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31 December 2014

Growthgate triples money selling Able Logistics in $32m deal

lorry truck transport road logistics Gulf-based investor Growthgate Capital has sold its 70 per cent stake in Able Logistics Group to strategic partner Kerry Freight Services for $32m.

10 December 2014

Abraaj’s Bisco Misr bidding period extended to match Kellogg’s

wafer Abraaj Investment Management has had its offer period form Egyptian cake and biscuit maker Bisco Misr extended by the country’s financial regulator.

9 December 2014

Zouk co-leads $16m funding round for Africa’s Off Grid Electric

download (9) UK private equity firm Zouk Capital has co-led a $16m funding round for African pay-as-you-go energy provider Off Grid Electric.

5 December 2014

Local team ‘vital’ for investing in EM real estate opportunities $

asia real estate When tapping up the ‘immense’ real estate opportunities in emerging markets it is vital to have a local team according to Infrared’s Robin Hubbard and Fusion Group’s Phil Goodwin.

5 December 2014

Actis invests in Tunisian private education business Université Centrale Group

graduation5_sq Emerging markets private equity investor Actis has made a “significant” investment in Tunisian private tertiary education business Université Centrale Group.

4 December 2014

Permira buys 100% of South African data centre business Teraco

data-centre-416230-m Global private equity investor Permira has agreed to buy neutral datacentre company Teraco Data Environments in partnership with the company’s management.

4 December 2014

SAVCA names Dave Stadler as new chairman

Dave Stadler SAVCA The Southern African Venture Capital and Private Equity Association has hired Paean Private Equity founding partner Dave Stadler as its new chairman.

2 December 2014

DPI picks up southern African home shopping business HomeChoice

kitchenware-666203-m Pan-African private equity firm Development Partners International has picked up a minority stake in home shopping retailer HomeChoice International.

28 November 2014

DPI, other buyout firms exit Mansard parent Assur Africa to AXA in €198m deal

insurance contract form Africa-focused private equity firm Development Partners International has agreed to exit Nigerian insurer holding company Assur Africa to global strategic player AXA Group as part of a €198m deal.

26 November 2014

Ethos exits TiAuto group to Carlyle, Old Mutual

Tyres on the Drive South African private equity firm Ethos has completed the exit of tyre manufacture Tiger Automotive to Carlyle Group and Old Mutual.

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