Here are summaries of the five most widely read stories this week on Africa Private Equity News.

1. Vantage Capital announces first close of new mezzanine fund

Vantage Capital, Africa’s largest mezzanine fund manager, announced the successful first close on its fourth mezzanine fund. With $207 million of commitments from European and US-based commercial investors as well as development finance institutions (DFIs), including IFC, CDC Group and SIFEM, V...