Sunday 14 February 2016

Ex AFDB Head Kaberuka Joins TPG/Satya as Senior Advisor

The former head of the African Development Bank (AfDB), Donald Kaberuka, will join TPG and Satya Capital as senior advisor to ‘provide counsel and insight on investment opportunities on the continent’. Satya Capital and TPG – who have announced their...

Catalyst Principal Partners Appoint New Chair of Investment Committee, Senior Advisor

During their annual investor cocktail, Catalyst Principal Partners have announced two appointments: Andrew Reicher will serve as the chairman of the firm’s investment committee, and Jim Seymour will join Catalyst’s board of senior advisors. Both bring...

KPMG South Africa Appoint Michael Rudnicki as Head of Private Equity

Advisory firm KPMG have announced the appointment of Michael Rudnicki as the new head of private equity, effective 1 September 2015, succeeding Warren Watkins: ‘Rudnicki is a partner in KPMG’s Corporate Tax practice and heads the Financial Services and...

TPG Hire Yemi Lalude as Africa Managing Partner

TGP Growth have appointed Yemi Lalude as Managing Partner for TPG Africa. He will also look after the company’s emerging-market investment activity in technology, media and telecoms. Lalude joins TPG from Adlevo Capital, which he founded in 2008 to invest...

South African Bowman Gilfillan Beef up PE Practice

South African law firm Bowman Gilfillan have hired partners John Bellew and James Westgate as well as senior associate Timothy McDougall from their Johannesburg competitor Webber Wentzel to beef up their private equity capacity: Chairman and senior...

TLcom Capital Hire Omobola Johnston to Head New Lagos Office

VC firm TLcom have announced the appointment of Omobola Johnson as general partner. She will also open and head their new Lagos office, after Nairobi the company’s second Africa office. Johnson served as Nigeria’s Minister of Communications from 2011 to...

Centum Capital Hire Brian Kiai as New Deputy Director

Kenyan investment firm Centum Capital have hired Brian Kiai as their new Deputy Director. In this position, he will mainly be in charge of the firm’s investment portfolio in real estate, but also drive their business in their new investment areas,...

Phatisa Appoint Stuart Bradley as Joint Managing Partner

Phatisa have announced the appointment of Stuart Bradley as Joint Managing Partner, joining Duncan Owens. Bradley had been a co-founder of Phatisa in 2005, and has most recently served as Senior Partner. Before that, he was managing partner of the Aureos...

Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund Appoints Emilio Cattaneo as Executive Director

The Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund (EAIF) appointed Emilio Cattaneo as their first executive director. Cattaneo joins EAIF from fund manager Climate Change Capital where he had served as Director Asset Managed and had worked on establishing an Africa...

KKR Appoint Former Bolloré Africa Logistics CEO as Senior Advisor

Global investment firm KKR have announced the appointment of Dominique Lafont, the former president and chief executive officer of Bolloré Africa Logistics, as a senior advisor to the firm. In announcing the appointment, KKR director and head of KKR’s...

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