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20 May 2016

Actis backs Moroccan university Mundiapolis

college education graduat Growth market investor Actis has backed Mundiapolis University (Mundiapolis), a private university in Morocco, with a n undisclosed investment.

17 May 2016

Gray Ghost reels in $10m for third EM Fund

sunset-1168551_960_720 US-headquartered Gray Ghost Ventures has raised $10m towards its third emerging markets-focused fund, AltAssets can reveal.

16 May 2016

Carlyle forms new $500m oil and gas investment platform via Mazarine Energy deal

Oil Pumps The Carlyle Group has announced the formation of a $500m investment platform targeting opportunities in Europe and North Africa as part of a new deal with Mazarine Energy.

16 May 2016

XSML backs Congolese pharma business B.I.S

green pills Emerging markets-focused XSML has tapped its African Rivers Fund (ARF) to back B.I.S, a Congolese manufacturer of generic pharmaceutical products.

16 May 2016

One Thousand & One Voices Africa lands $121m for first fund

africa Sub-Saharan Africa-focused One Thousand & One Voices Africa (1K1V) has raised just over $121m for its debut private equity fund.

6 May 2016

GP Investments expands beyond Brazil will Spice Private Equity purchase

africa-tanzania_sq Latin American buyout house GP Investments has acquired control of Switzerland-headquartered Spice Private Equity.

4 May 2016

Abraaj exits Unimed in Tunisia’s first IPO of the year

drug-pharma-medical-healthcare Emerging markets investor The Abraaj Group has offloaded Tunisian pharmaceutical company Unité de fabrication de médicaments (Unimed ) through an IPO.

25 April 2016

8 Miles invests in Ethiopian agribusiness Verde Beef

cattle-640985_640 Africa-focused private equity firm 8 Miles has picked up "a significant minority stake" in Ethiopian agribusiness Verde Beef Processing.

21 April 2016

CDC seals second East African banking deal in seven months

flag-1208854_1920 UK development finance institution CDC Group will buy just over 10 per cent of Kenyan banking group I&M Holdings, it has revealed.

15 April 2016

PE investors flood renewable space in emerging markets, but making returns is not easy $

Scott Mackin, Denham Capital The renewable energy sector in emerging markets has drawn a lot of private equity interest over the past five years but it is tough to find ways to provide edge.

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