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FCA consults on CRD IV: Are you an IFPRU or BIPRU firm?

Proposed changes to the FCA Handbook as published by the FCA in its consultation paper published on 31 July 2013.
On the hook: Private equity investors held liable for the anti competitive conduct of their portfolio companies

Why Private Equity firms need to consider competition law risks before any investment following the Goldman Sachs fine from the Commission

Nigerian rules: New Nigerian SEC rules on infrastructure funds

The infrastructure investment space, particularly in Nigeria, continues to attract the attention of the nations of the world (developed and developing nations alike) and the global investment community.

The Beginners Guide to AIFMD (for non-EU fund managers)

Cindy Valentine and Gregg Beechey provide an outline of the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD)

Powering Ghana: Opportunities & risks

With a population of over a billion people, and an enviable growth rate, the statistics of Africa’s energy deficit are stark.

Private equity exits in Africa

Barry Mendelsohn looks at private equity exits across Africa, including mature funds, secondaries and capital markets

Mozambique in the balance

Mozambique is one of the fastest growing countries in Africa, however political stability in the region remains a major concern.

Corruption in the mining sector: Firms should reconsider how they do business as governments globally put mining under the mircoscope

As a result of corruption in the mining sector many governments are re-examining mining licences and in some cases cancelling them

Crowdfunding: Alternative financing for Africa

Ofei Kwafo-Akoto and Gregg Beechey look at crowdfunding as an alternative financing option in Africa

Bridging the infrastructure gap: The Lekki-Ikoyi tolling debate

The Lekki-Ikoyi link bridge is an iconic new road project in Lagos State, Nigeria.

Africa's turn

Cindy Valentine looks at Africa's reputation as the last sizeable geographical area of untapped growth in the global economy

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