Investing in African Solar Power

Inspired Evolution’s Evolution II fund led the latest round of investment into affordable solar power company d.light. The Africa-focused investment advisory firm, who offers a “specialized clean energy infrastructure and resource efficiency investment advisory... read more

Inside One of Africa’s Biggest Private Equity Deals

Boston-headquartered Berkshire Partners has acquired a majority stake in South African data center services provider Teraco Data Environments. Permira, the previous majority owner, will continue to maintain a sizeable stake in the company. While the exact amount... read more

The Soaring Value of African Software Engineers

Andela, the African company building teams of talented engineers from the continent and placing them with companies who need their services, announced in January that they had completed a $100 million Series D round. Generation Investment Management led the round,... read more

Africa’s Notable Private Equity Deals in 2018

Word is getting out about Africa’s immense promise for investors. The continent is ripe with creative entrepreneurs and innovative businesses, creating more great investment opportunities than ever. Private equity contributions have sustained an upwards trajectory for... read more

DOB Equity Expands Agricultural Portfolio with Kentaste

DOB Equity’s keen eye for investment opportunities in Africa has identified another business. The Dutch impact investor, who has expanded its agricultural assets in recent months, announced in December a mid-sized equity and debt deal that acquires them a “substantial... read more

A Prime Channel for Investing in Africa: Logistics

There are active venture funds, and then there’s TLcom’s TIDE Africa Fund, which had an especially busy 2018. It closed its year with a fifth investment, adding to a portfolio that includes Andela, Twiga Foods, Terragon, and mSurvey by contributing to Kobo360’s $6... read more