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28 July 2011

Nike’s Rory Macmillan to head Carlyle’s EMEA communications unit

Private equity firm Carlyle has announced the appointment of former Nike director Rory Macmillan as principal and director of external affairs for Europe, the Middle East and Africa, from August.

28 July 2011

Aureos Capital announces $4.5m hospital venture in Ghana

Emerging markets investor Aureos Capital has invested $4.5m in C&J Medicare, a health facility in Accra, Ghana.

25 July 2011

Palamon take majority stake in online booking business EnGrande

Mid-market private equity firm Palamon Capital Partners has acquired a majority stake in EnGrande, an European online booking business which focuses on the budget accommodation market.

19 July 2011

Ethos exits Holdsport with listing on JSE

South Africa-based Ethos Private Equity has exited its investment in sporting goods retailer Holdsport following its listing on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange.

18 July 2011

Gulf Capital, Amwal sell MIS for $336m

Middle Eastern investment firms Gulf Capital and Amwal AlKhaleej have announced the $336m sale of portfolio company Maritime Industrial Services to Arabian Gulf contractor Lamprell.

12 July 2011

TLG Capital doubles down on Ugandan pharma company Quality Chemicals

Frontier market-focused private equity firm TLG Capital has increased its investment in Uganda-based pharmaceutical manufacturer Quality Chemicals Industries (QCIL) to a 12.5 per cent shareholding.

27 June 2011

Ethos to sell Holdsport stake through an IPO

South African firm Ethos Private Equity is to offload its stake in sports retail chain operator Holdsport through an IPO.

27 June 2011

Citi Venture Capital International takes stake in Nigeria’s Zenith Bank

Citi Venture Capital International become the lastest private equity firm to invest in Nigeria’s banking sector, taking a stake in Zenith Bank.

17 June 2011

Aureos Capital invests in $5.35m in Bio-Plastics, turns it green

London private equity firm Aureos Capital has invested $5.35m in Ghanaian plastics manufacturer Bio-Plastics, to expand the company’s capacity and manufacture of biodegradable plastics.

14 June 2011

Helios closes largest ever African PE fund on $900m

Africa-focused private equity firm Helios Investment Partners has closed its second fund on $900m, the largest vehicle ever to focus exclusively on investments on the continent.

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