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Petites Annonces Afrique Francophone : Afrimalin fusionne avec Kerawa et LePortail

Les plateformes de petites annonces d’Afrique francophone, Afrimalin, Kerawa et LePortail ont fusionné. L’information a été annoncée dans un communiqué de presse conjoint, publié par les entreprises concernées dans la journée du 14 février.
« Afin de devenir le leader du secteur, il nous paraissait naturel de nous associer. Nous avons décidé de fusionner avec Kerawa.com et [...]

PTechNation: Playtika to Invest Up to $400 Million in Israeli Tech

WeissBeeger beverage monitoring startup sold to Anheuser-Busch InBev ■ Intel exported $3.6 billion from Israel in 2017 ■ Moshe Hogeg setting up virtual currency fund that is expected to raise major sums ■ Israeli venture capital funds ramps up their first investment deals last year

Micron and Intel plants in Kiryat Gat.Eliyahu Hershkovitz
Playtika to invest up [...]

Deutsche Telekom and Orange reportedly held talks over a mega merger

Deutsche-telekom-and-orange-Deal would have seen combination of two of Europe’s largest telcos, but talks have now ended, reports claim Reports claim Deutsche Telekom held talks about a mega merger with Orange last year, but the discussions fizzled out with the companies failing to agree on terms. Le Monde claims the German and French telcos, each the [...]

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 [...]