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5 December 2014

Local team ‘vital’ for investing in EM real estate opportunitiesp

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.

25 November 2014

Carlyle makes first deal in South Africa backing Tiger Wheel & Tyre

car-tyres-39512-m Global private equity major Carlyle Group is believed to have struck its first deal in South Africa by agreeing to buy a stake in tyre business Tiger Wheel & Tyre.

25 November 2014

Brait exits Africa clothing retailer Pepkor in $5.7bn deal

PEP Africa-focused investment firm Brait has agreed to sell discount clothing retailer Pepkor to strategic player Steinhoff International in a $5.7bn deal.

25 November 2014

Carlyle backs growth of Nigeria’s Diamond Bank in $147m investment

Diamond Bank Global alternative asset manager Carlyle has invested $147m in Nigeria’s Diamond Bank as part of a recent rights issue.

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