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25 September 2023
Mediterrania Capital IV receives a €20mn commitment from Cassa Depositi e Prestiti S.p.A. (CDP Group)
Mediterrania Capital Partners, a Private Equity firm focused on growth investments for SMEs and mid-cap companies in North Africa and Sub-Saharan countries, is pleased to announce that Cassa Depositi e Prestiti S.p.A. (CDP Group) will be investing €20 million in the new MC IV fund to support mid-cap companies in North and Sub-Saharan Africa.
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22 September 2023
Metier announces first close of Metier Capital Growth Fund III 
Metier announced the first close for Metier Capital Growth Fund III, raising just over $182 million, with further commitments expected by final close positioning Metier to exceed its targeted fund size of $200 million.
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13 September 2023
Joliba Capital reaches first close for West and Central Africa fund
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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8 September 2023
AfDB's Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa raises US$50mn in new commitments from Germany and USA at Africa Climate Summit
The African Development Bank's Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA) welcomes approximately $50 million in new funding contributions from Germany and the United States. The contributions will serve to boost its position as one of the continent's leading climate finance facilities.
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23 August 2023
RH Managers raise R2bn to boost SA’s social and energy infrastructure
In Johannesburg today, 22 August 2023 - RH Managers (RHM), a Johannesburg-based private equity and infrastructure investment firm is on a fund-raising drive for a R2bn Social Impact Fund to boost South Africa’s healthcare and energy infrastructure.
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4 August 2023
Verdant Capital raises EUR10mn of debt funding for Bridge Taxi Finance
Bridge Taxi Finance (“Bridge Taxi”), a Mokoro Holdings subsidiary, is a development company offering finance and support products to the minibus taxi industry in South Africa. This includes strategic investments and associations in various industries supporting the developmental finance chain, from taxi finance to logistics, credit solution services, supply of parts, and vehicle servicing.
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31 July 2023
IFC invests in Metier to boost growth of mid-market companies in sub-Saharan Africa
To support the growth of mid-market companies in sub–Saharan Africa, IFC today announced an equity investment of US$25m in Metier Capital Growth Fund III (MCGF III) as well as a co-investment envelope of US$15mn to invest alongside the fund in select companies.
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13 July 2023
IFC invests in Amethis Partners’ fund to support African medium-sized businesses
Nairobi, Kenya, July 11, 2023—To support the development of medium-sized companies in Africa across a range of sectors, IFC today announced an investment in the first close of Amethis Partners' Amethis Fund III.
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10 July 2023
Amethis announces the first closing of Amethis Fund III at €140mn
Amethis and Edmond de Rothschild Private Equity announce the first closing of Amethis Fund III at €140 million. The fund will invest with impact in mid-sized companies in the most diversified economies of the African continent. 
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7 July 2023
African Development Bank invest in BluePeak Private Capital Fund
The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group has approved an $11 million equity investment in BluePeak Private Capital Fund toward its $155 million target for final close. The investment advances the Bank’s goal of supporting mid-size firms, including in the pharmaceuticals, agribusiness, manufacturing, and logistics sectors, across Africa.
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6 June 2023
Convergence Partners backs Yellow’s latest Series B funding round
Convergence Partners has announced the closure of its investment in Yellow, a provider of pay-as-you-go finance for off-grid solar home systems and connectivity solutions for low-income consumers in parts of East Africa.
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2 June 2023
Alitheia Capital's joint uMunthu II fund reaches €57mn first close
Goodwell Investments and its long-standing partner Alitheia Capital are proud to announce that a mixed group of investors are joining the journey to finance inclusive growth in Africa.
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31 May 2023
FSD Africa Investments backs Africa Climate Ventures
The investment represents the first institutional backing for the venture builder, which aims to assemble a portfolio of businesses focused on climate action across Africa, boosting continental participation in global carbon markets.
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2 May 2023
Injaro Ghana Venture Capital Fund (IGVCF) raises GHS25mn
The Minerals Income Investment Fund (MIIF) and Injaro Investment Advisors Ltd (IIAL) are delighted to announce the decision by the management and Board of Directors of MIIF to commit GHS25M to the Injaro Ghana Venture Capital Fund (IGVCF) which is managed by IIAL. 
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8 March 2023
LeapFrog companies reach 200m women, as firm commits to IFC gender equality program
LeapFrog Investments, the profit with purpose investment firm, today announced that its financial services and healthcare businesses have now crossed the threshold of reaching over 200 million women and girls, providing essential springboards and safety nets to help them rise into a better standard of living.
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2 March 2023
500 Global announce scale up program in Egypt to support pre-series A startups
500 Global, one of the world’s most active multi-stage venture capital firms, and The Egyptian Information Technology Industry Development Agency (ITIDA), announced the launch of 500 Global first batch of the Scale Up program in Egypt. The Scale Up program is focused on providing strategies and experimentation methodologies to accelerate growth for Pre-Series A startups in Egypt.
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2 February 2023
Convergence closes CPDIF at $296m
Convergence Partners has announced the successful closing of its Convergence Partners Digital Infrastructure Fund (CPDIF) at $296m, surpassing its initial target by over 18%.
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31 January 2023
Adenia Partners announces US$300mn first close for its fifth fund
Adenia Partners has announced the first close of its fifth flagship fund, Adenia V, with $300 million in commitments from investors.
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6 January 2023
FMO provides funding for motorcycle financing in Kenya and Uganda
Dutch development finance institution FMO has provided a US$15 million and US$5 million senior term loan to Wat Credit Kenya and Wat Credit Uganda, respectively.
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16 December 2022
LeapFrog Investments invests US$70mn in Sun King
Debevoise & Plimpton LLP has advised LeapFrog Investments (“LeapFrog”) as lead investor in Sun King’s $70 million equity investment round, part of an extension of its initial $260 million Series D round.
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15 December 2022
British International Investment backs Zambian climate entrepreneurs
$50 million credit line provided to Zambia National Commercial Bank in a boost for small businesses and climate-related projects in Zambia 
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5 December 2022
Female founded and led Aruwa Capital Management achieves final close on Fund I
Oversubscribed fund secures large backing from global institutional LPs Aruwa Capital Management (“Aruwa” or “Aruwa Capital”), a Lagos based female founded and led early-stage growth equity and gender lens investment fund, is pleased to announce the successful close of its first institutional fund, which was oversubscribed, surpassing its target of $20 million. The fund’s first institutional and anchor investor is Visa Foundation, followed by other investors such as Mastercard Foundation Africa Growth Fund, Nyala Venture, backed by Financial Sector Deepening Africa Investments and leading family businesses from Africa, Europe and the United States.