Weekly Wrap, January 23rd, 2017; Carlyle, AfricInvest, GAIA Infrastructure and others make private capital news last week

Last week in brief…January 23rd, 2017

Private equity giant Carlyle Group‘s sub-Saharan Africa Fund made its latest investment last week, agreeing to buy a significant stake in GCR, Africa’s largest credit rating agency, from the management founders and DEG, the German development finance institution. Once the transaction completes, Carlyle will be GCR’s largest shareholder, owning approximately half the equity in the company.

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