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OpEx Awards: EMEA overview

Geographic expansion was central to the strategies of all three companies.
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China slump drags down emerging markets fundraising

Trade disputes, bad debts in the financial system and a difficult exit environment for tech companies have affected investor appetite for China, according to EMPEA.
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Private equity in Africa: Regional guide 2019

The continent’s private equity is scaling up, with regionalisation emerging as a key strategy. PEI scouts out where activity is highest and where the next opportunities will be.
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Off duty in Africa: Out and about in Nairobi

East Africa Venture Capital Association executive director Esther Ndeti gives her tips for first-time visitors to the Kenyan capital.

How information is being unlocked for investors in Africa

Headline numbers only tell you so much, says Clarisa De Franco, CDC’s managing director of funds and capital partnerships.
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From Ethiopia to consumer markets: Emerging themes in Africa

Alison Klein, manager, private equity, at FMO, discusses the new opportunities in Africa.
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The African outlook after Abraaj

The collapse of the emerging markets private equity investor is already having far-reaching repercussions. What does it mean for the continent’s GPs, LPs and management teams.
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Key trends reshaping African private equity

Platform plays, ethics, FX, bigger exits, early liquidity and more private credit. What else is leaving its mark on PE in the continent?

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