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17 June 2016

Ethos Private Equity to exit long-held Brandcorp to Bidvest

combination-lock-1224671_1920 South African private equity major Ethos has agreed to sell 2007 investment Brandcorp to the Bidvest Group.

15 June 2016

South Africa PE deal consistency highlights future confidence

cape-town-997521_1920 Consistency within private equity dealmaking in South Africa underlines industry confidence in the country despite threats of a future credit rating downgrade, industry body SAVCA believes.

10 June 2016

Three major changes shape PE in emerging markets over past decade $

nick_luckock_1 Three major factors have changed the face of private equity in emerging markets, according to Actis partner and head of financial services, Nick Luckock.

7 June 2016

Mediterrania makes Morocco’s MedTech latest Fund II investment

flag-357297_1920 Africa-focused private equity firm Mediterrania Capital Partners has tapped its second fund to pick up a stake in Moroccan IT business MedTech.

2 June 2016

Actis raises $500m for opportunistic RE investments in sub-Saharan Africa

sahara-188683_640 Emerging markets-focused private equity investor Actis has held a $500m final close for its third opportunistic real estate investment fund dedicated to Africa.

20 May 2016

Actis backs Moroccan university Mundiapolis

college education graduat Growth market investor Actis has backed Mundiapolis University (Mundiapolis), a private university in Morocco, with a n undisclosed investment.

17 May 2016

Gray Ghost reels in $10m for third EM Fund

sunset-1168551_960_720 US-headquartered Gray Ghost Ventures has raised $10m towards its third emerging markets-focused fund, AltAssets can reveal.

16 May 2016

Carlyle forms new $500m oil and gas investment platform via Mazarine Energy deal

Oil Pumps The Carlyle Group has announced the formation of a $500m investment platform targeting opportunities in Europe and North Africa as part of a new deal with Mazarine Energy.

16 May 2016

XSML backs Congolese pharma business B.I.S

green pills Emerging markets-focused XSML has tapped its African Rivers Fund (ARF) to back B.I.S, a Congolese manufacturer of generic pharmaceutical products.

16 May 2016

One Thousand & One Voices Africa lands $121m for first fund

africa Sub-Saharan Africa-focused One Thousand & One Voices Africa (1K1V) has raised just over $121m for its debut private equity fund.

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