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Perspectives Job creation

CDC-backed businesses in Africa and Asia create nearly 1.3 million new jobs

All Africa, UK. CDC Group plc, the UK’s government-owned development finance institution, has announced its 2014 annual results. The organisation, which invests to support the growth of businesses and create jobs in developing countries in Africa and South Asia, made 19 new investment commitments totalling £296.5m. New analysis also showed that CDC-backed businesses contributed to the creation of nearly 1.3 million new direct and indirect jobs in 2014. more

Perspectives Startup

Boda Boda – Here We Drive

Uganda. There is a beautiful success story to be reported from Uganda. Please read in an extensive article on VC4Africa about the rent-to-own a Motorbike-business Tugende and how they were successfully hitting their investment target of US$ 300.000 recently. more

Events Financing

Africa Finance Conference

Germany. Financing their business in Africa is often an issue for German companies. Therefore the Africa Verein der Deutschen Wirtschaft (German-African Business Association) will show different options of long and short term finance, private equity participation and governmental instruments and insurances. more

Facts Investment

Big Deal

Dubai, France, Ghana. Dubai based private equity group Abraaj has acquired African dairy firm Fan Milk International recently. Now the French multinational food-products corporation Danone has joined in the deal. Fan Milk is the leading manufacturer and distributor of icecreams, frozen dairy products and juices in West Africa. more