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Africa: Private equity investment charting well

Africa: Private equity investment charting well

Amid global headwinds together with worldwide political shifts, private equity investment in Africa continues to grow from strength to strength.

This is according to a new report from the African Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (AVCA)’s 2016 Annual African Private Equity (PE) Data Tracker, which shows a marked increase in the total deal value during 2016.
The [...]

Plus de 118 millions d’euros investis dans la Tech française en février, les plateformes séduisent les corporate

Plus de 118 millions d’euros investis dans la Tech française en février, les plateformes séduisent les corporate

Après un mois de janvier marqué par des opérations exceptionnelles, les investissements dans la Tech française ne tarissent pas en février, selon l’indicateur FrenchWeb Invest. Au total, 118,3 millions d’euros ont en effet été investis dans le secteur, soit 12% de plus qu’en février 2016. Si les montants investis sont en hausse, le nombre d’opérations recensées (41 au total, contre [...]

Africa Capital Digest Week 6

Africa Capital Digest Week 6

Deal news kicked up a gear in Africa’s private capital markets compared with the prior week. The most notable private equity news did not concern a deal that was done last week, but rather the returns on two deals announced last year which completed in January.
In pulling off two of South Africa’s largest historical private [...]

Sequoia has backed PatSnap, another UK tech startup that’s focusing on China

Sequoia has backed PatSnap, another UK tech startup that's focusing on China

Sequoia, one of the most famous venture capital firms in the world, has made another rare investment in a UK tech startup.
The Silicon Valley VC firm — which backed Apple, Google, and Facebook in their early days — has led a funding round in a London-based cloud software company called PatSnap, which describes itself as an [...]

Map shows VCs invested €23.8bn in European start-ups since 2014

Map shows VCs invested €23.8bn in European start-ups since 2014

Mentorship-driven start-up accelerator TechStars has produced an investor map of Europe that counts 541 venture capitalists across the continent and some €23.8bn invested in European start-ups in the last two years.
The map, a valuable resource for any entrepreneur or investor, allows users to drill down into the number of venture capitalists who are active per city. [...]

5 Things Startup Investors Look for Before Investing

5 Things Startup Investors Look for Before Investing

Many entrepreneurs get anxious when it comes to raising outside capital for the first time. The process is not for the meek, as most experienced investors tend to be smart, skeptical and diligent in reviewing opportunities presented to them. Despite the wide variety of startups they may see, the truth of the matter is that [...]

Financement de Projets

Financement de Projets

Nous sommes heureux d’annoncer que Doccreco est déjà mandaté sur divers sujets de levées de fonds et financements, tant auprès d’investisseurs internationaux, que auprès d’institutions du continent.
C’est pour nous l’occasion de faire brièvement un point sur la situation des financements suite aux diverses réunions que nos équipes ont eu auprès d’entreprises qui recherchent des financements [...]

VC firms invest $200m in UK tech start-ups after Brexit vote

VC firms invest $200m in UK tech start-ups after Brexit vote

Global venture capital firms have made dozens of investments in Britain’s start-up technology companies in recent weeks, despite the UK voting to leave the EU, according to a new report out today.
Data collected this month by the investment database Pitchbook for London & Partners, the promotional body for the London Mayor’s office, shows UK tech [...]

European VC firm Draper Esprit raises over £100m from IPO

European VC firm Draper Esprit raises over £100m from IPO

The tech investment fund behind LOVEFiLM, graze and Lyst is thought to be the first of its kind to list on AIM
European venture capital (VC) fund Draper Esprit raised an initial £102m after floating on the Alternative Investment Market (AIM) and Dublin Stock Exchange yesterday.
Its decision to make its initial public offering (IPO) is said [...]

THESE TOP 15 QUOTES FROM THE RENCAP CONFERENCE WILL GIVE YOU MORE INSIGHT ON THE INVESTMENT MARKET IN NIGERIA AND AFRICA

THESE TOP 15 QUOTES FROM THE RENCAP CONFERENCE WILL GIVE YOU MORE INSIGHT ON THE INVESTMENT MARKET IN NIGERIA AND AFRICA

Renaissance Capital recently held the seventh installment of its Annual Pan-Africa 1:1 Investor Conference in Lagos, Nigeria, and the event witnessed the attendance of some of the most outspoken economists in the globe, as well as notable Nigerian government representatives, both past and present. For anyone interested in the African investment market in any capacity, [...]