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Citigroup joins forces with a UK government-backed investor to target African opportunities.
Actis has hired a former leader at the World Bank Group to head up its African operations.
The ratings agency says infrastructure is overvalued, blaming private equity interest in the sector and cheap financing.
ING Real Estate has closed its first China-focused opportunity fund on $350m with plans to focus on residential developments in primary and secondary cities.
3i, a London-listed private equity firm, is planning a buyout of residential housing company Countrywide, which could be valued at up to £880 million.
Is sub-Saharan African real estate ripe for the plucking? In a recent conversation with Judy Kuan, David Morley of Actis shared why the emerging markets specialist is prudently bullish on the region’s potential.
The firm is reportedly set to hire Ralph Reynolds from Deutsche Bank to lead a new hedge fund trading stocks and bonds.
The jointly-managed Korea Emerging Infrastructure Fund will make private equity and mezzanine investments in private companies within Korea’s transportation, environmental, logistics, energy and utilities sectors.
Private equity has extended to the far corners of the world, cropping up in some unexpected locales. Judy Kuan speaks with Robert Fogler, co-founder of the Rwanda-focused Thousand Hills Venture Fund, about the role for private equity in a smaller market – but one that might well be on a fast-track for growth.
Accel-KKR has acquired Covansys’ state and local government practice for $40 million in an add-on deal for its Saber portfolio company.

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