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12 April 2016

Equity capital markets will help settle unstable African exit environment, GP says $

andrew brown Investor wariness towards political risk is causing an unstable exit market in Africa, but the opening of equity capital markets could renew optimism in the continent according to Emerging Capital Partners’ managing director and CIO.

11 April 2016

Mediterrania taps Fund II to buy retail clothing business

clothing-store-984396_960_720 Barcelona-headquartered Mediterrania Capital Partners has entered the retail clothing business in the Maghreb region by buying minority stakes in BS Invest in Tunisia, CAP Retail in Morocco, and Investex Algérie in Algeria.

4 April 2016

Mediterrania buys 43% stake in Cieptal Cars

car driver wheel Barcelona-based private equity firm Mediterrania Capital Partners has tapped its second fund to buy a 43 per cent stake in car rental business Cieptal Cars.

24 March 2016

Synergy backs Nigerian broadband company Suburban Fiber

workstation-336369_640 Nigeria-based Synergy Capital Managers has made its sixth investment from its debut fund by backing Suburban Fiber Company.

22 March 2016

Shortage of local capital making fundraising difficult, says South African GP $

helicopter-1218974_960_720 (1) With regulatory constraints limiting allocations from local institutional investors, fundraising in South African is becoming increasingly difficult according to Medu Capital co-founder and director Nhlanganiso Mkwanazi.

21 March 2016

Convergence backs inQuba with funds to expand globally

money-19818_1280 South Africa-based Convergence Partners has backed inQuba, a customer experience SaaS provider.

15 March 2016

AVCA appoints CIO of New York State Common Retirement Fund to advisory council

business-894846_1920 The African Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (AVCA) has appointed Vicki Fuller, chief investment officer of the New York State Common Retirement Fund, new advisory council member.

11 March 2016

Old Mutual plans to spin out four businesses

helicopter-1218974_960_720 Financial services group Old Mutual has said it plans to split up into its four main businesses in a move to unlock value.

9 March 2016

Medu Capital buys Universal Paints and Elite Truck

money-1227275_960_720 South African private equity firm Medu Capital has tapped its third fund to buy Universal Paints and Elite Truck Hire.

2 March 2016

Actis enjoys 2nd successful exit in a week, with over 3x return on EMP sale $

money-256319_1280 Emerging markets-focused PE firm Actis has scored over three times return from the sale of Emerging Markets Payments (EMP) to Warburg Pincus-backed Network International.

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