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7 October 2015

Africa’s Ascent Capital beats target with $80m final close for debut fund

bird-290744_1280 African private equity newcomer Ascent Capital has easily beaten its target for its debut fund by holding an $80m final close.

7 October 2015

KKR looking to invest $100m in Africa

EMC Africa fund US buyout giant KKR is reportedly looking to invest around $100m into Africa with in the next year, AltAssets understands.

23 September 2015

Emerging Capital sells African insurance company Continental Re

kenya-tree_sq Africa-focused private equity firm Emerging Capital Partners has sold C-Re Holding to Saham Finances, the insurance arm of Saham Group.

22 September 2015

Ghana, Nigeria-focused Synergy Capital closes debut fund above $100m

money-515058_640 Nigeria-based Synergy Capital Managers has completed a final close for its first private equity above its initial $100m hard cap.

21 September 2015

Ethos confirms Waco International listing on JSE

south africa South Africa-based Ethos Private Equity has announced its intention to list equipment rental and industrial services business Waco International.

14 September 2015

South African-based Marlow buys Just Batteries

batteries-444627_640 South African-based buyout house Marlow Capital has purchased industrial energy solutions provider Just Batteries.

7 September 2015

West Africa’s Cauris seals 3.4x return exiting 2007 investment ETE

water-342241_1280 West African private equity fund manager Cauris has made a 3.4-times return exiting its 2007 investment in Beninese mineral water bottling and distribution business ETE.

2 September 2015

Actis acquires stake in South Africa’s Coricraft Group

africa Actis, the London-based, emerging market focused private equity firm that was spun off from the former Commonwealth Development Corporation in 2004, said it has acquired a significant minority stake in South Africa's Coricraft Group.

24 August 2015

Abraaj closes second North Africa Fund on $375m

lion-515029_640 Dubai-based The Abraaj Group has closed its second dedicated North Africa private equity Fund at $375m.

18 August 2015

Nigeria’s Synergy Capital invests in Viathan Engineering

Akitoye Akindele Lagos, Nigeria-based Synergy Capital Managers said it has completed an investment of an undisclosed size in Viathan Engineering, a Nigerian power company.

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