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Why does no-one care about the $288m DPO acquisition?

When Network International acquired leading African payment service provider DPO Group for $288M — an 18.5x revenue multiple – I thought this deal would electrify the fintech space in Africa and cause valuations to surge. In some respects, it did (I hear valuations are on tear). In reality it also

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Mdundo $6.4m IPO. Anatomy of an African Music IPO

When I read that African music startup Mdundo was listing on the Danish stock exchange (the Nasdaq First North Growth Market), I was equally surprised and excited. I have been speaking on and off with the team at Mdundo since 2014 and they were definitely a passionate and consistent team.

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Resizing IROKO

2020 was supposed to be our year. We had a simple plan to execute. Grow member base to ~500,000 whilst in parallel, improving our Africa annual ARPU from ~$7-8 to $20-25 with additional services and features. We started well. January through April we added international content, we introduced celebrity Shoutouts

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Strive & Econet should have tried to acquire IROKOtv

Strive Masiyiwa Photographer: Justin Chin/Bloomberg I read the Bloomberg article last week about Strive, and it got me thinking… This didn’t need to happen. There was a radical and, at the time seemingly expensive, but possibly very inexpensive option. Corporate M&A. Zimbabwe Billionaire Struggles to Sell Telecom Asset Masiyiwa is seeking

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PayTV. The brutal destroyer of wealth

Standing in iflix JoBurg empty offices after the abandoned Africa Media has always been a brutal destroyer of wealth for those who fail to get it rightFT on Quibi’s $1.8B launch debacle. February 2018, I was with my investment bankers doing the rounds trying to raise money for IROKOtv. We

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NBC & the Total Destruction of Nollywood in Nigeria

One of the top series currently airing on IROKO + ROK (DStv) is The African Couple. As serendipity would have it, the new season is about to be released this weekend. The crew is largely Nigerian but 100% of the main and supporting cast are Ghanaian. That is minus Mrs

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