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20 April 2015

ADIA fully exits German RE company Annington for €725m

decorative-villa-1367115-m The Abu Dhabi Investment Authority has reportedly sold its remaining 6.6 per cent stake in Germany’s largest private-sector residential real estate company Deutsche Annington.

16 April 2015

CVC doubles money through Virgin Active exit

The Gym Group Private equity firm CVC Capital Partners has doubled its investment after exiting gym chain Virgin Active after less than four years, AltAssets understands.

13 April 2015

Europe, North American LPs flock to help Abraaj Africa fund hit $990m final close

hummingbird_lrg Emerging markets private equity giant The Abraaj Group has closed off its third sub-Saharan Africa fund on $990m.

10 April 2015

Fanisi backs European Foods Africa with $2.1m

Telepizza Kenya-based Fanisi Capital has invested $2.1m in local food distribution European Foods Africa (EFAL), AltAssets understands.

2 April 2015

StanChart exec quits to start private equity firm

V._Shankar-535x303 Former senior executive at Asia-focused Standard Chartered Viswanathan Shankar has left the bank to set up a new private equity firm.

2 April 2015

Actis scores strong part-exit of Edita Food through London, Egypt IPO

Edita Emerging markets-focused private equity firm Actis has sealed a part-exit of North African snack business Edita Food Industries by selling a 15 per cent stake on the Egyptian and London stock exchanges.

2 April 2015

Increasing LP appetite in Africa pushes DPI’s second fund well above $500m target $

africa-tanzania_sq Africa-focused private equity firm Development Partners International has crushed its $500m target for its second fund by holding a $725m final close.

1 April 2015

Ethos snaps up two divisions from Nampak

south-african-road-1097295-m South Africa-based Ethos Private Equity has acquired the Tissue and Corrugate divisions from Africa’s packaging company Nampak.

16 March 2015

Asia Frontier Capital to launch ‘post conflict’ Iraq fund

palmyra-8-615711-m Hong Kong-based fund manager Asia Frontier Capital is looking to launch an Iraq-focused growth vehicle at the end of April this year to give investors exposure to the “post conflict recovery potential” of Iraq.

12 March 2015

LeapFrog buys $25m stake in African Fintech platform AFB

leapfrog Emerging markets private equity LeapFrog Investments has purchase a $25m minority stake in financial technology platform AFB Mauritius.

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