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As the health pandemic takes its toll, the societal issues weighed up by investors are becoming more pressing. What does this mean for the sector?
Africa's growth-oriented focus and DFI-heavy investor base could make it more resilient than other PE markets and help the continent rebound from health crisis.
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The continent’s private equity is scaling up, with regionalisation emerging as a key strategy. PEI scouts out where activity is highest and where the next opportunities will be.
The emerging markets firm has assumed management rights for global buyout fund APEF IV and Abraaj's third sub-Saharan Africa fund.
The private equity giant approached secondaries buyers about acquiring LP stakes in its 2013-vintage Sub-Saharan Africa Fund and making a stapled commitment to its successor.
A timeline shows what Abraaj and founder Arif Naqvi are alleged to have done regarding the misappropriation of capital from its 2015-vintage Growth Markets Health Fund, according to the US regulator's complaint.
Global firms' pullback from Africa has been greatly exaggerated, AVCA chief Michelle Kathryn Essomé explains.
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The firm had been seeking $250m for the vehicle and was expecting to hold a first close in the second quarter of last year.
LPs in Abraaj's sixth global flagship and certain regional funds have been asked to cover credit line payments.
CDC, South Suez and 57 Stars discuss the risks – and returns – of investing in Africa.

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