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23 September 2014

XSML invests in Congo pipe retailer Hydrotek

EMC Africa fund Amsterdam-based emerging markets investor XSML has invested in pipe and pump retailer Hydrotek.

22 September 2014

OPIC commits $100m to EMC Africa fund IV

EMC Africa fund The US Government’s development finance institution OPIC has agreed a $100m commitment to Emerging Capital Partners Africa Fund IV.

22 September 2014

HSBC’s MENA Infrastructure eyes $500m for Fund II, adds Turkey to remit

suleymaniye-mosque-1408001-m Dubai-based private equity investor MENA Infrastructure is looking to raise $500m for its second fund after “successfully” investing its first $300m vehicle.

15 September 2014

Private equity-backed Rhodes files for ZAR1.35bn Johannesburg IPO

south africa Private equity-backed South African food group Rhodes has filed to raise ZAR1.35bn ($109m) via an IPO on the Johannesburg stock exchange.

15 September 2014

LeapFrog targets larger deals with new $400m fund $

frog With a war chest of $400m, LeapFrog will now be able to do the type of deals that its much smaller first vehicle had to pass on, the emerging markets focused firm’s co-founder Jim Roth told AltAssets.

15 September 2014

IHS holds $140m first close for Fund II

afrika African real estate investor International Housing Solutions (IHS) has held a first close for its real estate fund targeting sub-Saharan Africa.

9 September 2014

Former Credit Suisse exec Kawkabani joins Siguler Guff

old-brown-suitcase-2-1049630-m Multi-strategy private equity firm Siguler Guff & Company has appointed Remy Kawkabani as managing director and head of Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA).

8 September 2014

Geldof-backed private equity firm 8 Miles backs Egypt’s Eagle Chemicals

Eagle Chemicals Africa-focused private equity firm 8 Miles, which boasts Sir Bob Geldof as its chairman, has bought a 25 per cent stake in Egypt’s Eagle Chemicals Group.

3 September 2014

Injaro closes inaugural fund on $49m

africa African investment firm Injaro Investments has closed its inaugural fund on $49m.

21 August 2014

Africa-focused mineral private equity firm AMED bags $300m for Fund II

africa African Minerals, Exploration and Development has pulled in $300m for its second fund, double the amount raised for its 2012 debut.

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