SEC filings

Global private equity firm, Abraaj Group, plans to raise a new fund, but have not disclosed a target, according to SEC filings.
The buyout giant made its intentions clear after filing an application this morning, only months after AltAssets reported that the firm was targeting $8bn. It is not known whether it is the same vehicle, however.
The [...]

Africa Capital Digest Week 33

Africa Capital Digest Week 33

For the biggest private equity deal announced in Africa last week, we have Capitalworks to thank. The South African investor has agreed to buy listed poultry producer Sovereign Foods in an all-cash deal for R907 million or about $67 million.
The offer, which is subject to approval by the Competition Commission, represents an almost 19% premium on the stock’s [...]

Facebook guns for OTT content providers with new video platform

Facebook has announced Watch, a new content service, as it looks to take on the likes of Netflix and YouTube Facebook has announced a new video platform, as it looks to compete with OTT content providers such as Netflix and YouTube.
The social media giant has launched “Watch”, which will offer content ranging from professional [...]

Africa Capital Digest Weekly Review

Africa Capital Digest Weekly Review

Technology and venture capital deals were a major theme in Africa’s private capital markets last week.Throw in a couple of retail-related transactions and you pretty much have the week’s activity in a nutshell.
African Rainbow Capital has agreed to take a 20% stake in Rain, formerly known as Wireless Business Solutions until June this year. The South [...]

Informatique : Badreddine Ouali, pionnier tunisien des logiciels financiers

Informatique : Badreddine Ouali, pionnier tunisien des logiciels financiers

Le fondateur de Vermeg, Badreddine Ouali, également esthète et mécène, s’apprête à faire franchir un nouveau cap à sa société. Retour sur un parcours aux allures de success-story.
Originaire des faubourgs de Tunis, Badreddine Ouali, le président de l’éditeur de logiciels Vermeg, n’était pas familier du monde de la finance. « La première fois que j’ai vu [...]