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Old Mutual replaces head of international PE

Nabeel Laher replaces James Regout, who is standing down after 40 years at Africa’s largest private alternative investment manager.

Leapfrog closes its biggest deal yet(1)

The emerging markets-focused firm sealed two transactions, including its first from an Africa-focused SMA.

LeapFrog closes its biggest deal yet

The emerging markets-focused firm sealed two transactions, including its first from an Africa-focused SMA.

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Entries are now open for Private Equity International’s 2017 Operational Excellence Awards.

PE paying 8x less for tech assets than trade buyers – report

PE firms are striking cheaper deals than their trade peers despite a 30% increase in capital invested compared with last year, says S&P Global Market Intelligence.

8 Miles makes minority investment in Blue Skies

The investment was made from 8 Miles’ first fund, Fund I A, which closed in August 2013 on roughly $200 million, sources confirmed to sister title Agri Investor.

Catalyst holds $103m first close on Fund II

The fund, which is targeting $175 million, will focus on investments in East Africa.

Investec appoints Baird as Africa PE head

Peter Baird left Standard Chartered in November as it wound down its private equity business.

Carlyle appoints sub-Saharan Africa advisor – Exclusive

Dele Babade will work on both deal origination and value creation within the existing portfolio.

Apis closes debut fund on $287m

The Africa and south Asia finance sector specialist has deployed almost half the fund, which had an initial target of $250m.
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