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2 January 2013

LPs urged to get in early to catch Africa’s private equity boom $

A focus on domestic consumption themes has seen US institutional investor UTIMCO take the lead in a number of new markets, including Africa’s fast developing private equity scene.

20 December 2012

CDC commits $20m to Phatisa’s Pan African Housing Fund

shelter-afrique_sq UK development finance institution CDC has committed $20m to African private equity firm Phatisa’s Pan African Housing Fund, a vehicle that claims to be the first and only private equity fund dedicated exclusively to housing development in Africa.

19 December 2012

African PE firm Phatisa agrees Feronia palm oil stake deal

Africa-focused fund manager Phatisa has agreed to buy a stake in Feronia, a large-scale palm oil producer in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

18 December 2012

XSML’s Central Africa SME Fund invests in Bamara Transports

xsml_sg Amsterdam-based emerging markets investor XSML has invested in Bamara Transports DJ, a road transport company in the Central African Republic, through its Central Africa SME Fund.

12 December 2012

IFC eyes $200m closing in early 2013 for green fund of funds $

The IFC has revealed it hopes to hold a first closing of its green-focused fund of funds in early 2013 - on more than $200m.

10 December 2012

Interview: Genevieve Sangudi, Carlyle Sub-Saharan Africa $

sangudi_carlyle_170sq Carlyle last year became the first global buyout firm to establish a presence in Sub Saharan Africa and recently sealed its first deal in the region. Managing director Genevieve Sangudi spoke to AltAssets about the firm's strategy on the continent.

10 December 2012

Cauris Management invests in West African hospitality group Azalaï Hotels

West African private equity firm Cauris Management has agreed to invest €6m in Azalaï Hotels to fund its expansion programme in the region.

4 December 2012

Jacana mulls Ethiopian SME investment amid $75m mezz fundraise $

Stephen Dawson Jacana Partners - AltAssets Private Equity News African investor Jacana Partners could become one of the first private equity firms to enter Ethiopia’s SME space as it targets a first close for its new mezzanine fund early next year, AltAssets has learned.

3 December 2012

Denham capital eyes South African energy opportunities $

Energy-focused private equity firm Denham Capital is looking at making further investments in South Africa’s renewable energy sector as it begins to allocate its $3bn sixth fund, which closed earlier this year.

30 November 2012

XSML invests in coffee roasting business Café Gbako

coffee-beans_­sq Dutch emerging markets fund manager XSML has invested in Central African Republic-based coffee roasting facility Café Gbako.

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