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Dec 10 2008 | 1:17pm ET
CDC Group, the U.K. government-owned fund of funds, is seeking proposals from private equity fund managers for a fund that will invest in sustainable forestry in sub-Saharan Africa.
CDC invests in private equity funds that have a focus on emerging markets, with a particular emphasis on Africa and South Asia. The group views forestry as a growing asset class, which has experienced under-investment in emerging markets, especially Africa. It also believes that forestry is under-represented in its own portfolio.
To that end, CDC is ponying up US$50 million to US$100 million to finance its forestry mandate.
Proposals for the mandate, which can be accessed from CDC’s Web site, are due on Jan. 15.
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…