Monday, 30 March 2015
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Mar 11 2008 | 2:00am ET
GroFin Capital is raising a private equity fund that will invest in small and medium enterprises in sub-Saharan Africa. The firm is looking to raise US$130 to US$150 million for the GroFin Africa Fund.
International Finance Corp. is investing up to $30 million in the new offering.
Unlike other p.e. funds, the Africa Fund will look to deploy capital to more than 500 companies, in contrast to the traditional 10 to 15 companies that a p.e. fund will invest in over the life of the fund.
GroFin, in partnership with Shell Foundation, was established in 2004 and was founded by Jurie Willemse of South Africa.
Mar 9 2015 | 6:35am ET
As more investors look to diversify, many are beginning to use retirement funds to invest in alternative assets such as private equity and real estate. Kelly Rodriques, CEO & President of PENSCO Trust Company, explains how companies can connect with those looking to use their retirement accounts in a different way. Read more…
Mar 20 2015 | 12:45pm ET
StreetWise Partners, a non-profit organization that works with low-income individuals to help them overcome employment barriers, raised over $275,000 at the 2015 Raising the Ante Charity Poker Tournament and Casino Event last Wednesday evening at Capitale. Here are some photos from the event. Read more…