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AfricaCom 2017: Convergence Partners acquires stake in ESET Southern Africa

AfricaCom 2017: Convergence Partners acquires stake in ESET Southern Africa

At the annual AfricaCom conference in Cape Town, South Africa pan-African ICT investor, Convergence Partners and 4Di Group announced a recently concluded acquisition of a significant minority stake in ESET Southern Africa by Convergence Partners. ESET Southern Africa is the local distributor and brand operator for leading global internet and endpoint security software vendor ESET, [...]

Africa Capital Digest Week 46

Sector-wise, deal activity in Africa last week was all over the map. Consumer, Financial Services, Industrial, Mobile, Tech and others all saw some activity and they ranged in size.
We lead with Convergence Partners‘ deal for ESET Southern Africa. The ICT-focused private equity firm announced it is taking a significant minority stake in the software security provider on [...]

Saudi Arabia to become major actor in Africa’s private investment with its new sovereign fund

Saudi Arabia to become major actor in Africa’s private investment with its new sovereign fund

Two weeks ago, at the Riyadh Carlton Ritz, in Saudi Arabia, the country’s government regrouped many investment funds managers, as well as investors, many of whom have assets in Africa, to introduce them its sovereign fund.
Named Public Investment Fund (PIF), the entity intends to be one of the most important worldwide, with an estimated projected [...]

Franc CFA : Pourquoi une nouvelle dévaluation est improbable

Franc CFA : Pourquoi une nouvelle dévaluation est improbable

par Ferdinand OwoundiFerdinand OWOUNDI est économiste au Centre de recherches en intégration économique et financière (C.R.I.E.F), enseignant à SciencesPo et à l’université de Yaoundé II. Titulaire d’un doctorat en économie de l’université de Poitiers, il mène des recherches sur les problématiques de taux de change et leurs implications en termes de politiques macroéconomiques dans les économies [...]

Africa Capital Digest Week 43

While there were no fundraising announcements in Africa last week, there were a few private equity deals. And a couple were in some of the more unusual sectors.  Throw in a trio of portfolio company-related deals, and you have the full range of transaction activity for the week.
Quantum Global  Alternative Investment Management announced the completion [...]

En plein bras de fer avec Uber, Alphabet injecte 1 milliard de dollars dans Lyft

En plein bras de fer avec Uber, Alphabet injecte 1 milliard de dollars dans Lyft

Lyft n’en finit plus de gagner du terrain aux États-Unis. Le rival d’Uber outre-Atlantique a levé 1 milliard de dollars auprès de Capital G, fonds d’investissement d’Alphabet, la maison-mère de Google. Dans le cadre de ce tour de table, David Lawee, associé de Capital G, rejoint le conseil d’administration de la société. Cette opération porte [...]

Des investisseurs constitués d’institutionnels et de banques financent le kényan M-Kopa Solar, à hauteur de 80 millions $

Des investisseurs constitués d'institutionnels et de banques financent le kényan M-Kopa Solar, à hauteur de 80 millions $

Des investisseurs constitués de banques et d’institutionnels ont accordé des financements à hauteur de 80 millions $, à M-Kopa Solar, une société kényane qui distribue de l’énergie électrique à la demande, via l’installation de kits solaires.
Une part de ce financement a été obtenue via un prêt syndiqué de 55 millions $ mobilisés autour de Stanbic Bank of [...]

London Luxury Travel Startup ‘Secret Escapes’ Raises $111M from Singapore’s Temasek & Co.

London Luxury Travel Startup ‘Secret Escapes’ Raises $111M from Singapore’s Temasek & Co.

Secret Escapes, the London based international online marketplace for affordable luxury travel deals, has closed a $111 million series D investment and debt facility. This significant equity round was led by Singapore headquartered Temasek. Incorporated in 1974, Temasek is an investment company headquartered in Singapore. Supported by 10 offices internationally, Temasek owns a S$275 billion [...]

Bharti Airtel agrees deal to buy Tata Teleservices

Bharti Airtel agrees deal to buy Tata Teleservices

Bharti Airtel has struck a deal to buy Tata Teleservices’ wireless mobile business on a debt-free, cash-free basis. The deal will see Tata Sons offload its consumer mobile business, with Airtel assuming Tata Teleservices’ 40 million additional customers. We believe today’s agreement is the best and most optimal solution for the Tata Group and its [...]

Moya Networks annonce une levée de fonds par cryptomonnaie pour fournir l’Internet haut débit en Afrique

Moya Networks annonce une levée de fonds par cryptomonnaie pour fournir l’Internet haut débit en Afrique

Moya Networks, fournisseur de capacité data haut débit à partir de câbles sous-marins de fibre optique, annonce une levée de fonds par cryptomonnaie dès le 1er novembre 2017. Cette « Initial Coin Offer » (ICO) qui court jusqu’au 30 novembre, vise à collecter de l’argent qui servira à fournir un meilleur accès à l’Internet haut débit en [...]