Wednesday 23 April 2014

Atlas Mara Hire CEO, Agree Rwanda Deal with Former ADC Asset

After a slow start, Atlas Mara Co-Founder Bob Diamond is getting his groove on: The acquisition of fellow Africa bank investor BancABC/Africa Development Corporation (ADC) is under way. To beef up human resources, he has now hired former Barclays...

Latham & Watkins Poach Carlyle Partner Kem Ihenacho

Kem Ihenacho, London partner and co-head of Clifford Chance’s Africa practice, will move on Latham & Watkins as private equity partner, making him the third Carlyle contact at the law firm to join Latham & Watkins. He follows former colleagues...

AVCA Makes Six Appointments to Legal and Regulatory Committee

The African Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (AVCA) have made six new appointments to their Legal and Regulatory Committee: Karim S. Anjarwalla, Managing Partner, Africa Legal Network, Geoffrey Burgess, Partner, Debevoise & Plimpton,...

AfricInvest’s Ziad Oueslati Joins EMPEA Board

The Emerging Markets Private Equity Association (EMPEA) has elected Ziad Oueslati, founding partner of AfricInvest Group, and Maninder Saluja, partner and co-head of emerging markets at Quilvest, to their board of directors. Mr Oueslati already served as...

AVCA Appoints Two Additional Board Members

The African Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (AVCA) have appointed Andrew Johnstone, CEO at African Infrastructure Investment Managers (AIIM) and Ziad Oueslati, Founding Partner at AfricInvest-TunInvest Group – one of the founding members of...

Coors Fund ‘One Thousand & One Voices’ Open Johannesburg Office

‘One Thousand & One Voices’, the Africa private equity fund founded by John Coors, the heir of the Coors brewery, has opened its Johannesburg office and announced the hiring of three former Standard Bank employees: Leading the SA team will be...

CDC Hire Africa Regional Director

CDC have announced the appointment of Dolika Banda as their new Regional Director Africa with effect from 1 July 2013. She will be based in Johannesburg and Lusaka, but will work alongside the London investment team. Banda joins CDC after a 16-year...

KKR Hire Ex-CIA Director for Emerging Market Practice

Former CIA director David Petraeus has been hired by private equity heavy hitters KKR. The former four-star general will lead the firm's new public policy, economic research and emerging-market due diligence unit. The Wall Street Journal writes that ‘Mr...

Jacana Appoint Shaun Collyer as Chief Investment Officer

SME private equity fund managers Jacana Partners have appointed Shaun Collyer as their new Chief Investment Officer, a position newly created in the firm. Collyer will be based in Jacana’s Nairobi office and will be responsible for the implementation of...

WEF Nominates African PE Professionals as Young Global Leaders

The World Economic Forum (WEF) has included African PE professionals in their 2013 list of Young Global Leaders. Ventures Africa have dug up the CVs: Dr Andrew Kuper from South Africa is ‘the President and Founder of LeapFrog, the world’s first...

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