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2 November 2015

Synergy backs woven sack maker Riggs Ventures West Africa

rice-sacks-283750_640 Nigeria-based Synergy Capital Managers has backed Riggs Ventures West Africa, a manufacturer of polypropylene woven sacks, with an undisclosed investment.

30 October 2015

Sensitisation at heart of Nigerian pension funds embrace of more PE investments

Anohu-Amazu2 Sensitization of Nigerian pension funds about the benefits of private equity investments has been essential for the gradual adoption of PE in the country.

30 October 2015

ACA head Enelamah may become next Finance Minister of Nigeria

okechukwu Okechukwu Enyinna Enelamah, currently heading Nigeria's biggest private equity firm, the African Capital Alliance (ACA), is said to have a shot at the Finance Minister post in the next government.

23 October 2015

DBL leads $25m round for solar services provider Off Grid Electric

solar-cells-796700_1920 DBL Partners, part of venture capital firm DBL Investors, has led a $25m Series C round in Tanzania-based Off Grid Electric.

16 October 2015

Mediterrania buys stake in Tunisian pasta company

pasta Barcelona- based Mediterrania Capital Partners has tapped its second fund to acquire a stake in Tunisian company Société Meunière Tunisienne (SMT).

15 October 2015

Sun European buys horticulture businesses of UK’s Finlays at about £100m EV $

rose-bouquet-945329_1920 Private equity firm Sun European Partners has acquired horticulture businesses of plant and tea grower Finlay’s at an enterprise value of roughly £100m, AltAssets can reveal.

13 October 2015

EBRD aims to catalyse PE investing in emerging markets, director says

Anne Fossemalle, EBRD The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is aiming to be the catalyst in private equity investing in emerging markets.

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.

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