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25 November 2015

Abraaj sells stake in Moroccan insurer Saham Finances

road-288016_1920 The Abraaj Group has announced its full exit of the 2012 investment in Morocco-based insurance holding company Saham Finances to financial services provider Sanlam Group and Saham's parent company.

25 November 2015

Actis seals another Nigerian exit with Ikeja City Mall sale

credit-card-851502_1920 Emerging markets private equity investor Actis has exited its 60 per cent stake in Nigeria's Ikeja City Mall after a seven year association.

24 November 2015

Abraaj halfway to $1bn target for first dedicated healthcare fund

mother-434355_1920 Emerging markets-focused private equity major The Abraaj Group is halfway to hitting the $1bn target for its first dedicated healthcare fund.

13 November 2015

Flexpoint to back aircraft leasing business Veling

pilatus-pc-12-795197_1920 Chicago-based private equity firm Flexpoint Ford will back Veling, a Mauritius-based aircraft leasing company, with an undisclosed amount of financing.

4 November 2015

Abraaj buys two oncology businesses

blood-732298_640 Dubai-based The Abraaj Group has tapped its second North Africa Fund to acquire a majority stake in two oncology businesses.

3 November 2015

Africa’s decade is ahead of us, so time is right to invest, DBL Partners exec says $

nancy Africa's readiness to embrace development and growth was the motivation behind DBL Partners' first investment outside the US, managing director Nancy Pfund has told AltAssets.

2 November 2015

Lack of data among main barriers to foreign LP investments in Africa $

silhouettes-816486_1920 Insufficient affirmation figures that investing in Africa will pay off is stopping many international LPs entering markets on the continent.

2 November 2015

Synergy backs woven sack maker Riggs Ventures West Africa

rice-sacks-283750_640 Nigeria-based Synergy Capital Managers has backed Riggs Ventures West Africa, a manufacturer of polypropylene woven sacks, with an undisclosed investment.

30 October 2015

Sensitisation at heart of Nigerian pension funds embrace of more PE investments

Anohu-Amazu2 Sensitization of Nigerian pension funds about the benefits of private equity investments has been essential for the gradual adoption of PE in the country.

30 October 2015

ACA head Enelamah may become next Finance Minister of Nigeria

okechukwu Okechukwu Enyinna Enelamah, currently heading Nigeria's biggest private equity firm, the African Capital Alliance (ACA), is said to have a shot at the Finance Minister post in the next government.

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