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VC firm 212 to deploy EUR 32m in two years, gears up for exits

212, a venture capital firm focusing on Turkey, eastern Europe, the Middle East and north Africa, is looking to conduct five to eight further investments, with EUR 32m left in its latest fund to deploy.

Women in PE continue to earn less than male counterparts – survey

Female private equity professionals in Europe and Africa continue to earn less than their male counterparts at partner, principal and associate levels, according to Heidrick & Struggles' 2021 EMEA Private Capital Compensation Survey.

DPI raises one of the largest ever funds dedicated to investing global capital in Africa

Africa-focused investor Development Partners International raised more than $1.1bn of new capital targeting dealmaking on the continent. The post DPI raises one of the largest ever funds dedicated to investing global capital in Africa first

BluePeak holds $115m first close for flagship fund as Covid-19 generates ‘substantial financing needs’ in Africa

Africa-focused buyout house BluePeak Private Capital has held a $115m first close for its first flagship private credit and mezzanine fund. The firm is targeting a final close of $200m, with a hard cap of

AFC eyes up to $2bn for new fund fighting huge climate change impact on Africa’s infrastructure

Africa Finance Corp has launched a new asset management arm with plans to raise up to $2bn over the next three years, targeting infra investments aimed at managing climate change challenges such as rising temperates

African debt fund pair get commitments boost from development finance institution CDC Group

UK development finance institution CDC Group has backed a pair of Africa-focused investment funds with a total of $60m as the first investments from its new credit strategy. The post African debt fund pair get

Actis hires former-AXA exec Daulon du Laurens to lead EMEA fundraising, investor relations

Global emerging markets investor Actis has named Charles Daulon du Laurens as head of EMEA within its investor development group to lead fundraising and investor relations activities across Europe, the Middle East and Africa. The

AMB :- EMEA region sees record-breaking VC investment in H1 2021

Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) region saw US$39.1 billion in Fintech investment in H1'21, including a record US$15.1 billion in venture capital (VC) funding, said a study. Accordin...Article Link

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.

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