Monday, September 27, 2021

Software deals reign

African venture capital deal-making in 2020 saw the software space emerge as the most popular space, delivering the largest deal volumes across all segments.

VCA Tech Talk: Q&A with Steven Grin, Managing Partner at Lateral Capital

Q1: What number excites you in African technology investing? There has been an approximate 50% compound annual growth rate (CAGR)...

Top 15 VC Funds to Watch in 2021

As venture capital deal making heats up in Africa, LPs are presented with a diversity of funds that are looking to tap early-stage...

Africa VC deals hit record high

African venture capital deal-making has hit record high volumes bolstered by a frenzy of investment interest in Africa’s technology space. Early-stage...

VCA Tech Talk Interview – Tobi Oke – V8 Capital Partners

Q&A with Tobi Oke, Managing Partner at V8 Capital Partners Q1: Which number excites you in African technology investing?

African fundraising plummets 65%

Africa’s private equity fundraising has plummeted 65% year-on-year, dragged down by overall emerging markets figures that dropped about 70% over the period.

CDC plans $1bn for Africa

UK’s development finance institution (DFI) CDC is looking to invest over $1 billion, across Africa in 2021 – as it works to expand...

DFC and Morocco seal SSA deals plan

US International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) has signed a $3 billion co-investment agreement with the Government of Morocco to cover deals, across the country...

DFC sets up $4bn COVID liquidity platform

US International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) has launched a $4 billion coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) liquidity platform that will look to inject follow-on capital...

DFIs set up COVID crisis liquidity plans

A number of development finance institutions (DFIs) have sealed a pact aimed at thawing frozen capital markets across emerging markets, on the back of...