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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.

11 August 2014

IFC considers $50m commitment to Abraaj’s third African fund

afrika World Bank’s investment arm IFC is considering making a $50m commitment to emerging markets-focused private equity firm Abraaj’s latest African fund.

6 August 2014

Blackstone-backed Black Rhino to jointly invest $5bn in Africa infrastructure

rhinoceros-952203-m Blackstone-backed Africa investment company Black Rhino has entered a joint agreement to lay down up to $5bn for energy infra projects across Sub-Saharan Africa.

4 August 2014

Abraaj makes “successful” first exit from Angola

plastic-water-pipes-270346-m Middle East headquartered Abraaj Group has exited its investment in Angolan plastic pipe manufacturer Fibrex.

29 July 2014

Apis Partners seeks up to $300m for first growth fund

afrika Private equity firm Apis Partners is seeking up to $300m for its debut growth fund, which will focus on financial technology startups in emerging markets.

25 July 2014

Actis sells 9% stake in Alexander Forbes via JoBurg float

old-cash-register-1152031-m Emerging-market private equity firm Actis has exited most of its stake in South African financial services company Alexander Forbes.

24 July 2014

African PE, VC Association hires ex-Coller, EY employee Kelso to head strategy and research

africa The African Private Equity and Venture Capital Association has hired former Coller Capital and EY employee Dorothy Kelso as a director and head of strategy and research.

24 July 2014

African Development Partners II nearly at $500m target $

news_africa.lrg The second Africa-focused fund from Development Partners International is close to its $500m target with $412m LP commitments registered so far.

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