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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.

17 April 2014

Abraaj sweet enough on Moroccan chocolate maker Kool Food to buy business

news_barofchocolate_lrg Global emerging markets investment giant The Abraaj Group has bought Moroccan chocolate confectionary maker Kool Food.

17 April 2014

Bain Capital, Carlyle in bidding for $700m Standard Chartered Hong Kong finance unit

building_office_glass Global buyout giants Bain Capital and Carlyle are reportedly among the first round bidders for the Hong Kong consumer finance unit of Standard Chartered, which could be valued at up to $700m.

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.

16 April 2014

Warburg, Matrix Partners invest $70m in Chinese online recruitment business Liepin

recruitment US buyout house Warburg Pincus has teamed up with Matrix Partners China to invest $70m in Chinese online recruitment service provider Liepin.

16 April 2014

Darby Private Equity nears final closing for Brazilian infra vehicle

Emerging markets-focused Darby Private Equity is nearing a final close for a Brazilian-focused infrastructure fund

15 April 2014

Sequoia-backed Chinese e-retailer Jumei files to raise $400m in IPO

cosmetic-makeup-beauty Sequoia Capital-backed Chinese online retailer Jumei has filed to raise $400m in an IPO.

14 April 2014

NBK Capital hires adviser to run sale of stake in Saudi Arabia’ Nayifat

saudi arabia mosque sunset islam The National Bank of Kuwait’s private equity arm, NBK Capital, has reportedly hired Peralla Weinberg to advise on a sale of Saudi consumer finance company Nayifat.

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