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The Africa and south Asia finance sector specialist has deployed almost half the fund, which had an initial target of $250m.
The growth investor has taken a stake in a payments business owned by African powerhouse Helios Investment Partners since 2011
145 deals were reported last year, including two by global buyout firm The Carlyle Group.
A Carlyle managing director is among the new appointments at the African private equity association.
The deal takes the firm’s Sub-Saharan Africa fund to more than 50% invested.
The firm has agreed to acquire a significant stake in GCR as it continues to deploy its dedicated Sub-Saharan Africa Fund.
The €77m fund will invest in SMEs in both Africa and France
Ashley Elliot is the Global Impact Investing Network’s fourth global liaison as it seeks to expand its presence.
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Fundraising figures for 2016 are already higher than the previous year, and include three funds closing above the $10bn mark.

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