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21 September 2015

Ethos confirms Waco International listing on JSE

south africa South Africa-based Ethos Private Equity has announced its intention to list equipment rental and industrial services business Waco International.

14 September 2015

South African-based Marlow buys Just Batteries

batteries-444627_640 South African-based buyout house Marlow Capital has purchased industrial energy solutions provider Just Batteries.

7 September 2015

West Africa’s Cauris seals 3.4x return exiting 2007 investment ETE

water-342241_1280 West African private equity fund manager Cauris has made a 3.4-times return exiting its 2007 investment in Beninese mineral water bottling and distribution business ETE.

2 September 2015

Actis acquires stake in South Africa’s Coricraft Group

africa Actis, the London-based, emerging market focused private equity firm that was spun off from the former Commonwealth Development Corporation in 2004, said it has acquired a significant minority stake in South Africa's Coricraft Group.

24 August 2015

Abraaj closes second North Africa Fund on $375m

lion-515029_640 Dubai-based The Abraaj Group has closed its second dedicated North Africa private equity Fund at $375m.

18 August 2015

Nigeria’s Synergy Capital invests in Viathan Engineering

Akitoye Akindele Lagos, Nigeria-based Synergy Capital Managers said it has completed an investment of an undisclosed size in Viathan Engineering, a Nigerian power company.

14 August 2015

African fundraising still tricky but deal flow strong as ever, PE exec says $

albert18 When it comes to the fundraising Africa the main challenge is still informing investors about the difference between the perceived risk vs the real risk according to Mediterrania Capital Partners founder, CEO and managing partner.

10 August 2015

Intesa Sanpaolo, Old Mutual, EIB help new Apis fund to $157m first close

africa-60570_640 Intesa Sanpaolo, Old Mutual, CDC (UK) and the European Investment Bank are among a number of asset managers and institutions that have committed to Apis Partners' inaugural Apis Growth Fund I, which has just announced its first close at more than $157m.

28 July 2015

Carlyle makes first exit in Africa by offloading Export Trading

field-196173_640 Global private equity major The Carlyle Group has completed its first exit in Africa with the sale of Export Trading Group.

27 July 2015

Mediterrania raises €120m for second North Africa fund

africa-60570_640 Barcelona-headquartered Mediterrania Capital Partners has closed its second North Africa-focused fund on €120m ($131.9m).

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