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21 September 2016

Bain Capital cedes Edcon control to creditors in $1.5bn debt deal

belts-1583543_1920 US buyout house Bain Capital has agreed to hand over control of long-held portfolio company Edcon through a $1.5bn debt-for-equity swap.

20 September 2016

Rockwood exits nine-year Tsebo holding to France’s Wendel in €331m deal

euro-1353420_960_720 Rockwood Private Equity has agreed to exit its investment in South African facilities services provider Tsebo Solutions to French investment house Wendel in a €331m deal.

14 September 2016

Carlyle taps out of Bob Diamond team-up for Barclays Africa business

dollar-941246_1920 (1) Carlyle's team-up with former Barclays CEO Bob Diamond for the British bank's African business appears to be over, following reports of issues between the pair earlier this week.

13 September 2016

Carlyle, Bob Diamond deal talks for Barclays Africa buy stall

diamond-1475978_1280 Carlyle's attempt to buy into Barclays' African arm have reportedly stalled over regulatory concerns and potential unease at former Barclays CEO Bob Diamond's involvement in the deal.

12 September 2016

DPI invests $100m in banking group Atlantic Business

dollar-1362244_1920 African private equity specialist Development Partners International has backed banking group Atlantic Business International with $100m.

5 September 2016

Actis picks up ‘meaningful stake’ in North Africa generic drugs maker Medis

health-846863_1280 Emerging markets-focused PE firm Actis has invested in Medis Group, a generic pharmaceuticals company operating in Tunisia and Algeria.

24 August 2016

DOB Equity backs Kenyan wholesaler Twiga Foods

banana-5734_960_720 Netherlands-based family office DOB Equity has purchased a minority stake in Kenyan wholesaler Twiga Foods.

15 August 2016

Bob Geldof’s 8 Miles bites off a piece of Nigerian biscuit maker Beloxxi

biscuit-1165854_640 Africa-focused private equity firm 8 Miles has acquired a minority stake in Nigeria's Beloxxi.

9 August 2016

Betting on greenfield ups the ante for infrastructure GPs $

Karsten Sinner Investing in greenfield infrastructure does not work out well for pure financial GPs as sector expertise lies in the heart of every successful project, EBRD’s Karsten Sinner says.

22 July 2016

New $400m Nigerian PE fund to target turnaround, distressed FMCG deals

flag-1208864_1920 Nigeria is getting a new $400m fund focused on fast-moving consumer goods thanks to a team-up between Duet Private Equity and the government-established Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria.

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