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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.

22 June 2016

Denham Capital, GreenWish team up to develop $1bn pipeline in sub-Saharan renewable projects

namibia-246658_640 Energy-focused global PE group Denham Capital and renewable energy investor GreenWish Partners have joined forces to develop a $1bn project pipeline in sub-Saharan Africa.

17 June 2016

4Di Capital holds first close for new tech VC fund on nearly $17m

helicopter-1218974_640 South African firm 4Di Capital has held a first close for a new technology venture capital fund on ZAR256m ($16.8m).

17 June 2016

Ethos Private Equity to exit long-held Brandcorp to Bidvest

combination-lock-1224671_1920 South African private equity major Ethos has agreed to sell 2007 investment Brandcorp to the Bidvest Group.

15 June 2016

South Africa PE deal consistency highlights future confidence

cape-town-997521_1920 Consistency within private equity dealmaking in South Africa underlines industry confidence in the country despite threats of a future credit rating downgrade, industry body SAVCA believes.

10 June 2016

Three major changes shape PE in emerging markets over past decade $

nick_luckock_1 Three major factors have changed the face of private equity in emerging markets, according to Actis partner and head of financial services, Nick Luckock.

7 June 2016

Mediterrania makes Morocco’s MedTech latest Fund II investment

flag-357297_1920 Africa-focused private equity firm Mediterrania Capital Partners has tapped its second fund to pick up a stake in Moroccan IT business MedTech.

2 June 2016

Actis raises $500m for opportunistic RE investments in sub-Saharan Africa

sahara-188683_640 Emerging markets-focused private equity investor Actis has held a $500m final close for its third opportunistic real estate investment fund dedicated to Africa.

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.

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