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21 June 2012

Impact investor AlphaMundi teams with NGO for €50m renewables fundp

AlphaMundi has teamed with UK NGO GVEP International to launch a €50m fund in a model that CEO Tim Radjy believes will be replicated by the impact investment industry as it matures.

21 June 2012

Warburg, Blackstone backed Kosmos Energy teams with Chevron

Blackstone and Warburg Pincus-backed oil and gas exploration company Kosmos Energy is selling a 50 per cent stake in two exploration blocks off the coast of Suriname.

14 June 2012

East African consumer growth to trump energy resource investingp

Alex-Handrah Aime ECP managing partner - AltAssets Private Equity News Interest in East African investment may have been buoyed by a string of energy resources finds in the past year, but consumer goods are where the real value is hidden according to Emerging Capital Partners.

14 June 2012

Actis hires Mark Ransford as West Africa director

Emerging markets-focused private equity firm Actis has hired former Kingdom Zephyr partner Mark Ransford as West Africa director.

13 June 2012

XSML backs Central African Republic’s first mobile broadband operator

Amsterdam-based emerging markets investor XSML has invested in internet service provider Millenium Telecom, in a deal that will help finance the company’s plans to become the first mobile broadband operator in the Central African Republic.

12 June 2012

African retail growth boosting wider private equity opportunitiesp

Amanda Jean-Baptiste - AltAssets Private Equity News Retail projects in sub-Saharan Africa are helping create further opportunities for private equity as well as being successful deals in their own right, Actis real estate director Amanda Jean-Baptiste told AltAssets.

7 June 2012

Silicon Valley-style seed accelerator comes to Africa through Savannah Fund

A trio of venture capital veterans are bringing the Silicon Valley-style accelerator model to Africa by launching their debut $10m seed fund.

28 May 2012

Emerging Capital Partners backs Kenyan café Nairobi Java House

coffee-beans_­sq Pan-African private equity firm Emerging Capital Partners has invested in Kenyan café and restaurant operator Nairobi Java House.

23 May 2012

Actis exits Ghanaian shopping mall to Atterbury, Sanlam

Accra-Mall-Ghana_sq Actis, the London-based emerging markets investor, has sold its 85 per cent stake in Accra Mall to South African commercial and retail property developer Atterbury and financial services group Sanlam.

14 May 2012

Emerging market private equity moves to developed market modelp

PaulFletcher_main_sq.jpg The model for successful emerging markets private equity investment has undergone “a profound shift” since 2004, according to Paul Fletcher, a senior partner at London-based emerging markets investor Actis.

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