July 9th, 2018
The  weekly roundup of Africa's Private Capital news

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This week's issue supported by...             
Deal News...
Private Equity Infrastructure
AIIM takes significant stake in Airports company
African Infrastructure Investment Managers is taking a significant stake in Société d'Exploitation et de Gestion Aéroportuaires, holders of a portfolio of airport investments in West and Central Africa.

AIIM takes significant stake in West and Central African airports concession operator Société d'Exploitation et de Gestion Aéroportuaires
Private Equity
Alta Semper backs Moroccan specialty healthcare firm
Making its third investment in Africa's healthcare sector, Alta Semper Capital is backing Morocco's leading oncology, radiology and diagnostics firm.
Private Equity
Taaleri makes Kenyan real estate mezzanine deal
Taaleri is making a further commitment to Cytonn Investments' Kenyan real estate development projects.
Private Equity
Vantage Capital makes first Mauritian investment
Africa's largest mezzanine fund manager, Vantage Capital, is making its first investment in Mauritius by backing a mixed-use, residentially focused real estate development on the island's west coast.
Private Equity
Apis teams up with Crossfin for new payments platform
Apis Partners and Crossfin Technology Holdings are partnering together on a new payments venture, Crossfin Apis Transaction Solutions.
Fund & Fundraising News...
Private Equity
Obviam backs Ethos's latest mezzanine fund
Obviam is making a commitment to Ethos Mezzanine Partners 3, a $150 million generalist fund which launched in February last year.
Strategies & Perspetives...
This week's issue supported by...             
Partner Content - Private Equity
Still wanted: smart, strategic private equity deals
T he past three years have reset benchmarks in private equity and debt markets. Whereas there was previously far more "easy" money to be had says RMB Corvest the economic downturn has brought with it an increasingly realistic and sober approach to investment, and an appreciation that one can no longer expect to  achieve  the same level of gearing.
Perspectives
How well are Africa's Sovereign Wealth Funds managed?
Writing in African Business, Rafiq Raji looks at the question of how well Africa's sovereign wealth funds are managed.
Perspectives
Ways South Africa can better help tech entrepreneurs
An op-ed piece from Google's Public Policy Manager in South Africa on the seven ways in which the country can help its technology entrepreneurs
Companies, People & Profiles...
People
Akinpelu joins Renaissance Capital in Lagos
Renaissance Capital has hired Adedapo Akinpelu to join the investment bank's Lagos office.
Profile
The tall, lawyer, investor and philanthropist in a power suit
A profile in Forbes Africa of Gbenga Oyebode, a founder of the eponymous Nigerian commercial law firm Aluku & Oyebode.
Current Job Postings...
Highlighted job...             
Chief Operating Officer at Cauris Management  // caurismanagement.com
Based in Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire
New this week...
Principal Investment Officer, Renewable Energy at African Development Bank  // afdb.org
Based in Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire
Investment Director at Cauris Management  // caurismanagement.com
Based in Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire
Investment Executive, Impact Funds, Intermediated Equity at CDC  // cdcgroup.com
Based in London, United Kingdom
Manager, Transacton Services at Deloitte 
// deloitte.com
Based in Johannesburg, South Africa
Manager, Valuations at Deloitte 
// deloitte.com
Based in Johannesburg, South Africa
Executive, Development Impact, Financial Institutions at CDC  // cdcgroup.com
Based in London, United Kingdom
Investment Officer, Energy at FMO  // fmo.nl
Based in The Hague, Netherlands
Investment Officer, Financial Institutions Africa at FMO  // fmo.nl
Based in The Hague, Netherlands
Senior Associate Private Equity Energy Africa at FMO  // fmo.nl
Based in The Hague, Netherlands
Associate at Cauris Management  // caurismanagement.com
Based in Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire
Upcoming Conferences...
Highlighted Event...             
CAPEX 2018: Championing the African Professional Experience 
Nairobi, August 30th, 2018
TMT Finance Africa 2018 
London, September 19th, 2018
Regional Energy Cooperation Summit 
Accra, September 26th to September 28th, 2018
Bonds, Loans and Sukuk East Africa 
Nairobi, October 2nd, 2018
SuperReturn Africa 
Cape Town, November 5th to November 7th, 2018
Bonds, Loans and Sukuk Nigeria 
Lagos, November 6th, 2018
Project, ECA & Structured Finance Middle East and Africa 
Dubai, November 6th to November 7th, 2018
Africa Renewable Energy Forum 
Marrakech, November 15th to November 16th, 2018
Gas Options: North & West Africa Summit 
Marrakech, November 15th to November 16th, 2018
International Gas Cooperation Summit 
Durban, December 4th to December 5th, 2018
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