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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.

14 August 2015

African fundraising still tricky but deal flow strong as ever, PE exec says $

albert18 When it comes to the fundraising Africa the main challenge is still informing investors about the difference between the perceived risk vs the real risk according to Mediterrania Capital Partners founder, CEO and managing partner.

10 August 2015

Intesa Sanpaolo, Old Mutual, EIB help new Apis fund to $157m first close

africa-60570_640 Intesa Sanpaolo, Old Mutual, CDC (UK) and the European Investment Bank are among a number of asset managers and institutions that have committed to Apis Partners' inaugural Apis Growth Fund I, which has just announced its first close at more than $157m.

28 July 2015

Carlyle makes first exit in Africa by offloading Export Trading

field-196173_640 Global private equity major The Carlyle Group has completed its first exit in Africa with the sale of Export Trading Group.

27 July 2015

Mediterrania raises €120m for second North Africa fund

africa-60570_640 Barcelona-headquartered Mediterrania Capital Partners has closed its second North Africa-focused fund on €120m ($131.9m).

20 July 2015

Hong Kong-based Nest looks to Africa with new Nairobi office

birds-nest-788680_1280 Early stage Asian investor Nest believes it has become the first Hong Kong-based venture capital firm to establish itself in Africa.

10 July 2015

Kenya’s Fanisi Capital buys stake in Tanzanian agro biz for $6m

africa-tanzania_sq Fanisi Capital, a Kenya-based, East Africa-focused private equity house, has bought what it calls "a significant minority stake" in a Tanzanian agro-processing company called Kijenge Animal Products for $6m.

7 July 2015

Actis exits eight-year Mouka mattress investment to Abraaj

mattress-277906_1280 Emerging markets private equity investor Actis has sold its majority stake in Nigerian mattress brand Mouka to fellow buyout house Abraaj.

6 July 2015

KKR hires Bolloré’s Lafont to guide its expansion into Africa

africa-11117_640 KKR has named Dominique Lafont, the former president and chief executive officer of Bolloré Africa Logistics, to the post of senior adviser to the company, as it prepares to expand its presence in Africa.

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