Tuesday 23 May 2017

Investec Appoint Peter Baird as Head of African Private Equity

Investec Asset Management have appointed Peter Baird as the Managing Principal for the firm’s African private equity funds. Previously, Baird led Standard Chartered’s private equity team in Johannesburg, and built a USD900m portfolio. Investec Asset...

EAVCA Appoint Two Co-Executive Directors

The East Africa Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (EAVCA) has appointed two co-executive directors to succeed outgoing executive director Nonnie Wanjihia: Eva Warigia will be in charge of EAVCA’s advocacy and intelligence, including policy...

SAVCA Appoints New CEO

The Southern African Venture Capital and Private Equity Association (SAVCA) has appointed Tanya van Lill as their new CEO. She will take over from outgoing CEO Erika van der Merwe on 1 March 2017. Van Lill holds an MBA from the Gordon Institute of...

Akinola Leaves KKR to Start Fund with Chigwende

Kayode Akinola is leaving KKR to set up a new investment firm with Marlon Chigwende, former head of Africa at Carlyle. Their new firm, Arkana Partners, will focus on equity investments of up to USD100m, but will mostly focus on the USD20m-USD60m range. He...

EAVCA’s Executive Director Joins ECP

Nonnie Wanjihia Burbidge, who has served as the executive director of the East Africa Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (EAVCA), will leave the organisation at the end of October 2016. She joins private equity firm Emerging Capital Partners...

SAVCA Appoint Boynton, Goddard, Maitin as New Board Members

The Southern African Venture Capital and Private Equity Association (SAVCA) has made three new board appointments following their AGM on 21 September – from their release: Paul Boynton is the CEO of Old Mutual Alternative Investments (OMAI),...

Chigwende Leaves Carlyle to Set Up New Fund

Carlyle’s Managing Director and Co-Head of the Sub Saharan Africa Team, Marlon Chigwende, has reportedly left the company in August to set up his own firm. Chigwende had joined Carlyle in 2011, having previously served as Head of Africa Principal Finance...

Standard Chartered Private Equity to Reduce Team

Reuters report that Standard Chartered Private Equity will reduce their African PE team, and Peter Baird, who headed the African fund, will leave the team and be replaced by Ronald Tamale. Citing unnamed sources, Reuters also write that Yemi Osindero...

Quantum Global Appoint Regional Director for Mozambique and Angola

Quantum Global Group have announced the appointment of David Mauro Figueiredo de Carvalho as the group’s new regional director for Lusophone Africa. Carvalho has a track record of more than 16 years in banking and investments and holds a Bachelor of...

AFC Appoint Grant T Harris as New Independent Director

The Africa Finance Corporation (AFC) have announced the appointment of Grant T Harris as a new independent director. Harris joins AFC after serving on the US National Security Council for the past four years. He was in charge of developing US policies on...

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