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Isobel Markham

Isobel Markham is Editor of Private Equity International, overseeing the editorial content of the monthly magazine and contributing news and analysis for PrivateEquityInternational.com. Based in New York, Isobel works closely with private equity-focused colleagues across PEI Media’s offices in New York, London and Hong Kong. She is a graduate of Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism.
Fanisi Capital is targeting $75-$100m for its second fund, which will invest across Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda, in sectors including agribusiness.
Africa street food
DOB Equity, backed exclusively by the de Rijcke family, has acquired a minority stake in Twiga Foods, its ninth investment.
The CEE specialist will initially invest in the region on a deal-by-deal basis.
Investors on the hunt for US deals are coming under increasing pressure from regulators to reveal ownership and corporate governance.
Getting the passport before Brexit is crucial to avoid a period when managers would be unable to access EU investors.
Predictions for UK M&A in the second half of the year range from ‘lacklustre’ to ‘a write-off’.
The government-owned investment manager has bought a large stake in the 5.8m hectare cattle companies.
Hold periods top six years as PE firms seek to ride out macroeconomic uncertainties, a study by industry body AVCA and EY reveals.
Kenneth Miranda’s appointment follows the departure of Albert Edwards at the end of March.
Read, a former CIO at CalPERS and Kuwait’s GIC, is the latest addition to the sovereign wealth fund, following the appointment of a new CEO in October.

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