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Emerging markets Africa: the Abraaj pitch

The Gulf-based firm's global ambitions are characterised by its single emerging-markets fund.

Investors could miss the boat on sub-Saharan Africa

An impending upswing could mean time is running out for investors without a presence on the continent, according to the head of Angola’s sovereign wealth fund.

Emerging markets Africa: data digest

Deal count looks to be slackening in sub-Saharan Africa and the Middle East and North Africa region.

Exit File: emerging markets Africa

A key recent deal from the region.

South African PE defies public markets slump

Private equity funds posted a 13.6% pooled IRR over the past three years, significantly outperforming listed equity benchmarks.

African PE is dead, long live private credit!

Investors in the continent’s private equity market should be considering other parts of the capital structure, writes Syntaxis Capital’s Africa head.

US pension money could ‘destroy’ African PE

LPs lacking knowledge of the market could drive up valuations, Jean Claude Bastos de Morais, chief executive of Quantum Global, tells PEI.

Missing the boat on Sub-Saharan returns

Investors are likely to benefit from an impending upswing, according to the chairman of Angola’s $5.1bn sovereign wealth fund.

Quantum seeks $2bn for Africa

The investment manager aims to secure the funds from Middle Eastern investors by 2019, chief executive Jean Claude Bastos de Morais tells PEI.

Ghanaian pensions struggle to enter PE

Private equity is a relatively new concept for Ghana’s pension funds, having only been authorised by the country’s National Pension Regulatory Authority on 1 April.