Asoko's Series A Beats Target By 20%, Q1''s Review Of Private Equity Exits And Fund Raises

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Monday, April 09, 2018 02:51PM / Africa Capital Digest 

Here's the latest weekly wrap of the most interesting Africa-related private equity, infrastructure and venture capital deal stories, market opinion articles and information pieces.   

Deals and Deal News...

Private Equity
Consol plans return to JSE's main board
// africacapitaldigest.com
Consol, which was the subject of a take private deal by a group of private equity firms in 2007, is planning to re-list on the main board of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange.
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Growth Equity

Asoko Insight's Series A comes in 20% above target
// africacapitaldigest.com
Eight investors have teamed up to support Asoko's Insight's Series A round.
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Venture Capital
Proparco's investment in JUMO a first
// africacapitaldigest.com
Proparco is making its first direct investment in Africa's FinTech sector.
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Impact Investing
The Rise Fund and Kupanda seed energy finance play
// africacapitaldigest.com
TPG's Rise Fund is teaming up with Kupanda Holdings to seed Nithio Holdings, an energy finance company focused on off-grid sector opportunities in Africa.
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Sectors, Trends & Perspectives...

Trends
Q1 secondary sales account for most private equity exits
// africacapitaldigest.com
Sales by private equity firms to fellow private equity firms dominated the portfolio exits Africa Capital Digest reported on during the first quarter of this year.
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Trends
7 private capital fund closes recorded in first quarter
// africacapitaldigest.com

During the first 3 months of the year, Africa Capital Digest tracked a combined total of seven interim and final fund closes for Africa-focused infrastructure, private equity and venture capital funds.
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Trends
Banks see uptick in Middle East and Africa M&A deals
// africacapitaldigest.com
Bloomberg reports that investment banks see the pace of transactions in the Middle East and Africa gaining momentum after a busy first quarter.
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Companies, People & Profiles...

Companies
BPE Partners' IPO more than 84x oversubscribed
// africacapitaldigest.com
Demand for shares in the retail tranche of BPE Partners' IPO proved to be very strong.
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Companies
500 Startups gets strategic investor
// africacapitaldigest.com
500 Startups, the venture firm and accelerator, got an investor of its own last week.
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Current Job Postings... 

Chief Administrative Officer, Financial Inclusion at Omidyar // omidyar.com
Based in Washington, DC, United States
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Managing Director, TMT Investments at FOSUN RZ Capital // linkedin.com
Based in Johannesburg, South Africa
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Country Director, Uganda at One Acre Fund // oneacrefund.org
Based in Kampala, Uganda
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New this week...
Director of Synergies at Secha Capital // sechacapital.com
Based in Johannesburg, South Africa
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Principal, Strategic Investments Fund at Gates Foundation // gatesfoundation.org
Based in Seattle, United States
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Investment Manager at Flat6Labs Central // flat6labs.com
Based in Cairo, Egypt
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Investment Manager, Project Finance at CDC // cdcgroup.com
Based in London, United Kingdom
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Investment Executive, Impact Funds, Intermediated Equity at CDC // cdcgroup.com
Based in London, United Kingdom
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Finance Advisory Specialist at One Acre Fund // oneacrefund.org
Based in Nairobi, Kenya
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New this week...
Associate, ESG at WSP // wsp.com
Based in Johannesburg, South Africa
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Venture Builder at Enviu East Africa // enviu.org
Based in Nairobi, Kenya
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Senior Financial Analyst at Inspired Evolution // inspiredevolution.com
Based in Cape Town, South Africa
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