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Havila Partners was founded in 1998 to help both companies, investment funds or family offices to achieve their strategic and financial goals. From Funding to M&A, from Lbo’s to Capital Restructuring and Reorganisations. Our Team is focused on providing High level Financial and Strategy advisory services to companies and their investors. Our presence with family industrial groups for the purpose of their strategies for growth and development is one of our strength. We are proud to be a team that combines in a world of technology a spirit of Merchant Bank as they operated in Nineteenth century, when human qualities were the essential foundations for successes. A Team dedicated to the founding philosophy of our company: « Labor Omnia Vincit Improbus »

Habito, an app that helps you find the right mortgage, raises £18.5M Series B led by Atomico

Habito, an app that helps you find the right mortgage, raises £18.5M Series B led by Atomico

Habito, a London startup that is bringing the entire mortgage process online, has raised £18.5 million in Series B funding. Atomico, the European VC firm founded by Skype’s Niklas Zennström, led the round, with participation from existing investors Ribbit Capital, Mosaic Ventures, and Revolutionary (Ad)Ventures. It brings the total raised by the U.K. company to [...]

Africa Capital Digest Week 36

We’re in the season of public holidays on several continents important to Africa’s private capital markets which probably accounts for the lack of volume in deal activity last week. Of the deals that were done, there were certainly a couple of worthy of note.
If you’ve been following the fortunes of Atlas Mara over the last couple [...]

Africa Capital Digest Week 35

Africa Capital Digest Week 35

African Rainbow Capital grabbed the headlines in Africa’s private capital markets last week by unveiling its plans to list some of its portfolio on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange in September. ARC Investments, as the listed entity will be known, will include almost half of ARC’s financial services assets and all of the firm’s non financial services [...]

Foreign investments for new projects in Africa rose by 40% in 2016

Foreign investments for new projects in Africa rose by 40% in 2016

Foreign capital for new investments in Africa soared by 40% in 2016 to $92.3 billion. This was disclosed by Financial Times in its 2017 report on investments in Africa. The document also indicates that the number of projects that received these funds decreased by 16% to 602.
According to Adrienne Klasa, author of the report, this trend [...]

Rania Belkahia, l’initiatrice d’un e-commerce «revisité» pour les Africains

Rania Belkahia, l’initiatrice d’un e-commerce «revisité» pour les Africains

Dans le domaine du e-commerce en Afrique, Rania Belkahia est certainement l’une des figures emblématiques du moment pour sa startup Afrimarket cofondée en 2013. En quatre ans d’existence, l’entreprise s’impose sur une niche quasi jamais pensée : un e-commerce sous la forme d’envoi de biens et services par la diaspora africaine aux proches restés en [...]

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 [...]