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Life after Abraaj: How former employees can remain in private equity

Junior and mid-level employees are widely regarded as attractive targets, while more senior personnel may find themselves on the receiving end of tough questions from future business partners.

Africa’s real gems lie deep beneath the surface

Global firms' pullback from Africa has been greatly exaggerated, AVCA chief Michelle Kathryn Essomé explains.
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Ethos pauses healthcare fundraise over pricing concerns – exclusive

The firm had been seeking $250m for the vehicle and was expecting to hold a first close in the second quarter of last year.

Danish pensions seed $740m sustainable development fund

The Danish SDG Investment Fund will invest in companies focused on renewables, water, financial services and agribusiness.

CDC to expand partnerships and co-investments with ex-Stan Chart hire

Stephen Priestley will lead a team in developing permanent capital vehicles and sunset funds focused on Africa and South Asia investments.
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Abraaj dispute prompts lenders to close fund finance loophole

Banks are changing the way security notices are issued to LPs following the firm's collapse.

AfricInvest to climb deal food chain, enter South Africa – updated

The Tunisia-headquartered firm will target around $500m for AfricInvest Fund IV, according to a source with knowledge of the fund.

Investors venture into Africa’s start-up scene

More capital than ever is flowing to the continent’s entrepreneurs. With venture capital deal sizes increasing and international VCs joining local counterparts, is African VC reaching critical mass? Vicky Meek reports
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