Friday 31 October 2014

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...

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...

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