Cameroon’s Guanxi Invest crowdfunds African startups

Cameroon’s Guanxi Invest crowdfunds African startups

Cameroonian startup Guanxi Invest has an equity investment platform that enables entrepreneurs to find investors for their activities, and has had an impressive impact already.
Investors can discover startups via the Guanxi Invest platform and invest in businesses in exchange for shares.
The startup has so far received more than 20 applications to fundraise on the platform, [...]

Bexpat : une plateforme qui connecte les expatriés entre eux

Bexpat : une plateforme qui connecte les expatriés entre eux

Mickael Caine, fondateur de Bexpat, 28 ans originaire de Bordeaux, de formation commerciale, il créait sa première entreprise à 21 ans. Installé à Londres depuis Novembre 2014. En Mars 2015, Bexpat est née d’une forte présence sur les réseaux sociaux puisque étant connecté à 70 groupes Facebook réunissant les Français à l’étranger, je me suis pris au [...]

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 % [...]

PME / Startups : les cinq conseils de Candace Nkoth Bisseck

PME / Startups : les cinq conseils de Candace Nkoth Bisseck

Présente lors de la conférence Africa Convergence, le 29 septembre dernier, Candace Nkoth Bisseck, la cofondatrice de Black Roses Network, nous présente ses cinq conseils pour les PME et startups africaines.

Elle est l’un des jeunes espoirs du continent africain. Classée N°1 du top 30 des jeunes leaders africains par le Magazine Forbes, elle vient de [...]

AFRICA CAPITAL DIGEST Week 36

Generally, it was a much quieter week over the last seven days for Africa’s private capital markets compared to the prior week. But what it lacked in volume was compensated for by variety.
The biggest deal of the week was a PIPE transaction. Britam Holdings, the announced that AfricInvest was investing $55 million to acquire an approximate [...]

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 [...]

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