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In common with all parts of the world, emerging markets are having to take stock of a major health and economic crisis. But the rationale for non-bank finance is continuing to grow and returns can be attractive. Andy Thomson reports
As liquidity issues mount in emerging markets as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, private capital needs to finally start making its mark, says Walid Cherif of BluePeak Private Capital.
Nairobi-based EquaLife Group is seeking $20m for a permanent capital vehicle aimed to help businesses affected by the crisis.
Africa faces a huge gap in finance provision, and investors in the region need to take a hands on approach to succeed, according to Gemcorp CEO Atanas Bostandjiev
The fund will lend money to firms offering access to clean energy solutions for both households and business in emerging markets.
The Tunis and London-based firm is aiming for a first close in Q1 2020 as it targets an SME funding gap in the region.
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The strategy has experienced a spike in fundraising, and market players don’t think that will slow down anytime soon.
Sophia Damianou, who will oversee business development for the region, joins the firm from a London-based hedge fund.
Real asset debt and corporate loans were among the favourites of insurers, outpacing real asset equity strategies, hedge funds and public securities for planned allocation increases.
The private credit market in Africa may be relatively small but is playing an integral role in helping to fill the capital gaps left by the continent’s banks. Rebecca Szkutak reports
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