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14 February 2014

Private equity adapts to expansion capital opportunity in Sub-Saharan Africap

Sub-Saharan Africa poses unique challenges for private equity investors as acquisition targets on the continent tend to be cash hungry and often require additional capital injections to boost growth.

11 February 2014

Standard Chartered invests further $15m in Afrifresh Group

africa-tanzania_sq Standard Chartered Private Equity (SCPE) has invested a further $15m in its existing portfolio company Afrifresh Group.

10 February 2014

South African private equity holds pace with listed marketsp

Returns on investment in South African private equity remain ahead of the returns delivered by listed equity, backing the case for private equity in a diversified institutional portfolio, according to new data.

4 February 2014

CDC ups commitment to African private equity firm AFIG’s latest fund

UK government-owned development finance institution CDC has made a $18.4m commitment to a new rights issue in West and Central African mid-market private equity vehicle, Atlantic Coast Regional Fund.

3 February 2014

Actis invests in East African tyre company AutoXpress

Emerging market private equity firm Actis has acquired a 36 per cent equity interest in AutoXpress group, East Africa’s largest tyre wholesaler and retailer.

28 January 2014

Super Group mulls SG Fleet IPO

Private equity-backed fleet and supply chain management company Super Group is considering floating its Australian fleet division SG Fleet.

23 January 2014

Carlyle, Investec back J&J Africa

africa woman women_sq Private equity major Carlyle and UK investment firm Investec have backed African logistics company J&J Africa.

21 January 2014

CDC, IFC, invest in Kenyan education provider Bridge International Academies

UK development finance firm CDC is to make a $6m direct investment to support the expansion of Kenya-based Bridge International Academies, a provider of pre-primary education for children from poor families.

21 January 2014

Goldman Sachs expects surge in South African IPOs

Goldman Sachs expects a surge in South African IPOs driven by private equity exits.

15 January 2014

LeapFrog invests in Ghanaian pension provider Petra Trust

African and Asia-focused financial services investor LeapFrog has taken a stake in Petra Trust,one of Ghana’s largest pension trustee companies.

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