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17 September 2013

Oaktree gathers $700m for new emerging markets fund

Private equity firm Oaktree Capital Management has reportedly raised $700m for its latest emerging markets-focused distressed debt fund.

17 September 2013

GEMS Education looks to sell 20% stake for $500m

gems Dubai-based school operator GEMS Education is looking to sell a stake of up to 20 per cent for $500m.

16 September 2013

Citadel Capital gets go-ahead to seek capital increase as part of strategic shift $

MENA-focused private equity firm Citadel Capital has received regulatory clearance from the Egyptian Financial Supervisory Authority to seek shareholder approval for an EGP3.64bn ($528m). capital increase

11 September 2013

Abraaj backs Morocco’s Steripharma

Emerging markets focused private equity firm Abraaj has backed Moroccan pharmaceutical products provider Steripharma.

9 September 2013

Emerging markets-focused LeapFrog pulls in over $200m for second fund

frog_lrg Emerging markets fund manager LeapFrog Investments has gathered more than $200m for its second fund after investing almost all of its $135m debut vehicle.

6 September 2013

UK’s CDC commits to $75m Africa Development Partners II $

UK’s development finance investor CDC has committed $75m to the latest Africa-focused fund managed by Development Partners Internationa, which targets industries that cater to region's emerging middle-classes.

3 September 2013

Africa’s institutional investors set to invest in local private equity funds $

One sure way to accelerate market growth would be the participation of Africa’s institutional investors as an active backer and limited partner of local private equity funds, according to one development finance group.

22 August 2013

Ethos Private Equity eyes Alexander Forbes exit

South Africa-based Ethos Private Equity is reportedly preparing to sell its stake in retirement fund administrator Alexander Forbes after a six-year holding period.

7 August 2013

Actis buys South African payments business Paycorp from Transaction Capital for $95m

Emerging markets private equity firm Actis has acquired South African payments business Paycorp from financial services group Transaction Capital for $95m.

31 July 2013

Abraaj exits second investment in three days with Ghana’s HFC bank sale

exit sign_sq Dubai-based private equity firm The Abraaj Group has exited its stake in Ghana’s HFC Bank to strategic Republic Bank after a three-year holding period.

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