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TA plants first flag in Africa

The growth investor has taken a stake in a payments business owned by African powerhouse Helios Investment Partners since 2011

Africa dealmaking bounces back in 2016

145 deals were reported last year, including two by global buyout firm The Carlyle Group.

AVCA appoints five new directors

A Carlyle managing director is among the new appointments at the African private equity association.

Carlyle pumps $100m into CMC

The deal takes the firm’s Sub-Saharan Africa fund to more than 50% invested.

Carlyle backs Africa’s largest rating agency

The firm has agreed to acquire a significant stake in GCR as it continues to deploy its dedicated Sub-Saharan Africa Fund.

AfricInvest, Bpifrance team up on French African Fund

The €77m fund will invest in SMEs in both Africa and France

Impact investing body appoints East Africa liaison

Ashley Elliot is the Global Impact Investing Network’s fourth global liaison as it seeks to expand its presence.

New Year’s resolution: vote in the PEI Awards!

Voting remains open for one more week, so why not make your views known.

Looking back: Top five funds of 2016 – update

Fundraising figures for 2016 are already higher than the previous year, and include three funds closing above the $10bn mark.

OPIC: impact demand vastly exceeds our ability to serve it

Elizabeth Littlefield, the CEO of the US government’s development finance institution, discusses OPIC’s impact investing tracking system and its interest in venture capital and renewable energy.
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