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Greenbriar to raise up to $1bn for Fund IV

Greenbriar to raise up to $1bn for Fund IV

New York-based investment firm Greenbriar has launched a $1bn private equity fund.
The transport focused buyout house closed its last fund in 2014, hitting $1.1bn.
In a filing with the SEC, the firm’s latest vehicle, named Greenbriar Equity Fund IV, is hoping to raise up to $1bn.
It is unclear what the firm’s strategy is, but the firm [...]

AB InBev achève la cession de ses actifs dans Coca-Cola Beverages Africa

AB InBev achève la cession de ses actifs dans Coca-Cola Beverages Africa

Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB InBev), premier groupe brassicole du monde, a indiqué hier avoir finalisé la cession de la totalité de ses actifs (54,5%) dans Coca-Cola Beverages Africa (CCBA), pour un montant de 3,15 milliards $, à la Coca-Cola Company, leader mondial des boissons non alcoolisées.
Avec cette acquisition, la firme d’Atlanta devient actionnaire majoritaire avec 65,8 % [...]

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 Week 31

Africa Capital Digest Week 31

By acquiring Fertilizer and Inputs Holding from Louis Dreyfus Company last week, Helios Investment Partners is making one of Africa’s bigger private equity deals of the year. According to The Financial Times, people familiar with the deal value the transaction at being around $200 million, split equally between debt and equity. Helios plans to provide the firm, which posts about [...]

IT spend to hit $3.5tn in 2017, says Gartner

Spend on communications will continue to fall despite rise in overall IT spend worldwide
Worldwide IT spending is set to top $3.5 trillion this year, up 1.4% on 2016, but communications spend will dip 1.4%, according to Gartner.
The biggest rise will come in the enterprise software market, which will grow by 5.5% to $332 billion in [...]

French Tech : 92 millions d’euros levés par 21 start-up cette semaine

French Tech : 92 millions d'euros levés par 21 start-up cette semaine

French Tech : 92 millions d’euros levés par 21 start-up cette semaine

SYLVAIN ARNULF |
LES LEVÉES DE FONDS DE LA SEMAINE,  FINANCEMENT | PUBLIÉ LE 30 SEPTEMBRE 2016 À 11H35
Chaque vendredi, la banque d’affaire spécialisée dans l’industrie numérique eCap Partnerfait le point sur les levées de fonds des 7 derniers jours. Cette semaine, Kyriba et Zenly ont [...]

Mauritius rides wave of Asian investment in Africa

Mauritius rides wave of Asian investment in Africa

When the Bank of China secured a Mauritian banking license in March, it was hailed as proof of the island’s potential as a staging post for Africa.
Its arrival was the latest addition to what the finance ministry describes as an “important number” of Asian state-owned enterprises using Mauritius as a launch pad to Africa.
Antony Withers, chief [...]

Link Mc Kinsey’s Study « Lions on the Move »

https://fr.scribd.com/document/324004245/Lions-on-the-Move-2#download

Africa Capital Digest Week

The Week in Brief…
One of the quieter weeks, deal-wise, of this year. The biggest investment, dollar-wise, looks to have been the R300 million backing of Masonite by Jacobs Capital in partnership with Black Bird Capital. The South African wood manufacturer had applied for business rescue in December last year, and the competition commission gave the [...]

Opinion: How hedge-fund geniuses got beaten by monkeys — again

Opinion: How hedge-fund geniuses got beaten by monkeys — again

The average hedge fund has produced a worse investment performance in the first half of this year than a portfolio consisting of a savings account at your local bank and a random collection of stocks picked by a blindfolded monkey.
Stop me if you’ve heard this one before.
According to the benchmark HFRX Global Hedge Fund Index, [...]