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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.

Carlyle Africa fund to broaden remit following MD hire

The $698m sub-Saharan fund is looking at opportunities in North Africa following a market resurgence across the continent.

CDC’s Murray Grant on leadership in Africa

The industry has a vital role to play in the key task of developing management expertise.

The rise of the African secondary buyout

What the increase in sponsor-to-sponsor transactions says about the growing private equity market.

PE helps Angolan SWF post first-time profit

Solid growth in the fund’s agriculture and infrastructure PE holdings helped drive net profit of $44m.

Ethos eyes final close on mid-market fund – Exclusive

The South African firm has also launched its seventh flagship buyout fund, for which it is targeting as much as $755m by early next year.

Africa: A tough sell for limited partners

Developed market limited partners have fallen out of love with Africa as currency volatility continues to take its toll on returns.

Private equity makes Africa’s fintech connection

Fintech is taking off all over the continent as firms plug the gap filled elsewhere by traditional financial services providers.

Private equity flocks to African education

Actis has joined a number of firms looking to take advantage of growing demand for higher education across the continent.
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