FMO and Fairview Introduce Fund-of-Funds for Africa (Sub-Saharan Africa)

Dutch development bank FMO has announced the creation of an Africa-focused fund-of-funds in partnership with U.S.-based fund-of-funds manager Fairview Capital Partners. The FMO Fairview Africa Fund will make commitments to private equity funds in Africa and selectively co-invest alongside these funds. The fund’s target size is US$200 million, of… Read More

EM PE Review – Volume VIII, Issue 2

In this issue Articles Anti-Corruption: Guidance for EM PE Practitioners Fundraising Do’s and Don’ts: Lessons from EMPEA’s Inaugural Fundraising Masterclass Highlights from the 14th Annual Global Private Equity Conference Guest Commentary: Emerging Market Secondaries Come of Age: An Analysis by Pomona Capital Inside Perspectives: An… Read More

Highlights from the 14th Annual Global Private Equity Conference

Despite the shadows cast by Europe’s economic troubles and concerns of slowing economic growth in many emerging markets, most of the 875 participants attending the 14th Annual Global Private Equity Conference, co-hosted by EMPEA and IFC, were upbeat as they shared strategies and ideas on how to prevail as… Read More

Actis Exits Banque Commerciale du Rwanda (Sub-Saharan Africa)

Global emerging markets private equity firm Actis has sold its 80 percent stake in Banque Commerciale du Rwanda (BCR) to a consortium of investors including Kenyan regional bank I&M Bank Limited and French and German development finance institutions Proparco and DEG, with the Government of Rwanda retaining a 20… Read More

Waco International Sold to Ethos-led Consortium (Sub-Saharan Africa)

Waco International, a South Africa-based provider of forming, shoring and scaffolding services, as well as mobile modular buildings and sanitation services, has been sold to a consortium led by Ethos Private Equity. Also participating in the transaction were South African private equity firm RMB Ventures, African bank Standard Bank… Read More



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