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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.

21 July 2016

DPI taps its second fund to back Egyptian retailer B.TECH

iphone-410311_1280 African private equity specialist Development Partners International (DPI) has tapped its second fund to invest EGP300m ($33.7) in Egyptian retailer B.TECH.

19 July 2016

Sango takes another tilt at $200m through second Africa-focused fundraise

johannesburg-170478_1920 African private equity firm Sango Capital is back in the market targeting $200m after failing to hit that height with its debut fundraise two years ago. Sango held a $109.5m final close for its debut fund, despite hoping to collect up to $200m for the fund. The firm has already registered more than $86m towards Fund II[...]

19 July 2016

Scale-up expert Ethos uses own traits to get to next level of business development $

hiker-1082297_640 South African growth investor Ethos has launched a full-on strategy push to broaden its offering from 'pure-play private equity' to diversified alternative asset manager.

18 July 2016

Ethos Capital’s ZAR 2bn float on JSE to open up ‘diverse pool of unlisted SMEs’ to market

trend-1445460_640 South Africa-based Ethos Private Equity seeks to raise ZAR 2bn ($139.7m) in a JSE flotation offering investors to dip into a new pool of unlisted SME opportunities.

5 July 2016

AIIM exits three toll road assets in Southern Africa

cape-town-574007_640 African Infrastructure Investment Managers (AIIM) has agreed what the fund manager says is 'the largest private equity realisation for toll road infrastructure in Africa to date'.

24 June 2016

LPs increased interest in Central Africa is yet to materialise into investments, says XSML exec $

africa-tanzania_sq Despite a rise in interest from private investors, investment in Central Africa is still limited due to their perception of the region according to XSML Capital managing partner Barthout van Slingelandt.

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