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28 May 2012

Emerging Capital Partners backs Kenyan café Nairobi Java House

coffee-beans_­sq Pan-African private equity firm Emerging Capital Partners has invested in Kenyan café and restaurant operator Nairobi Java House.

23 May 2012

Actis exits Ghanaian shopping mall to Atterbury, Sanlam

Accra-Mall-Ghana_sq Actis, the London-based emerging markets investor, has sold its 85 per cent stake in Accra Mall to South African commercial and retail property developer Atterbury and financial services group Sanlam.

14 May 2012

Emerging market private equity moves to developed market model $

PaulFletcher_main_sq.jpg The model for successful emerging markets private equity investment has undergone “a profound shift” since 2004, according to Paul Fletcher, a senior partner at London-based emerging markets investor Actis.

14 May 2012

Aureos exits Zambia egg producer Golden Lay for $24m

eggs-10_sq Emerging markets investor Aureos has sold its stake in Golden Lay, a Zambia-based company involved in the production, distribution and sale of chicken table eggs, in a $24m secondary transaction to African private equity firm Phatisa.

11 May 2012

Development Partners International takes stake in Ghana’s CAL Bank

Sub-Saharan Africa-focused private equity firm Development Partners International (DPI) has bought almost a third of Ghana-based CAL Bank, in a $61.5m deal that will lift the bank’s capital base in line with central bank minimum capital requirements.

11 May 2012

Aureos exits South African brick maker SA Block

London-based emerging markets investor Aureos has sold its stake in South African brick and clinker aggregate manufacturing group SA Block to Afrimat, a black empowered open pit mining company listed on the Main Board of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange.

10 May 2012

African private equity body appoints Citadel MD to board amid relaunch

The African Venture Capital Association has appointed Egypt-based private equity firm Citadel Capital to its board as it looks to put the continent’s private equity industry on the map.

9 May 2012

CDC commits to Schulze Ethiopia fund following strategy overhaul $

CDC has become a cornerstone investor in emerging market private equity firm Schulze Global’s Ethiopia growth fund, marking the UK development finance institution’s first investment in the emerging East African country.

4 May 2012

South Africa’s Ethos ups stake in Transaction Capital

Johannesburg-based private equity firm Ethos has increased its investment in Transaction Capital, the financial services company led by the founder of South African retail giant Massmart.

4 May 2012

BTG Pactual launches $1bn Africa private equity fund

Brazilian financial services giant BTG Pactual has launched a $1bn private equity fund to invest in Africa, making it the largest investment vehicle focused on the emerging continent and the biggest ever raised to invest outside of Brazil.

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