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8 October 2014

Abraaj invests in South African food, consumer product business Liberty Star

dairy-cheese_sq Emerging markets private equity investor Abraaj has bought into one of South Africa’s biggest unlisted food and personal care product manufacturers.

6 October 2014

African PE firm Phatisa backs Meridian Group

untitled-1443296-2-m African private equity firm Phatisa has deployed 50 per cent of its African Agriculture Fund (AAF) following a new investment in fertiliser producer Meridian Group.

2 October 2014

One Thousand & One Voices lands $67m for Africa fund $

EMC Africa fund US private equity fund One Thousand & One Voices has landed $67m for its first fund targeting sub-Saharan Africa, AltAssets understands.

25 September 2014

Private equity has a “big role” to play in African infrastructure development $

south-african-road-1097295-m Private equity funds could play a big part in the development of Africa through investment in infrastructure, according to speakers at the Financing Africa’s Future talk this week.

23 September 2014

XSML invests in Congo pipe retailer Hydrotek

EMC Africa fund Amsterdam-based emerging markets investor XSML has invested in pipe and pump retailer Hydrotek.

22 September 2014

OPIC commits $100m to EMC Africa fund IV

EMC Africa fund The US Government’s development finance institution OPIC has agreed a $100m commitment to Emerging Capital Partners Africa Fund IV.

22 September 2014

HSBC’s MENA Infrastructure eyes $500m for Fund II, adds Turkey to remit

suleymaniye-mosque-1408001-m Dubai-based private equity investor MENA Infrastructure is looking to raise $500m for its second fund after “successfully” investing its first $300m vehicle.

15 September 2014

Private equity-backed Rhodes files for ZAR1.35bn Johannesburg IPO

south africa Private equity-backed South African food group Rhodes has filed to raise ZAR1.35bn ($109m) via an IPO on the Johannesburg stock exchange.

15 September 2014

LeapFrog targets larger deals with new $400m fund $

frog With a war chest of $400m, LeapFrog will now be able to do the type of deals that its much smaller first vehicle had to pass on, the emerging markets focused firm’s co-founder Jim Roth told AltAssets.

15 September 2014

IHS holds $140m first close for Fund II

afrika African real estate investor International Housing Solutions (IHS) has held a first close for its real estate fund targeting sub-Saharan Africa.

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