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Keli Gadzekpo, CEO, Enterprise Group Limited (Center, standing). On March 13th, 2017, Enterprise Group opened an ultra-modern service center in Kumasi.

LeapFrog announces $180 million investment in Ghana's Enterprise Group

LeapFrog Investments, the profit-with-purpose investor in emerging markets, announced on Friday a total investment of USD 180m in Ghanaian financial services market leader, Enterprise Group Limited (EGL).

Nairobi, Kenya. The East African country is attracting private equity interest. Credit: Alamy/Financial Times

Private equity looks to East Africa for investment opportunities

Buyout groups investing in Africa are turning east and shunning the oil-rich western part of the continent as they grapple with the effect of low commodity prices on private equity’s final frontier.

Waitresses place a series of orders at the Orbit Place Java House, a chain of Kenyan cafes

East African assets attract private equity interest

Family businesses seek sales amid growth in buyout groups in the region

Felix Olale, Partner, LeapFrog Investments

LeapFrog acquires $22M majority stake in Kenya's Goodlife Pharmacy (Video)

LeapFrog Investments, a leading specialist investor in emerging markets, today announced its acquisition of a USD 22m majority stake in Kenya’s GoodLife Pharmacy.

Doug Lacey, Partner, LeapFrog Investments

LeapFrog invests in Ghana's UT Life

LeapFrog Investments (“LeapFrog”), a specialist investor in emerging markets announced in January that LeapFrog has acquired a majority stake in UT Life Insurance Company Ltd (“UT Life”), one of the key players in the life insurance sector in Ghana.

Prudential Financial and LeapFrog Investments launch $350M investment partnership to access high-growth markets in Africa

Prudential Financial and LeapFrog Investments launch $350M investment partnership to access high-growth markets in Africa

Prudential Financial and LeapFrog Investments announced on Thursday the launch of a $350 million investment partnership to access high-growth markets in Africa.

Mobile connectivity and technology in Africa: Ahead of the global game.

Mobile connectivity and technology in Africa: Ahead of the global game?

Mobile internet adoption in Africa is taking place at almost double the global rate, a trend that has sparked debate among development and tech enthusiasts as to whether this marks a radical shift in the way the internet of the future will be used and accessed.

Frank O’Neill, CEO, Swiss Re Middle East and Africa

World's second largest reinsurer Swiss Re in talks for Nigeria acquisition to tap African growth

Swiss Re AG, which has had an African presence for more than 60 years, said it’s in talks with Nigerian insurers to buy minority stakes and benefit from growth in the continent’s largest economy.

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Private equity firm LeapFrog buys $25M stake in financial technology company AFB Mauritius

LeapFrog Investments, the private equity firm with a focus on Africa and Asia, said it bought a minority stake in financial technology company AFB Mauritius Ltd. for $25 million in the fourth deal for its Fund II.

The Carlyle Group, the world’s second-largest manager of alternative investments, invested $147 million for an 18 percent stake in Nigeria's Diamond Bank.

South Africa losing buyout allure to fast-growing Sub-Saharan African rivals

South Africa is no longer the destination of choice for private equity investors seeking to tap returns on the continent.

Old Mutual Offices in Sandton, Johannesburg, South Africa

2014 has witnessed a spate of major insurance deals in sub-Saharan Africa

Following are some purchases or expansion plans by South African and European insurers in sub-Saharan Africa announced in the past three months.

Swiss Re Tower, London, UK: Swiss Re is one of many global insurance companies buying insurers in Africa.

As incomes in Africa rise, African insurers are in vogue and global insurers are buying in

A growing middle class in sub-Saharan Africa is enticing European and South African insurers to buy local firms focusing mainly on life insurance and pensions, in the face of mature markets and strong competition at home.

Swiss Re's London Headquarters

Swiss Re buys stake in Kenya-based insurance group Apollo Investments

Switzerland’s Swiss Re expanded its pool of investments in Africa with a minority stake in Kenya-based insurance group Apollo Investments Limited, a spokeswoman for the reinsurer said on Wednesday.

Grant Cullens, CEO, African Alliance Asset Management

South African funds don't invest in their backyard

It is not just European and U.S. pension funds that are slow to invest in the opportunities available on the Africa continent: South Africa-based funds also need encouragement.