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28 May 2014

African Development Partners II backs Moroccan university with $20m

marrakesh private university Pan-African private equity fund African Development Partners II has been tapped for a $20m equity investment in Morocco’s Université Privée de Marrakech.

19 May 2014

Actis sells Umeme stake for $85.5m

africa-tanzania_sq London-based private equity firm Actis has sold a substantial stake in Ugandan power group Umeme in an $85.5m deal.

7 May 2014

South African private equity investment on track for outperformancep

Returns for South African private equity investment remain competitive in relation to the returns on listed equity, despite the relative immaturity of the country’s PE industry.

6 May 2014

Actis considers Umeme stake sale

africa-tanzania_sq UK private equity firm Actis is looking to sell a substantial part of its majority interest in Ugandan power group Umeme.

24 April 2014

Actis backs African credit bureau Compuscan

africa-tanzania_sq Emerging markets-focused investment firm Actis has bought Africa’s largest independent credit bureau Compuscan.

22 April 2014

Actis invests in emerging markets mobile marketing company Upstream

UK emerging market firm Actis has completed a “significant” investment in mobile monetisation company Upstream.

16 April 2014

African buyout exits outperforming North American, European relative returnsp

africa African private equity investment is now outperforming the North American and European markets in relative returns according to new research from EY.

16 April 2014

Carlyle beats target for sub-Saharan Africa’s biggest first time fundraisep

sahara_170sq Global private equity giant Carlyle has raised the largest ever first time fund targeting sub-Saharan Africa fund by holding a $700m final close.

16 April 2014

Temasek, IFC back Nigerian gas developer Seven Energy with $255m

T Singapore sovereign wealth investor Temasek and the IFC have committed $255m to Nigeria-based Seven Energy International to boost its gas supply business in the country’s developing energy market.

14 April 2014

Helios garners $355m towards latest Africa fund

Africa-focused private investment firm Helios Investment Partners has raised $355m towards its $1.16.5bn-targeting third fund, Helios Investors III.

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