August 13th, 2018
The  weekly roundup of Africa's Private Capital news


Welcome to the latest preview of our weekly wrap of the most interesting Africa-related private equity, infrastructure and venture capital deal stories, market opinion articles and information pieces. 
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This week's issue supported by...             
Deal News...
Private Equity
PAPE Funds makes first deal in logistics sector
PAPE Fund Managers' third fund is backing one of South Africa's largest logistics companies....

PAPE Funds makes first logistics sector deal with acquisition of significant stake in South Africa's Laser Group 
Private Equity
African Rainbow Capital takes control of TymeDigital
African Rainbow Capital is buying the rest of TymeDigital's equity it does not already own....
Private Debt
TLG Capital backs Rwandan mattress maker
TLG Capital's investing debt in Metafoam, a Rwandan mattress maker...
Private Debt
OPIC backs Tugende with debt
OPIC's providing a loan to Tugende in Uganda....
Fund & Fundraising News...
Private Equity
IFC mulls commitment to Cepheus's maiden fund
Cepheus Growth Capital in line for a commitment from the IFC...
Projects & Portfolio Companies...
Private Equity
Private equity-backed CiplaQCIL to list in September
CiplaQCIL plans to float on the Ugandan Stock Exchange...
Sectors & Strategies...
This week's issue supported by...             
Partner Content - Private Equity
The Symbiosis of Entrepreneurs and Private Equity
Like entrepreneurs, Private Equity operates in the higher-risk investment arena. "Neither entrepreneurs nor PE players are satisfied with mediocre performance or with average returns," notes Mike Donaldson, CEO of RMB Corvest. "Both would rather carry risk for superior returns - and both have the foresight to perceive high yield potential."
Trends & Perspectives...
America's new agency to boost EM investment
Writing in the Financial Times, Aubrey Hruby looks at the new, streamlined investment capabilities promised by the new U.S. development finance institution...
Q&A: Supporting Africa's Entrepreneurs
Devex sits down with Jean-Philippe Stijns, a Senior Economist at the European Investment Bank, to talk about supporting Africa's entrepreneurs and the sectors where you find most entrepreneurship on the continent...
Companies, People & Profiles...
Temasek, Abraaj hires boost Duet's private equity team
Duet  Group has announced the appointment of a number of new hires...
Current Job Postings...
Highlighted job...             
New this week...
Regional Coverage Principal, (Lusophone Countries) at Trade Development Bank  //
Based in Kenya or Mauritius or Mozambique
Chief Investment Officer at Afrexim Bank  //
Based in Cairo, Egypt and/or Port Louis, Mauritius
Regional Chief Operating Officer, SA at Afrexim Bank  //
Based in Harare, Zimbabwe
New this week...
Director, Equity, Consumer Telecoms & Technology at CDC  //
Based in London, United Kingdom
Senior Project & Infrastructure Finance Officer at Trade Development Bank  //
Based in Nairobi, Kenya
Trade Finance Officer at Trade Development Bank  //
Based in Nairobi, Kenya
Content Director at Asoko Insight  //
Based in London, United Kingdom
Investment Executive, Africa Funds, Intermediated Equity at CDC  //
Based in London, United Kingdom
Private Equity Associate, Africa Group at Clifford Chance  //
Based in London, United Kingdom
Upcoming Conferences...
Highlighted Event...             
Africa Renewable Energy Forum 
Marrakech, November 14th to November 15th, 2018
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
Gas Options: North & West Africa Summit 
Marrakech, November 14th to November 15th, 2018
International Gas Cooperation Summit 
Durban, December 4th to December 5th, 2018
And finally...
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All the best,
- Allan
Allan Cunningham
Editor & Publisher
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