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4 October 2013

“Little respite” from flat investment landscape in South African private equity $

South Africa’s private equity and venture capital activity remained flat in Q3 2013 with just two deals recorded, according to new data.

4 October 2013

Ethos Private Equity names new CEO as part of firm’s “natural evolution”

South Africa-focused Ethos Private Equity has named Stuart MacKenzie as CEO, replacing founding partner André Roux, who will assume the role of deputy chairman and chairman of the firm's investment committee.

3 October 2013

Actis prefers sale of Alexander Forbes over IPO

Private equity firm Actis would prefer an outright sale of its interest in Alexander Forbes to floating the South African pension fund manager.

30 September 2013

Arcapita eyes fundraising drive following Chapter 11

Having only recently emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, Bahraini investment group Arcapita has revealed plans to raise $100m from investors to target deals in the logistics, education and healthcare space.

26 September 2013

Made in Africa Foundation and African Development Bank launch $500m fund

London-based Made in Africa Foundation and African Development Bank have teamed up to launch Africa50, a $500m development vehicle focused on Africa.

26 September 2013

Emerging markets investor One Thousand & One Voices opens Johannesburg office

One Thousand & One Voices (1K1V), a private equity firm established by a group of wealthy families led by brewery magnate John Coors, has opened a new office in Johannesburg, South Africa.

25 September 2013

Emerging Capital Partners back in market for $750m-targeting eighth fund

Africa-focused private equity firm Emerging Capital Partners has reportedly started pre-marketing for its fourth vehicle which could target up to $750m.

19 September 2013

Phatisa raises $243m for African Agriculture Fund

African private equity firm Phatisa has held a final close of its African Agriculture Fund (AAF) on $243m.

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.

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