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9 February 2016

Siparex holds €20m first close for SMEs-focused fund

tunisia-1004116_1920 French private equity firm Siparex has held the first close on €20m for Fonds de Co-Localisation Franco-Tunisien (FCFT), a fund it co-manages with AfricInvest.

8 February 2016

Helios looking to offload payment-processing company Interswitch

payments_lrg African-focused private equity firm Helios Investment Partners is reportedly set to sell payment-processing company Interswitch, AltAssets understands.

3 February 2016

XSML holds first close for Fund II on $45m

lake-562749_1920 Amsterdam-based emerging markets investor XSML has held the first close for its second fund under management on $45m.

3 February 2016

Amadeus teams with MTN to make $40m African online travel agency investment

africa-1027917_1920 UK tech investor Amadeus Capital Partners has revealed a $40m investment in African online travel agency Travelstart in partnership with MTN, a mobile and digital life sciences business.

28 January 2016

Verod Capital smashes target in $115m final close of Fund II

national theatre, Nigeria, Africa Nigeria’s Verod Capital has announced the final close of its second growth fund on $115m, exceeding the initial target of $100m.

28 January 2016

LeapFrog uses Prudential partnership to buy Ghanaian life insurer UT Life

currency-166846_960_720 Emerging markets investor LeapFrog Investments has purchased a majority stake in Ghanaian life insurer UT Life for an undisclosed fee.

27 January 2016

Ethos sells South African technology company CQS for around $13m

technical-647481_640 South Africa-based private equity firm Ethos has closed the sale of its long-term investment in CQS Investment Holdings to Adapt IT for ZAR217m ($13.2m).

25 January 2016

Ethos taps Fund VI to buy into South Africa’s Eazi Group

news_forklift2_lrg South Africa-based private equity firm Ethos has acquired a 65 per cent stake in lift and platform hire and sales company The Eazi Group in a deal valued at ZAR1.6bn ($97m).

22 January 2016

LeapFrog joins with insurer Prudential to launch Africa partnership

africa-60570_640 Emerging market investors LeapFrog Investments has joined with Prudential Financial to launch a $350m investment partnership in Africa.

19 January 2016

Abraaj buys into Tunisia’s personal care products maker SAH

kleenex-145017_1280 Middle East-based private equity group Abraaj has announced the acquisition of a 49 per cent stake in JM Holding, the parent of Tunisia's personal hygiene products maker Société d’Articles Hygiéniques (SAH).

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