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11 July 2014

Private equity firms Providence and Albright in $630m deal for Africa telecoms tower provider

sunset-786228-m Private equity firms Providence and Albright in $630m deal for Africa telecoms tower provider

9 July 2014

Barclays could sell natural resources private equity division

waterfall-close-up-1433236-m Barclays has reportedly hired an unnamed adviser to help the firm sell off its natural resource-focused private-equity unit.

7 July 2014

Americana denies knowledge of bidding war between KKR, TPG and CVC

french-fries-1136161-m The Kuwait Food Company, or Americana, has denied knowledge of a rumoured bidding war for a $5bn stake in the company between top private equity firms.

3 July 2014

Green AfriPower appoints EISER and Camco to manage £98m green fund

africa-grow-green-shoot EISER Infrastructure partners and Camco Clean Energy have been given a five-year contract to advise on and administer the $98m Green Africa Power (GAP) fund.

3 July 2014

Rothschild-backed Amethis taps US, Europe raising $530m for African development fund

johannesburg-city-skyline-1445004-m African investment firm Amethis has raised $530m for the final close of its African Entrepreneurs fund. making it one of the biggest vehicles of its kind.

3 July 2014

Competition among buyout firms in sub-Saharan Africa to remain stiff amid lack of large dealsp

afrique Private equity investments in Africa at the larger end of the deal size spectrum are set to become more competitive, according to EY.

1 July 2014

Ethos-backed consortium acquires controlling stake in African logistics business RTT

rtt A consortium led by Ethos Private Equity has bought a stake of around 80 per cent in African parcel distribution company RTT Group.

27 June 2014

Cauris makes 2.5x return on South African telecom company exit

telecommunication-tower-1370294-m West African private equity firm Cauris Management has exited its investment in South African telecoms company MTN-CI.

23 June 2014

Actis and Ethos to sell stake in Alexander Forbes to Mercer Africa

safari Professional services and insurance firm Mercer Africa is due to buy a 33 per cent stake in African pension-fund manager Alexander Forbes from buyout backers Actis and Ethos.

19 June 2014

Abraaj makes offer for Cairo Medical Center

cairo hospital Emerging markets-focused private equity firm Abraaj has made a bid for Egyptian Stock Exchange listed private hospital Cairo Medical Center.

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