Ghana: Mainstream buys Ayitepa wind project

Ireland’s Mainstream Renewable Power announced an agreement on 15 September to purchase the 225MW Ayitepa wind farm project from Swiss developer NEK Umwelttechnik. Mainstream said the project was in the latter stages of development with all major permits secured. Grid … Read More

60+ participants already registered to AIX:Energy

AIX:Energy will be held behind closed doors under the Chatham House Rule. Confirmed organisations to date include: 8 Miles • Actis • Africa Assets • Agua Imara • Asante Capital • Baker Botts • BDO • Belgian Investment Company BIO … Read More

LeapFrog raises $400m for social impact investments in Asia, Africa

LeapFrog Investments, a private equity firm backed by George Soros and JP Morgan, said it has raised $400 million for socially responsible investments in Asia and Africa – the largest ever for a fund specialising in low-income emerging market financial … Read More

Shell Foundation confirm participation at AIX:Energy

Pradeep Pursnani, Deputy Director at Shell Foundation has confirmed his participation at AIX:Energy and will share his insight on the barriers to scaling up inclusive energy markets for low-income consumers as well as look at innovations emerging in the market.

Green Africa Power LLP appoints Fund Management Adviser

Green Africa Power LLP appoints EISER Infrastructure Partners LLP, in collaboration with Camco Clean Energy plc, as Fund Management Adviser Green Africa Power LLP (GAP) is pleased to announce that it has signed a 5 year contract with EISER Infrastructure … Read More

Blackstone, Carlyle Join Africa’s Dangote for Investment

Blackstone Group LP (BX) and Carlyle Group LP (CG), the world’s two biggest private-equity firms, sought a partner in Africa to invest in the continent’s burdened energy infrastructure. They both found him in Aliko Dangote, Africa’s wealthiest man.

Citadel Capital’s Transformation

After a successful decade-long run as Africa’s largest private equity firm, Citadel Capital is transforming into an investment holding company with a focus on infrastructure and industry. As part of this transformation and in recognition of the close of our … Read More

KPLC PE Pioneer

Kenya’s conservative but fast-growing $7.8bn pension fund industry has just taken a pioneering step. For the first time since the 1990s, a leading Kenyan pension fund is putting its cash into a private equity fund. The pension fund for Kenya … Read More

DFID’s Impact Investment Fund

JPMorgan Chase and the UK Department for International Development will kick start promising businesses in East Africa through a new joint investment in Novastar Ventures. The new $5 million investment by JPMorgan Chase will be matched by an additional $15 … Read More