News

BlackFin dives into European Fintech

Venture capital and private equity firm BlackFin Capital Partners has completed a more than €100mn first closing for a European business technology fund, with the fund’s founding partner telling EMEA Finance that the aim is to become a leading investor on the continent.

Qatar under fire in Gulf crisis

The Gulf was plunged into crisis in early June after Qatar came under a wave of sanctions led by Saudi Arabia that has already led to heavy selling in Qatari assets, and market analysts are trying to decipher if this will be a long and drawn out event.

Multilaterals news

World Bank president Jim Yong Kim sets out a radical agenda for his second term that will move it away from direct funding towards de-risking projects in Africa to make them more attractive to private capital.

Project finance news

DONG Energy pushes forward with plans to add a further 5GW of offshore wind capacity to its portfolio by 2025 with major project awards in Germany.

Africa news

Nigeria made a barn-storming return to the US dollar bond market when it defied expectations and shaky fundamentals to print below 8% yield on a book that almost hit US$8bn.