Member News
28 March 2024
Open Society invests US$25mn to boost global climate projects
The Soros Economic Development Fund (SEDF), the impact investment arm of the Open Society Foundations, is committing $25 million to Allied Climate Partners (ACP)—a new and innovative public-private partnership focused on increasing the number of bankable climate projects in emerging markets and developing economies around the world.
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22 March 2024
AfDB, BII, DEG, FMO, IFC and others invest in fertilizer production in Nigeria
IFC today announced a $1.25 billion financing package alongside partners to Indorama Eleme Fertilizer and Chemicals Limited in Nigeria. The investment will allow Indorama to ramp up its fertilizer production and develop a port terminal for exports, supporting food production and food security across regional and international markets, while fostering job creation in Nigeria.
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20 March 2024
IFC partners in US$5mn investment to boost African startup ecosystem
To bolster the startup ecosystem in Africa, IFC today announced a $5 million equity investment in P1 Ventures, a pan-African venture capital fund focused on pre-seed and seed stage investments in fintech, health, e-commerce marketplaces, and software.
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19 March 2024
Admauis Capital Partners invests in Egyptian healthcare and wellness company
Admaius Capital Partners (“Admaius”) (www.Admaius.com), an Africa focussed private equity investor operating across several growth markets, today announced a strategic partnership with Parkville Holding Company B.V. (“Parkville” or the ‘Company’), a leading healthcare and wellness company in Egypt operating across several high-growth sub-segments.
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19 March 2024
AfricInvest in $100mn series B global mobility fintech deal
Adiwale Fund I and Investisseurs & Partenaires (I&P), through its fund IPAE 2, announced the acquisition of a majority stake in VRS Africa. The company offers operational car leasing and fleet management services for corporate clients.
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11 March 2024
Aruwa Capital Management co-leads US$3mn investment in diagnostics service provider
Aruwa Capital Management, an early-stage growth equity and gender lens fund investing in Nigeria and Ghana, is pleased to announce a $1.5 million investment into MDaaS Global (“MDaaS” or the “Company”), a modern, tech-enabled healthcare company enabling clinically underserved communities, access to quality and affordable healthcare and diagnostic services across Africa. The round was co-led by Aruwa Capital Management and Newtown Partners, an existing investor along with participation from Ventures Platform.
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8 March 2024
Bpifrance co-invests in global technology investment firm
• Mubadala and Bpifrance jointly invest in Partech Africa II, which reached a hard cap of €280mn • Partech Africa II is the largest venture capital fund dedicated to technology startups in Africa • This is the first investment made through the Africa co-investment partnership between Mubadala and Bpifrance Mubadala Investment Company (“Mubadala”), an Abu Dhabi-based global sovereign investor, and Bpifrance, the French public investment bank, today announced a joint investment in global technology investment firm Partech's latest Africa-focused venture capital fund, Partech Africa II.
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4 March 2024
IFC invests US$5mn to support trade development in Guinea
To help boost trade in Guinea amidst local and global challenges, IFC today announced a trade finance facility of up to $5 million for Coris Bank International Guinea (CBI Guinea).
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28 February 2024
DEG's €1.9bn investment drives sustainable development impact
Deutsche Investitions- und Entwicklungsgesellschaft mbH, continued to forge ahead in 2023 despite a still challenging environment: It committed a new record volume of EUR 1.9 billion for private investments in developing and emerging countries (2022: EUR 1.6 billion). DEG mobilised a further EUR 613 million from other investors, significantly more than in the previous year (2022: EUR 487 million). The DEG portfolio grew to EUR 10.3 billion.
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21 February 2024
Verod invests in West Africa's top fitness chain
Verod, a leading prominent African investment management firm specialising in private equity and venture capital, has invested in i-Fitness, West Africa’s largest and fastest-growing fitness chain. This investment is the most recent investment from the Verod Capital Growth Fund III, marking the sixth addition to the fund’s portfolio.
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21 February 2024
AFC investment in AMCE Nigeria
Africa Finance Corporation (AFC), the continent's leading instrumental infrastructure solutions provider, today signed an equity investment term sheet, pledging up to US$40 million towards the construction of the African Medical Centre of Excellence (AMCE) Abuja hospital. The visionary 500-bed medical health facility is currently being developed by Africa Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank), the leading trade finance bank for Africa, in partnership with King’s College Hospital, London (KCH). The agreement was signed at the inaugural AMCE African Health Forum in Abuja.
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15 February 2024
UBS Optimus Foundation and SEDF invests US$20mn in East Africa oxygen project
Hewatele, a medical oxygen producer in Kenya, has secured a 20 million USD funding package from Finnfund, DFC (the U.S. International Development Finance Corporation), SEDF (Soros Economic Development Fund), UBS Optimus Foundation and Grand Challenges Canada. Hewatele will use the debt and equity funds raised to finance the building of a liquid oxygen(LOX) manufacturing facility some 20kms in the outskirts of City of Nairobi, together with regional distribution capacity at key strategic regions within Kenya, while also doubling its existing capacity at hospital-based sites to produce and distribute medical oxygen using pressurized gas cylinders (GOX).
Member News
12 February 2024
Amethis invests in North African data management consultancy firm
Amethis completes a minority investment in BBI, the leading data management consultancy firm in the MENA region.
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12 February 2024
Swedfund's investment fuels financial inclusion in West Africa
Swedfund invests USD 5 million in a loan to Teyliom Finance, a subsidiary of Teyliom Group, a leading pan-African group active in five industries, across twelve countries. The investment is directed towards Bridge Bank Microfinance to strengthen financing for micro, small and medium sized enterprises (MSMEs) and is expected to enhance financial empowerment of women in Côte D'Ivoire.
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7 February 2024
EIB invests €115mn in MEDZ for Moroccan technology park expansion
The EIB is providing €115 million (approximately MAD 1.3 billion) to MEDZ, a wholly owned regional development subsidiary of CDG Group, to expand and modernise ten technology parks strategically located in five Moroccan regions. This financing reaffirms EIB cooperation with CDG Group.
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5 February 2024
Old Mutual announces investment in Afropulse Group
Old Mutual Alternative Investments (OMAI), through its Hybrid Equity capability, a specialist in innovative financial solutions, today announced a transformative R125 million preference share facility to Afropulse Group, a wholly black women-owned investment holding company, to restructure its funding, which is backed by an equity interest in Imperial Logistics South Africa, one of the country’s largest logistics firms.
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1 February 2024
Avanz Capital takes stake in Egyptia-based Bosta
Avanz Capital Egypt (ACE), the Egyptian private capital arm of Avanz Capital Management, and the General Partner of Avanz Manara for Private Equity (Avanz Manara) announced the investment in Bosta through Avanz Manara alongside other reputable institutional private capital firms. This investment aligns with the Avanz Manara mandate of supporting the growth of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in Egypt by making direct co-investments in SMEs or investing in SME focused private equity and venture capital funds. Avanz Manara is an Egyptian direct investment company regulated by FRA and was established in 2022 by predominant Egyptian banks and financial institutions.
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30 January 2024
Swedfund Invests in SME growth in francophone Africa
Sweden’s Development Finance Institution, invested 15 MEUR Joliba Capital Fund I. The investment will enable growth of small and medium sized companies which are key for private sector growth and job creation in the least developed regions of Francophone Africa.
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25 January 2024
Renew Capital invests in Sawa Energy
Confronting the critical challenge of energy in East Africa, Sawa Energy is changing how small and medium businesses access power. With operations in Rwanda and Uganda, Sawa Energy eliminates upfront costs, making solar and energy-efficient solutions more accessible and affordable.
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25 January 2024
FMO invests US$10mn in clean energy distribution in Africa
FMO, the Dutch Entrepreneurial Development Bank, has provided climate fintech platform Nithio with a USD 10 mln in funding for its investment vehicle, FAIR: the Facility for Adaptation, Inclusion, and Resilience. FAIR provides financing to companies offering clean energy solutions to households and small enterprises in Africa.
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23 January 2024
IFC invests in Sonatel's securitization for Senegal connectivity
To help expand reliable 4G coverage in Senegal, especially to rural and underserved parts of the country, IFC today announced anchor investments in two bonds issued by a securitization vehicle of Sonatel, a leading mobile network operator in West Africa.
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22 January 2024
British International Investment  invests in Ghana's eSAL expansion
Growth Investment Partners (GIP) Ghana, a platform created by British International Investment (BII), the UK’s development finance institution and impact investor, today announced its first investment in Ghanaian Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) company E-Services Africa Limited (eSAL). The investment will support eSAL’s growth and its global delivery of cost-effective and high-quality outsourcing solutions for businesses.
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12 January 2024
IFC invests US$30mn in AIIM Fund
To boost essential infrastructure development in countries across Africa, IFC today announced a $30 million equity investment in the Africa Infrastructure Investment Fund 4 Partnership (AIIF4).
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11 January 2024
British International Investment commits US$40mn to Apis Growth Markets Fund III
British International Investment, the UK’s development finance institution and impact investor, today underlined its support for fintech entrepreneurs with a $40 million commitment to a new Apis fund – the Apis Growth Markets Fund III (“Apis III”). Apis Partners LLP (“Apis”) is a UK-based private equity firm investing exclusively in high-growth, capital-light, tech-enabled financial services businesses globally.
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10 January 2024
EIB invests US$30mn in Seedstars Africa Ventures
Innovative businesses and start-ups across Africa will benefit from better access to risk capital thanks to a US$30 million equity investment by EIB Global in the Seedstars Africa Ventures I venture capital fund. Increased access to capital will allow companies to grow, creating skilled jobs and improving products and services for businesses and consumers. The fund will invest in companies developing and implementing digital technologies, in particular those addressing basic needs such as education, healthcare and utilities, or enhancing goods, services and efficiency.
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9 January 2024
Africa50 reaches first close with US$222.5mn
Africa50 Group, the pan-African infrastructure investment platform announced today the successful first close of the Africa50 Infrastructure Acceleration Fund (Africa50 – IAF) on December 29th, 2023 - securing $222.5 million in commitments.
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8 January 2024
Norfund partners to provide financing for power transmission and distribution
Affirma Capital (formerly Standard Chartered Private Equity (“SCPE”)) has led a US$145 million investment into CEC in an unprecedented single-asset continuation deal in Africa. The private equity firm originally invested in CEC in March 2014 via a structured equity investment backing the Company’s controlling shareholder. In March 2018, Affirma Capital converted its investment into a 34.64% shareholding in CEC.
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8 January 2024
IFC commits €300m loan for renewable energy expansion.
The International Finance Corporation (IFC) announced today a green and sustainability-linked loan (SLL) of €300 million (equivalent to $329 million) to Iberdrola. IFC's loan will finance renewable energy projects in emerging markets, including a number of countries that currently rely heavily on coal, such as Morocco, Poland, and Vietnam. IFC has already committed a first tranche of €170 million, which will finance onshore wind projects in Poland.
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2 January 2024
EIB commits €400mn in renewable energy transition
The European Investment Bank (EIB) has committed €400 million to support a significant new investment for MYTILINEOS Energy and Metals (MYTILINEOS), which will accelerate renewable energy production across Greece and other EU states.