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23 July 2014

Africa’s Ascent Capital closes East Africa fund on $50m

africa-grow-green-shoot Africa-focused private equity firm Ascent Capital has held a $50m final close for a new growth capital vehicle targeting East Africa.

16 July 2014

Emerging Capital Partners prepares to exit 2007 investment in Continental Reinsurance

Private equity house Emerging Capital Partners is ready to sell its majority stake in African insurer Continental Reinsurance after seven years.

14 July 2014

Fusion Capital picks up 40 per cent stake in fledgling Kenyan newspaper

news newspaper African private equity investor Fusion Capital has bought a 40 per cent stake in Kenyan newspaper X-News through an investment in its parent Xtra Publishing Group.

11 July 2014

Private equity firms Providence and Albright in $630m deal for Africa telecoms tower provider

sunset-786228-m Private equity firms Providence and Albright in $630m deal for Africa telecoms tower provider

9 July 2014

Barclays could sell natural resources private equity division

waterfall-close-up-1433236-m Barclays has reportedly hired an unnamed adviser to help the firm sell off its natural resource-focused private-equity unit.

7 July 2014

Americana denies knowledge of bidding war between KKR, TPG and CVC

french-fries-1136161-m The Kuwait Food Company, or Americana, has denied knowledge of a rumoured bidding war for a $5bn stake in the company between top private equity firms.

3 July 2014

Green AfriPower appoints EISER and Camco to manage £98m green fund

africa-grow-green-shoot EISER Infrastructure partners and Camco Clean Energy have been given a five-year contract to advise on and administer the $98m Green Africa Power (GAP) fund.

3 July 2014

Rothschild-backed Amethis taps US, Europe raising $530m for African development fund

johannesburg-city-skyline-1445004-m African investment firm Amethis has raised $530m for the final close of its African Entrepreneurs fund. making it one of the biggest vehicles of its kind.

3 July 2014

Competition among buyout firms in sub-Saharan Africa to remain stiff amid lack of large deals $

afrique Private equity investments in Africa at the larger end of the deal size spectrum are set to become more competitive, according to EY.

1 July 2014

Ethos-backed consortium acquires controlling stake in African logistics business RTT

rtt A consortium led by Ethos Private Equity has bought a stake of around 80 per cent in African parcel distribution company RTT Group.

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