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3 July 2013

Impact fundraising platform Milaap Social Ventures raises VC financing

Impact fundraising platform Milaap Social Ventures has raised an additional $1.1m in venture capital.

28 June 2013

CapitalWorks raises nearly $150m for second fund

South African firm CapitalWorks Investment Partners has raised nearly $150m for its second vehicle.

27 June 2013

South Africa’s LMCGF acquires IMM Group

South African growth investor Lereko Metier Capital Growth Fund has bought Institute of marketing and Management for $20m.

25 June 2013

Actis invests $102m in Egyptian snack food company Edita

Emerging markets-focused private equity firm Actis has invested $102m in Egyptian snack food company Edita Food Industries.

19 June 2013

Abraaj acquires West African frozen dairy group FMI

Private equity firm Abraaj Group has acquired West Africa-focused dairy products and juices maker Fan Milk International, bringing its total African investments to $2.2bn across sixty nine companies.

19 June 2013

Denham Capital launches African energy project developer with $100m

Energy-focused global private equity firm Denham Capital has launched Endeavor Energy with a seed commitment of $100m to focus on projects across Africa.

11 June 2013

East African investor Fusion Group names Oxford University economist to board

East African investment group Fusion Group has named Paul Collier to its advisory board.

3 June 2013

EMPEA names Robert van Zwieten as president and CEO

The Emerging Markets Private Equity Association has named Robert van Zwieten as the organisation’s next president and CEO.

3 June 2013

Private equity well suited to Africa’s growth challenge $

Private equity is an asset class that is well suited to address the local challenges facing Africa's emerging economies.

30 May 2013

IFC to invest $10m in emerging markets payments company Earthport

Emerging markets investor the IFC has agreed to invest $10m in Earthport, a cross-border payments service provider.

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