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Actis eyes double fund launch by year-end – exclusive

The growth markets manager is set to launch a financial services fund and its fifth Africa-focused vehicle.

Why timing matters in emerging markets

Vehicles reached peak TVPI in their eighth year after launch, compared with the 10th year for developed markets, according to a report from eFront.

Abraaj breaks silence with creditors meeting

The firm has called a private meeting in Dubai with shareholders, creditors and advisors to discuss the potential sale of its fund management business.

MENA private equity in three charts

Capital raised in the region appears to be dropping amid a rise in private equity and VC deals.

North Africa expands towards sub-Saharan Africa

GPs in the region, which is traditionally bracketed with the Middle East, are now looking southwards.

Abraaj problems pose threat to MENA fundraising

Developments at Abraaj Group mean LPs should conduct even more rigorous due diligence when considering MENA commitments.

Actis taps Sovereign for EMEA fundraising head

Virginia Doble was responsible for raising approximately £650m across Sovereign Capital’s previous two private equity funds.

What next for Angola’s SWF?

Fondo Soberano de Angola is putting together a new strategy following a recent governance change, but its former chairman continues to make headlines.

Ethos targets $250m for debut healthcare fund – exclusive

The South African firm – which is in market with at least four vehicles – is also expected to launch an additional fund strategy this year.

PEI Awards 2017: The EMEA winners

Firms, deals, fundraises and country-specific awards for Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

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