DPI private equity fund raises $400m

A leading African private equity house Development Partners International (DPI) has reached the first close of its second pan-African African Development Partners II (ADP II) fund at over $400 million.

New directions for giant CDC: targets poor with $3.1 bn

Giant UK development finance institution the CDC Group has announced a new business plan. Changes include direct investing rather than via funds, and focusing only on low and lower-middle income countries in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia.