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16 August 2011

Actis backs purchase of Jordan’s VJCS

UK emerging markets investor Actis has acquired Visa Jordan Card Services Company (VJCS), Jordan’s largest debit and credit card acquirer, for $87m.

12 August 2011

EMEA M&A rises 49% over 2010

The EMEA region saw a 49 per cent increase in M&A deal value in H1 2011 against the same period last year, with 2,417 transactions worth a combined €279.7bn.

5 August 2011

Temasek, Oppenheimer establish $300m African private equity fund

The Oppenheimer family office has partnered with Singaporean sovereign wealth fund Temasek holdings to establish Tana Africa Capital, a $300m private equity fund.

4 August 2011

Shareholders approve $176.4m Citadel Capital rights issue

Shareholders in Cairo-based private equity firm Citadel Capital have approved a rights issue valued at EGP1.05bn ($176.4m).

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.

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