The fundamental precept of Private Equity (PE) is to transform a company and improve it, thus allowing it to achieve its full capability by enhancing its operational structure.
Nigeria is the seventh largest coffee producing country in the world, and two brothers there have decided to capitalize on this.
Africa is seen to take up the tech challenge by investing billions of dollars in the development of tech futuristic cities.
It has long been known that e-health has tremendous potential to make the delivery of healthcare in Africa more efficient. It is now becoming clear that this will be in the diagnostics space.
The Financial Markets Dealers Quotations (FMDQ) OTC Securities Exchange is a Nigerian marketplace that trades debt securities and currency, specifically dollar against naira.
News of Netflix’s expansion to Africa (and pretty much the rest of the world) in January was met with excitement on the continent.
Lagos’s infamous back-to-back traffic can turn a simple trip to the grocery store into a time-consuming ordeal.
Konga.com was founded in July 2012 and started purely as an online retailer selling baby and beauty products.
Njideka Akunyili Crosby is walking around the Victoria Miro gallery in east London, calmly examining her paintings.
Markets in Shanghai closed up today on news that the Chinese bullet train manufacturer Fujian Corp won the contract to connect Casablanca to Abidjan.
Paystack, one of Nigeria’s most hotly anticipated tech start-ups, has just secured $1.3M Seed investment from both international and homegrown investors.
By the United Nations’ estimate, the continent will see its current population of 1.2 billion double by the year 2050.
Making online transactions is a process taken for granted as one of the natural offshoots of deeper internet penetration.
Since taking office in May 2015, Nigeria’s president Buhari has come under criticism not just for his handling economy but also for a seemingly under-performing cabinet.
Nigeria’s pension regulator hopes to launch a savings scheme for the country’s widespread small business sector.
Debt capital markets across Africa’s sub-regions have remained robust despite the macroeconomic and political challenges presented.
Seven years ago, when Jason Njoku moved back in with his mother into their public housing apartment in Deptford, southeast London, he felt like a failure.
Little Cab, the ride-hailing app backed by telecoms operator Safaricom, is slowly giving Uber a run for its money in Kenya.
In Zambia, one of their blogs is the undisputed arbiter of style. In South Africa, one of their apps is the gateway to private beaches and pop-up dining.
Nigerian novelist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie warned in 2009 about the danger of hearing a “single story” about a person, country or continent.
Car-hailing app Uber has frequently attracted controversy — whether over workers’ rights, management practices and its attitude to regulation.
MTN Group Ltd. Executive Chairman Phuthuma Nhleko sold shares worth about 123 million rand ($8.8 million).
Three years ago, MallforAfrica joined the raft of Nigerian tech start-ups attracting private equity and venture capital backing.
African private equity is having its moment in the sun, with pension funds on the continent ready to invest in their own backyard as investment banks continue to retreat from lending and domestic strategies mature.
It’s been a tough year for Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari. The mood in Africa’s most populous nation is a far cry from the euphoria that greeted his historic 2015 election.
On the streets of Lagos, motorcycles, cars and daredevil cyclists weave through the lanes, jostling for space to avoid getting stuck in the chaotic traffic jams.
Facebook is building a team of young executives to win digital advertising dollars from small and medium sized businesses across Africa’s major markets.
Traditionally, investments from the Arabian Gulf into Africa have focused on North Africa, owing partly to closer cultural ties and the Gulf’s focus on western markets. This scenario is slowly changing and so too are the pan-African investment strategies of Gulf investors.
Nigeria outlined a plan to overhaul state oil company NNPC and eventually list it on the stock exchange in a bid to modernize and streamline the industry.