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19 November 2014

KKR, CVC hire Goldman and HSBC for Americana bid

bbq-spare-ribs-1091654-m KKR and CVC Capital have reportedly appointed Goldman Sachs and HSBC as advisers on their joint bid for a stake in Kuwait Food Co, also known as Americana.

10 November 2014

African Capital ups target for latest fund to $600m

planet-earth-2-967372-m Private equity firm African Capital Alliance is targeting $600m for its fourth fund up one fifth from the $500m the firm was seeking for Capital Alliance Private Equity (CAPE) III.

7 November 2014

Africa-focused Helios raises more than three quarters of $1bn target for Fund III

tree-in-masai-mara-1414267-m Helios Investment Partners has reportedly pulled in at least $797m for its third fund, putting it more than three quarters of the way to its $1bn target.

5 November 2014

South African shoe seller Tekkie Town bags $65m Actis investment

142737 Pan-emerging markets private equity investor Actis has invested $65m in South African sports and lifestyle shoe seller Tekkie Town.

4 November 2014

Emerging markets dealmaking is built on investing in people $

africa-tanzania_sq Successful emerging markets dealmaking is built squarely on investing in people rather than relying on ‘number crunching’, Sarona Asset Management senior partner Vivian Berla has told AltAssets.

4 November 2014

Property developer Sodic raises nearly $140m for new Egyptian real estate projects

alabaster-mosque-or-mohammed-ali-mosque-2-456894-m Egyptian property developer Sixth of October Development and Investment Co has raised EGP1bn ($139m) to finance new projects in the country’s recovering real estate market.

4 November 2014

PE-backed African Phone tower firm IHS set raises $2.6bn

telephone-12_sq Private equity-backed Nigerian phone tower group IHS has raised $2.6bn.

3 November 2014

Vantage backs industrial materials producer AfriSam with $7m

brick-wall-texture-1445870-4-m South African firm Vantage Capital has invested $7m in building and construction materials company AfriSam.

22 October 2014

CVC eyes $700m deals in Middle East and North Africa

euros payments European private equity firm CVC Capital Partners is set to begin looking for deals in the Middle East and North Africa with a price tag of $700m.

17 October 2014

Returns in Africa are outperforming mature markets $

south africa Africa is outperforming more mature markets when it comes to cash-in cash-out returns according to Ernst & Young Advisory Services’ Graham Stokoe.

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