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LeapFrog taps ex-Axa chief for impact leadership council – exclusive

Henri de Castries – who led the €1.4trn French insurance giant from 2000 to 2016 – will provide the firm’s board with new relationships and strategic guidance.

Africa ‘far ahead’ in ESG

Buttressed by a hefty proportion of capital and expertise provided by development finance institutions, African GPs are a force for sustainable change.

Where to eat, drink and raise capital in Johannesburg

The main LPs to meet? The most jaw-dropping view? Tanya van Lill, chief executive of the Southern African Venture Capital and Private Equity Association, gives the lowdown for first-time visitors.

Africa special: The tailwinds behind Kenya’s PE growth

Investor confidence in the country is growing thanks to renewed political stability.

South African VC hots up amid influx of new managers

A flurry of VC activity drove spending up almost 40% last year as investors took advantage of tax-friendly government initiatives.

Africa special: currency risk is the biggest concern for LPs

CDC, South Suez and 57 Stars discuss the risks – and returns – of investing in Africa.

African private equity: In search of a solid 3x

From rising to falling star, Africa rewards those with discipline, patience and the skills to build a market leader.

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