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1 May 2015

Financial sector sees €10bn increase in PE investment for EMEA $

euros money cash capital Private equity investment in the financial sector, specifically in real estate, rose by nearly €10bn for the first quarter of this year, compared to Q1 2014, according to research out this week.

30 April 2015

Sovereign funds looking to make PE in Africa more attractive says exec $

africa Beyond providing African GPs with capital, sovereign wealth funds and pensions fund can help companies combat the difficult stock market and make the asset class more attractive according to Fonds Souverain D'Investissements Strategiques CEO Amadou Hott.

30 April 2015

Brookstone earmarks $750m for three Ivory Coast-based hydroelectric dams

hydro dam Private equity investor Brookstone Partners is reportedly planning to invest up to $750m for three hydroelectric dam projects based in Africa’s Ivory Coast via its Moroccan arm Platinum Powers.

28 April 2015

Nigeria’s Verod Capital taps Fund II for Union Trustees MBO

bank savings Verod Capital has tapped its second fund to back the MBO of Union Bank of Nigeria subsidiary Union Trustees Limited.

20 April 2015

ADIA fully exits German RE company Annington for €725m

decorative-villa-1367115-m The Abu Dhabi Investment Authority has reportedly sold its remaining 6.6 per cent stake in Germany’s largest private-sector residential real estate company Deutsche Annington.

16 April 2015

CVC doubles money through Virgin Active exit

The Gym Group Private equity firm CVC Capital Partners has doubled its investment after exiting gym chain Virgin Active after less than four years, AltAssets understands.

13 April 2015

Europe, North American LPs flock to help Abraaj Africa fund hit $990m final close

hummingbird_lrg Emerging markets private equity giant The Abraaj Group has closed off its third sub-Saharan Africa fund on $990m.

10 April 2015

Fanisi backs European Foods Africa with $2.1m

Telepizza Kenya-based Fanisi Capital has invested $2.1m in local food distribution European Foods Africa (EFAL), AltAssets understands.

2 April 2015

StanChart exec quits to start private equity firm

V._Shankar-535x303 Former senior executive at Asia-focused Standard Chartered Viswanathan Shankar has left the bank to set up a new private equity firm.

2 April 2015

Actis scores strong part-exit of Edita Food through London, Egypt IPO

Edita Emerging markets-focused private equity firm Actis has sealed a part-exit of North African snack business Edita Food Industries by selling a 15 per cent stake on the Egyptian and London stock exchanges.

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