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EMPEA rebrands as the Global Private Capital Association

Opalesque Industry Update - EMPEA, the global industry association for private capital investment in Asia, Latin America, Africa, Central Eastern Europe (CEE) and the Middle East, today announced it is now the Global Private Capital…

Clearlake’s Unifrax Inks Big Public Add-On

Unifrax, a portfolio company of Clearlake Capital, has agreed to acquire publicly traded Lydall at an enterprise value of approximately $1.3 billion. Clearlake acquired Unifrax from American Securities in October 2018. Lydall (NYSE: LDL) designs…

ROUNDTABLE :- Opalesque Roundtable Series – Jersey 2021

Brexit, substance and transparency requirements, which have resulted in increased regulatory and reporting burden, and also increased cost and uncertainty, have put different jurisdictions to test in different ways over the past years. At the…

New Silicon Valley Accelerator Program for Black Entrepreneurs…

Builders of America’s Future pilot program made possible by partnerships with Bay Area organizations Bill.com, Silicon Valley Community Foundation, Santa Clara University’s Leavey School of Business-...(PRWeb February 23, 2021)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/new_silicon_valley_accelerator_program_for_black_entrepreneurs_launched_by_african_diaspora_network_and_key_partners/prweb17748384.htm

Former interim FCA boss Chris Woolard joins EY

The executive will lead the firm’s Europe, Middle East, India & Africa financial services regulatory business and will chair the firm’s global financial services regulatory network

Former interim FCA boss Chris Woolard joins EY

The executive will lead the firm’s Europe, Middle East, India & Africa financial services regulatory business and will chair the firm’s global financial services regulatory network

Philadelphia pension reveals $100m commitments across social impact, African PE funds

The $6.4bn-managing Philadelphia Board of Pensions & Retirement has committed $100m across two private equity and impact investment funds.

Africa foodchain investor Phatisa scores big DFI, impact investor backing to close $143m fund

CDC Group has led a string of development finance institutions and impact investors to help Phatisa Food Fund 2 reach a $143m final close.

Nomura posts record investment banking results

Nomura said that net revenues in its investment banking business for the last three months of 2020 were the highest in nine years. Yet while it was a good quarter overall for the firm's wholesale…

African PE and VC association appoints new chief executive

Abi Mustapha-Maduakor joins from MedAccess, where she was head of business operations and finance

CDC Group to invest $1bn in Africa this year

The UK impact investor will target sectors such as finance and infrastructure and focus on easing the Covid-19 impact on economies and businesses

Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan names new senior managing director EMEA

Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan Board has appointed Nick Jansa as its new senior managing director, Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

Private equity pay is safe from pandemic hit – at least for now

In 2020, almost half of investors in Europe and Africa (48%) said they saw a rise in base compensation, according to a study by international recruitment firm Heidrick & Struggles

Francisco Partners buys CDK Global unit for $1.45bn

CDK’s international division services customers in Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Africa with automotive industry technology

AIIM expands third flagship Africa infra fund to $400m through capital increase

African Infrastructure Investment Managers has brought its third flagship pan-continental infra fund to $400m through a capital increase.

How Africa can self-finance its economic recovery

In the wake of a continent-wide recession, a recovery designed and financed largely by Africans is well within reach

Pacer Ventures looking to solve funding gap for African startups

Sub-Saharan Africa's funding gap is the 'most critical problem on the continent' according to Pacer Ventures, which has launched a new fund hoping to solve the issue.

Actis makes two investments in digital infrastructure in South Africa

The firm has acquired a controlling stake in fibre broadband provider Octotel and a minority interest in internet provider RSAWEB

Ex-Google exec, investment veteran team up to launch MENA-focused VC house Plus Venture Capital

A former Google executive and investment veteran have teamed up to launch a new venture capital fund targeting early-stage tech startups in the Middle East and North Africa region and its diaspora.

Actis powers up digital infrastructure investing with ZAR2.3bn Octotel buyout

Global emerging markets private equity major Actis has agreed a ZAR2.3bn ($140m) buyout of South African fibre network operator Octotel.

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