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30 May 2013

IFC to invest $10m in emerging markets payments company Earthport

Emerging markets investor the IFC has agreed to invest $10m in Earthport, a cross-border payments service provider.

20 May 2013

Acorn Private Equity raises nearly $35m for third Africa fund $

South African private equity firm has received commitments of just under $35m for its third fund, AltAssets has learned.

20 May 2013

DVK Group raises one-third of $1bn African fund

UK-based private equity firm DVK is launching two funds to take advantage of investment opportunities in African countries such as Somalia.

16 May 2013

Sustainable investment, not commodity prices set to drive Africa growth $

Africa should not rely on rising commodity prices to continue its economic development and instead must prioritise inclusive private sector development to ensure the continent meets its developmental goals, a new report has suggested.

14 May 2013

Catalyst Principal Partners acquires 50% stake in Yes Brands

SONY DSC Private equity firm Catalyst Principal Partners has bought a 50 per cent stake in Ethiopian bottled mineral water company Yes Brands Food & Beverages.

13 May 2013

MENA-focused Citadel Capital shows improved performance after strategic rethink $

MENA-focused private equity firm Citadel Capital has reported improved results for 2012, on the back of “fundamental improvements” in underlying businesses as well as a sustained emphasis on cost control.

10 May 2013

Africa needs private equity capital to reduce reliance on aid

Private equity investments could make Africa less reliant on aid, but the continent faces challenges in attracting investors such as negative stereotypes and regulatory issues.

10 May 2013

Abraaj Capital nears first deal in Ivory Coast

Dubai-based private equity firm Abraaj Capital is reportedly looking to make its first investment ion Ivory Coast this year.

9 May 2013

PKA commits €67m to Actis Energy Fund 3

Danish labour-market pension fund PKA has reportedly invested DKK500m (€67m) in the Actis Energy Fund 3 in an overall boost of its infrastructure spend.

7 May 2013

Mergence targets $544m for South African renewable energy debt fund $

South African asset manager Mergence Investment Managers, has confirmed it is targeting ZAR5bn ($544m) for a renewable energy debt fund.

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