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3 February 2016

XSML holds first close for Fund II on $45m

lake-562749_1920 Amsterdam-based emerging markets investor XSML has held the first close for its second fund under management on $45m.

3 February 2016

Amadeus teams with MTN to make $40m African online travel agency investment

africa-1027917_1920 UK tech investor Amadeus Capital Partners has revealed a $40m investment in African online travel agency Travelstart in partnership with MTN, a mobile and digital life sciences business.

28 January 2016

Verod Capital smashes target in $115m final close of Fund II

national theatre, Nigeria, Africa Nigeria’s Verod Capital has announced the final close of its second growth fund on $115m, exceeding the initial target of $100m.

28 January 2016

LeapFrog uses Prudential partnership to buy Ghanaian life insurer UT Life

currency-166846_960_720 Emerging markets investor LeapFrog Investments has purchased a majority stake in Ghanaian life insurer UT Life for an undisclosed fee.

27 January 2016

Ethos sells South African technology company CQS for around $13m

technical-647481_640 South Africa-based private equity firm Ethos has closed the sale of its long-term investment in CQS Investment Holdings to Adapt IT for ZAR217m ($13.2m).

25 January 2016

Ethos taps Fund VI to buy into South Africa’s Eazi Group

news_forklift2_lrg South Africa-based private equity firm Ethos has acquired a 65 per cent stake in lift and platform hire and sales company The Eazi Group in a deal valued at ZAR1.6bn ($97m).

22 January 2016

LeapFrog joins with insurer Prudential to launch Africa partnership

africa-60570_640 Emerging market investors LeapFrog Investments has joined with Prudential Financial to launch a $350m investment partnership in Africa.

19 January 2016

Abraaj buys into Tunisia’s personal care products maker SAH

kleenex-145017_1280 Middle East-based private equity group Abraaj has announced the acquisition of a 49 per cent stake in JM Holding, the parent of Tunisia's personal hygiene products maker Société d’Articles Hygiéniques (SAH).

18 January 2016

Old Mutual PE unit picks up South Africa’s In2food

apple-tree-360083_1280 The private equity arm of South African investment firm Old Mutual has picked up a minority stake in convenience food manufacturing company In2food.

15 January 2016

Mediterrania exits Cepro to Abraaj after growing revenues 580% since 2009

baby-22199_1920 European private equity firm Mediterrania Capital Partners has sold its stake in Algerian nappy and sanitary pad maker Cepro to The Abraaj Group.

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