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Venture capital investment in Africa: Where the IFC is betting its money

We talk to Olawale Ayeni, regional head for Africa investments at IFC Venture Capital, about backing high-growth companies.

Investors eyeing Africa’s private education opportunity

'There is a huge tide, a demographic driver, about to arrive and demand more quality education.'

Private equity: Is it francophone Africa’s turn?

Some English-speaking African heavyweights are looking a lot less attractive to investors.

Why literacy rates should be taken seriously by investors in Africa

You need 40% literacy to grow sustainably and 70-80% to industrialise.

Zambian CEO on his new satellite town, and which sectors not to invest in

'If you build it, they will come,' says Mwiya Musokotwane, the 28-year-old CEO of Thebe Investment Management.

Investment firm on why it acquired a school in Angola

Angola-based investment firm ABO Capital recently announced that it has acquired a well-known Turkish school situated south of the capital Luanda.

Recent Articles

  1. Fundo Soberano de Angola announces investment updates for Q2 2017

    12 October, 2017
    The FSDEA’s total assets increased by $60m to $5.05bn from $4.99bn in 2016.
  2. Value of M&A transactions involving sub-Saharan Africa the highest since 2013

    11 October, 2017
    Investment banking fees reach an estimated $366.3m in the first nine months of 2017.
  3. The business case for Cameroon’s first premier cinema

    27 September, 2017
    The cinema will add to the leisure and entertainment offering at the new Douala Grand Mall.
  4. Zambian CEO on his new satellite town, and which sectors not to invest in

    3 September, 2017
    'If you build it, they will come,' says Mwiya Musokotwane, the 28-year-old CEO of Thebe Investment Management.
  5. Venture capital investment in Africa: Where the IFC is betting its money

    22 August, 2017
    We talk to Olawale Ayeni, regional head for Africa investments at IFC Venture Capital, about backing high-growth companies.
  6. Investors eyeing Africa’s private education opportunity

    15 August, 2017
    'There is a huge tide, a demographic driver, about to arrive and demand more quality education.'
  7. Investment firm on why it acquired a school in Angola

    14 August, 2017
    Angola-based investment firm ABO Capital recently announced that it has acquired a well-known Turkish school situated south of the capital Luanda.
  8. Why literacy rates should be taken seriously by investors in Africa

    27 July, 2017
    You need 40% literacy to grow sustainably and 70-80% to industrialise.
  9. Education is key to realising Africa’s demographic dividend

    5 July, 2017
    The value of Africa's private education market is estimated to rise to over $2bn over the next five years.
  10. The journey so far: Lexi Novitske, principal investment officer, Singularity Investments

    29 June, 2017
    Talking tough situations and untapped business opportunities with Nigeria-based investor.
  11. Opportunities for private equity

    21 June, 2017
    Private capital is being courted, and African investors may be more prepared for the higher perceived risk than their foreign counterparts.
  12. Africa’s maturing private equity market

    14 June, 2017
    In the short-term, it is highly likely that Africa will continue to experience a GDP growth that far outpaces the rest of the world.
  13. A checklist for African mid-stage companies looking to stand out to investors

    8 June, 2017
    Tips from Johnni Kjelsgaard, founder of GrowthAfrica.
  14. Better times ahead for Ghana’s economy

    6 June, 2017
    The medium-term prospects point towards a recovery of economic growth.
  15. Interview: Searching for Africa’s alternative investment opportunities

    30 May, 2017
    We speak to Paul Boynton, the CEO of Old Mutual Alternative Investments.
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