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Welcome to your one-stop resource for African frontier market insights, analysis and reports on the enormity of the untapped promise hidden within the continent.

DOB Equity Investing in Ten Senses Africa

Dutch private equity fund DOB Equity has backed rapidly growing organic, fair-trade certified Kenyan macadamia nut producer Ten Senses Africa. Sustainable growers represent a tremendous channel for investing in Africa, as businesses across the continent are being... read more

Odey Asset Management Latest Investor in JUMO

Technology investors continue to see potential in JUMO. The financial technology company secured a $12.5 million investment from London-headquartered Odey Asset Management. The addition to their recent, Goldman Sachs-led $52 million round, brings the company’s total... read more

Flutterwave’s Series A Extension Pays Off

An already-successful Series A round has become even more fruitful for Flutterwave. After raising $10 million in an initial push that finished in August 2017 (led by Greycroft Partners and Green Visor Capital), the company has since increased that amount to over $20... read more

AfricInvest Sees Potential in Transportation & Logistics

AfricInvest has identified a quality investment opportunity in Côte d’Ivoire. The private equity fund manager announced in November that they would be backing Les Centaures Routiers (LCR) via their $273 million AfricInvest Fund III, to the tune of €12.2 million... read more

The U.S. Battles China for Influence in Africa’s Economy

Could the US and China’s ongoing verbal and economic sparring mean more investment opportunities in Africa? In a roundabout way, yes. In October, US President Donald Trump signed the Better Utilization of Investments Leading to Development (or BUILD) Act into law,... read more

Institutional Investors in South Africa Pledge Billions

Africa’s second-largest economy is garnering steady interest from investors. South African president Cyril Ramaphosa announced at the 2018 South African Investment Conference that “the country is witnessing a new narrative” after lingering recession had left 27... read more

Kenya-Based Food Supplier Lands $10 Million of New Funding

Kenya-based food supplier Twiga Foods is receiving an injection of capital. TLcom Capital and the IFC are co-leading a $10 million investment round for the company, investing $4 million and $3 million, respectively. They are joined by previous investors the Global... read more

New Naspers Initiative Supports African Tech Sector

One of the biggest technology investors in the world is doubling down on the African tech sector. Naspers recently announced the Naspers Foundry fund, set to launch in 2019. The $100 million fund is part of a $300 million overall investment in support of South... read more

Inside a New $200 Million Tech-Focused South African Firm

Romeo Kumalo, who once served as the CEO of Vodacom/Vodafone International, is no stranger to the market opportunity for digital technologies in Africa. As CEO of Vodacom, he was accountable for managing the cellular giant’s interest in African markets, so he has a... read more