Describes the creation of the first private equity fund in Nigeria and the potential of the fund’s first investment in GS Telecom, a Nigerian telecommunications service company. The fund managers are well aware that a bad first investment could create a vicious cycle for the Fund. So invest, whether and under what conditions is crucial. Can also be taught as a country based on Nigeria with a focus on entrepreneurship, telecommunications and venture capital.

Describes the creation of the first private equity fund in Nigeria and the potential of the fund’s first investment in GS Telecom, a Nigerian telecommunications service company. The fund managers are well aware that a bad first investment could create a vicious cycle for the Fund. So invest, whether and under what conditions is crucial. Can also be taught as a country based on Nigeria with a focus on entrepreneurship, telecommunications and venture capital.
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Walter Kümmerle,
Chad Ellis,
William J. Coughlin
Source: Harvard Business School
26 pages.
Release date: 01 December, 1999. Prod #: 800104-PDF-ENG
Capital Alliance Private Equity: Creating a Private Equity Leader in Nigeria HBR case solution

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