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2 October 2012

XSML invests in Congo river, road transportation business

xsml_sg Amsterdam-based emerging markets investor XSML has sealed its fifth deal in Congo DRC after investing in SOGETRA SPRL, a company involved in river and road transport in the country.

2 October 2012

Citadel Capital looks to Africa for infrastructure investments $

Egypt-headquartered private equity firm Citadel Capital is considering investing in Uganda's proposed $2.5bn oil refinery project as a part of a concerted infrastructure drive in the region.

24 September 2012

TA Associates buys Asia satellite company SpeedCast

satellite-dishsq_lrg Global private equity firm TA Associates has backed the management buyout of SpeedCast, a global network and satellite communications service provider, for a reported $32m.

19 September 2012

Development Partners sets $500m target for second Africa fund $

Development Partners International, a UK-based private equity firm making pan-African investments, has begun raising capital for a $500m fund.

19 September 2012

Soros, IFU back African sustainable business CleanStar Mozambique

Sustainable investment firm the Soros Economic Development Fund and the Industrialization Fund for Developing Countries (IFU) have invested close to $9m in food, energy, and forest protection business CleanStar Mozambique.

17 September 2012

OPIC commits $360m to funds in Africa, Indonesia, Russia

The Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) has approved $360m in financing for three investment funds in Africa, Russia and Indonesia.

10 September 2012

Gaurav Garg joins Mercer as region leader for growth markets

Institutional investment consultant Mercer has appointed Gaurav Garg as region leader for growth markets, incorporating Mercer’s businesses in Asia, Middle East, Africa and Latin America.

10 September 2012

US government partners with Abraaj Capital for MENA SME fund

gulf-flags-middle-east-mena US development finance institution OPIC has committed $150m to Abraaj Capital’s latest SME fund focused on the Middle East and North Africa.

4 September 2012

Actis bolsters Africa team with former Bain & Co hire

London-based emerging markets investor Actis has appointed former Bain & Co consultant James Smith as a director in the firm’s Johannesburg office.

30 August 2012

Nigeria launches $15m state-backed venture fund for ICT sector

Nigeria’s Information Technology Development Agency is to cornerstone a new venture capital fund focusing on the country’s information, communications and technology sector.

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