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Private equity set to boom in Africa, says Baker McKenzie & the Economist Corporate Network

Africa looks set for a bright future on the private equity front with activity on the rise, according to a new report which predicts that around a billion dollars could be invested in the next five years.

African IPOs Set to Double Capital Raised in 2016 - Baker & McKenzie

African IPOs Set to Double Capital Raised in 2016: Baker & McKenzie (Infographics)

Africa’s equity capital markets are set for a strong 2016 following a reasonable 2015 despite commodity price falls and capital flight from emerging markets hitting the continent’s major economies.

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Nigeria Deals Seen by Year-End as Equity Valuations Decline

Nigerian companies are turning into foreign acquisition targets as valuations slide with the price of oil, according to a law firm that advised on one of the country’s biggest Eurobond sales last year.

Stock Market

Record number of African firms join the queues to stock exchanges: 2015 already 'a bumper' year

The continent may have been lower on the agenda than it would have liked at the recently-concluded Davos economic meeting, but African companies are not waiting for external love, with new research showing that firms in the region will this year go public at their fastest rate ever.

Casablanca Finance City (CFC)

Casablanca Finance City: Morocco looks to be financial services gateway to Africa

Morocco aims to establish Casablanca Finance City (CFC) as a gateway for capital inflows to the African market.