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16 May 2016

XSML backs Congolese pharma business B.I.S

green pills Emerging markets-focused XSML has tapped its African Rivers Fund (ARF) to back B.I.S, a Congolese manufacturer of generic pharmaceutical products.

16 May 2016

One Thousand & One Voices Africa lands $121m for first fund

africa Sub-Saharan Africa-focused One Thousand & One Voices Africa (1K1V) has raised just over $121m for its debut private equity fund.

6 May 2016

GP Investments expands beyond Brazil will Spice Private Equity purchase

africa-tanzania_sq Latin American buyout house GP Investments has acquired control of Switzerland-headquartered Spice Private Equity.

4 May 2016

Abraaj exits Unimed in Tunisia’s first IPO of the year

drug-pharma-medical-healthcare Emerging markets investor The Abraaj Group has offloaded Tunisian pharmaceutical company Unité de fabrication de médicaments (Unimed ) through an IPO.

25 April 2016

8 Miles invests in Ethiopian agribusiness Verde Beef

cattle-640985_640 Africa-focused private equity firm 8 Miles has picked up "a significant minority stake" in Ethiopian agribusiness Verde Beef Processing.

21 April 2016

CDC seals second East African banking deal in seven months

flag-1208854_1920 UK development finance institution CDC Group will buy just over 10 per cent of Kenyan banking group I&M Holdings, it has revealed.

15 April 2016

PE investors flood renewable space in emerging markets, but making returns is not easy $

Scott Mackin, Denham Capital The renewable energy sector in emerging markets has drawn a lot of private equity interest over the past five years but it is tough to find ways to provide edge.

12 April 2016

Equity capital markets will help settle unstable African exit environment, GP says $

andrew brown Investor wariness towards political risk is causing an unstable exit market in Africa, but the opening of equity capital markets could renew optimism in the continent according to Emerging Capital Partners’ managing director and CIO.

11 April 2016

Mediterrania taps Fund II to buy retail clothing business

clothing-store-984396_960_720 Barcelona-headquartered Mediterrania Capital Partners has entered the retail clothing business in the Maghreb region by buying minority stakes in BS Invest in Tunisia, CAP Retail in Morocco, and Investex Algérie in Algeria.

4 April 2016

Mediterrania buys 43% stake in Cieptal Cars

car driver wheel Barcelona-based private equity firm Mediterrania Capital Partners has tapped its second fund to buy a 43 per cent stake in car rental business Cieptal Cars.

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