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Ecobank raises $200 million on international debt market, to finance SMEs mainly


 | Source: Ecofin Agency

Togo-based holding, Ecobank, has raised $200 million on the international debt market, via a syndicated debt.

Uganda: Pan African Equity Firm Acquires Stakes in AON Africa Operations


 | Source: AllAfrica

The Insurance Regulatory Authority of Uganda (IRAU) has okayed the takeover of a top insurance broker AON-Uganda by a South African private equity (PE) firm CapitalWorks.

The insurance industry regulator also raised no objection with transfer of operations and the change of name from AON Uganda to now Minet Limited.

As a result of the acquisition of the British multinational Aon Plc Africa stakes by CapitalWorks, some of the AON's sub-Saharan operations including Uganda, has been transferred...

Ethiopian Companies to Benefit From EIB Backing for U.S.$100m Private Equity Fund


 | Source: All Africa - European Investment Bank

The European Investment Bank (EIB) will support private equity investment across Ethiopia though support for the new USD 100m Cepheus Growth Capital Fund.

Africa: AfDB Investments in Africa Hit a Record Shs40 Trillion


 | Source: The Monitor; All Africa

The African Development Bank Group (AfDB) has invested more than US $10.80 billion (about Shs39.6 trillion) worth of projects and programmes in Africa during the year 2016 through the roll-out of its High-5 priorities and the new Development and Business Delivery Model.

MFW4A Hosts Roundtable on Local Investors and Long-term Finance in Africa


MFW4A Secretariat and the Africa Pension Funds Network hosted a Roundtable on the theme “Local Investors and Long Term Finance in Africa: Developing the Buy Side”.

AfDB approves USD18.15 million to support South Sudan’s membership in the African Trade Insurance Agency and Trade & Development Bank


The ATI provides medium to long term credit and political risk insurance, as well as other risk mitigation products to its member countries and related public and private sector actors. These products directly encourage and facilitate foreign direct investment (FDI) as well as private sector investments in a fragile environment

South Sudan joins African export-import bank


The nation which is the youngest sovereign nation in the world joined the trade finance multilateral institution as a participating state.

Kenya: Pension schemes get go ahead to invest in derivatives


Pension schemes can now invest in all exchange traded derivatives and Reits.

Algeria: Approval of a concessional loan of 900 million euros granted by AfDB


It will favor the conditions for an inclusive economic growth

European Firms Partner on FSPs Growth in Nigeria, Sub-Saharan Africa


The partners will make available capital and strategies for development of FSPs

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