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27 June 2013

South Africa’s LMCGF acquires IMM Group

South African growth investor Lereko Metier Capital Growth Fund has bought Institute of marketing and Management for $20m.

25 June 2013

Actis invests $102m in Egyptian snack food company Edita

Emerging markets-focused private equity firm Actis has invested $102m in Egyptian snack food company Edita Food Industries.

19 June 2013

Abraaj acquires West African frozen dairy group FMI

Private equity firm Abraaj Group has acquired West Africa-focused dairy products and juices maker Fan Milk International, bringing its total African investments to $2.2bn across sixty nine companies.

19 June 2013

Denham Capital launches African energy project developer with $100m

Energy-focused global private equity firm Denham Capital has launched Endeavor Energy with a seed commitment of $100m to focus on projects across Africa.

11 June 2013

East African investor Fusion Group names Oxford University economist to board

East African investment group Fusion Group has named Paul Collier to its advisory board.

3 June 2013

EMPEA names Robert van Zwieten as president and CEO

The Emerging Markets Private Equity Association has named Robert van Zwieten as the organisation’s next president and CEO.

3 June 2013

Private equity well suited to Africa’s growth challenge $

Private equity is an asset class that is well suited to address the local challenges facing Africa's emerging economies.

30 May 2013

IFC to invest $10m in emerging markets payments company Earthport

Emerging markets investor the IFC has agreed to invest $10m in Earthport, a cross-border payments service provider.

20 May 2013

Acorn Private Equity raises nearly $35m for third Africa fund $

South African private equity firm has received commitments of just under $35m for its third fund, AltAssets has learned.

20 May 2013

DVK Group raises one-third of $1bn African fund

UK-based private equity firm DVK is launching two funds to take advantage of investment opportunities in African countries such as Somalia.

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