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27 July 2012

Private equity CEO shot dead in office by suicidal gunman $

Julian Williams Basileus Capital - AltAssets Private Equity News The head of a South African private equity firm has been shot dead in his office by a gunman who then killed himself with the same weapon.

26 July 2012

Ciel Group nets 82% IRR from first Kibo Fund exit $

news_exitsign.lrg_ Mauritius-based investment firm Ciel Group has made an 82 per cent IRR from its first ever exit by selling its stake in insurer Swan Group, AltAssets has learned.

18 July 2012

Actis exits Banque Commerciale du Rwanda

rwanda5_sq London-based emerging markets investor Actis has sold its stake in Banque Commerciale du Rwanda to Kenyan regional bank I&M Bank and French and German development finance institutions Proparco and DEG.

10 July 2012

Intel Capital inks first investment in West Africa

The venture capital arm of chipmaking giant Intel and Africa-focused private equity fund manager Adlevo Capital Managers have partnered for a growth investment in cloud-based mobile software company Rancard Solutions.

4 July 2012

Aureos invests in West African private hospital Clinique Biasa

africa-hospital-nairobi_sq London-based emerging markets investor Aureos Capital has made a $1.7m investment in Clinique Biasa, a private hospital and clinic in Togo, West Africa.

26 June 2012

Oil company Saudi Aramco to launch VC firm targeting drilling technology

Saudi Arabia’s state-owned oil company Saudi Aramco is reportedly seeking to establish a corporate venture capital firm focused on drilling technologies.

25 June 2012

Short term hurdles belie wider potential for private equity, says SWF $

ADIA_zayed_170sq Despite facing “undoubted short-term risks”, opportunities abound in the global economy, as wider population and technology growth create opportunities for long term investors, according to sovereign wealth investor the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority.

21 June 2012

Impact investor AlphaMundi teams with NGO for €50m renewables fund $

AlphaMundi has teamed with UK NGO GVEP International to launch a €50m fund in a model that CEO Tim Radjy believes will be replicated by the impact investment industry as it matures.

21 June 2012

Warburg, Blackstone backed Kosmos Energy teams with Chevron

Blackstone and Warburg Pincus-backed oil and gas exploration company Kosmos Energy is selling a 50 per cent stake in two exploration blocks off the coast of Suriname.

14 June 2012

East African consumer growth to trump energy resource investing $

Alex-Handrah Aime ECP managing partner - AltAssets Private Equity News Interest in East African investment may have been buoyed by a string of energy resources finds in the past year, but consumer goods are where the real value is hidden according to Emerging Capital Partners.

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