Monday 20 April 2015

Yida Kemoli Joins Phatisa from TransCentury

After six years as the Head of Corporate Finance and Strategy at Kenyan investment firm TransCentury, Yida Kemoli is joining fund manager Phatisa as Senior Partner East Africa. Kemoli started his career at JP Morgan’s European Debt Capital Markets...

StanChart’s Shankar Leaves to Set up PE Fund?

Standard Chartered’s head of Europe, Middle East, Africa and the Americas Viswanathan Shankar has announced that he will leave the bank at the end of April 2015, ending a 13-year career with the bank. The departure of one of StanChart’s five top...

Dag Skattum: In and Out of 1001 Voices in 2014

That was a short stint at new USD300m PE fund 1001 Voices, founded by Coors heir John Coors: Dag Skattum, hired by 1001 Voices in March 2014 as managing director and to head the fund manager’s London office, left again to become vice-chairman of JPMorgan’...

AVCA Appoint Joseph Boateng to Advisory Council

The African Private Equity and Venture Capital Association have announced the appointment of Joseph Boateng, Chief Investment Officer of the Casey Family Programs foundation, to its advisory council. Casey Family Programs was set up in 1966 by Jim Casey,...

Founder/CEO Dirk Harbecke Leaves ADC

This probably will not come as a great surprise to anyone who had followed the acquisition of ADC by Atlas Mara: Founder and CEO Dirk Harbecke has announced his departure from ADC. In April this year, ADC and Atlas Mara announced a ‘business combination...

SAVCA Appoints De Bruyn Sebotsa, Van Wyk as Directors

The Southern African Venture Capital and Private Equity Association (SAVCA) has announced two new board appointments: Sonja De Bruyn Sebotsa, Principal Partner at Identity Capital, and Arnold van Wyk, executive at RMB Corvest, will join the association’s...

TPG Moving into SSA with Antwi Hiring?

Private equity firm TPG Capital have reportedly hired Ghanaian Frederick Antwi,previously Vice President at Goldman Sachs Investments Partners, as an advisor to help development the firm’s investment strategy for Africa. Industry observers commented that...

Phatisa Hire Partner, Portfolio Management

Peter van As will join fund manager Phatisa as Partner, Portfolio Management, effective from this month. Van As holds a Masters degree in economics and has worked in several emerging markets for multinationals like Unilever, Diageo, and Smollan. In sub...

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...

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