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June 2016

4Di holds R256mln close for new venture fund

June 19, 2016

Early stage venture capital firm 4Di Capital held a R256 million (approximately $16.9 million) first close for its new technology venture fund last week, receiving initial commitments of R256 million [more...]

Implus buys South Africa’s MCN

June 19, 2016

Implus, an American provider of athletic, fitness and outdoor accessories which is majority owned by Boston-based private equity firm Berkshire Partners, has acquired MCN Solutions, a Cape Town-based [more...]

Brait looking to open flush war chest

June 19, 2016

Having built up a significant war chest for acquisitions over the last year, Brait is looking to deploy some of its significant capital reserves on acquisitions. Having reported R4.3 billion in cash [more...]

Africa’s Eurobond issuance slows

June 19, 2016

As U.S. rates tighten and raise the costs of paying back dollar-denominated debt, African governments will likely curtail foreign currency bond sales in the coming months. While African nations sold [more...]

Huge unmet needs in Kenya says Mworia

June 19, 2016

Kenya’s surging consumer base is creating significant demand for products and services across a number of sectors. In this brief Q&A piece, James Mworia, CEO of Centum Investments, one of the [more...]
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