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25 November 2014

Carlyle backs growth of Nigeria’s Diamond Bank in $147m investment

Diamond Bank Global alternative asset manager Carlyle has invested $147m in Nigeria’s Diamond Bank as part of a recent rights issue.

20 November 2014

LeapFrog hops into East Africa health insurance in $18.7m deal with Resolution

frog-1028681-m Emerging markets private equity investor Leapfrog Investments has agreed to invest KSh1.68bn ($18.7m) for a majority stake in Kenya’s Resolution Insurance.

19 November 2014

KKR, CVC hire Goldman and HSBC for Americana bid

bbq-spare-ribs-1091654-m KKR and CVC Capital have reportedly appointed Goldman Sachs and HSBC as advisers on their joint bid for a stake in Kuwait Food Co, also known as Americana.

10 November 2014

African Capital ups target for latest fund to $600m

planet-earth-2-967372-m Private equity firm African Capital Alliance is targeting $600m for its fourth fund up one fifth from the $500m the firm was seeking for Capital Alliance Private Equity (CAPE) III.

7 November 2014

Africa-focused Helios raises more than three quarters of $1bn target for Fund III

tree-in-masai-mara-1414267-m Helios Investment Partners has reportedly pulled in at least $797m for its third fund, putting it more than three quarters of the way to its $1bn target.

5 November 2014

South African shoe seller Tekkie Town bags $65m Actis investment

142737 Pan-emerging markets private equity investor Actis has invested $65m in South African sports and lifestyle shoe seller Tekkie Town.

4 November 2014

Emerging markets dealmaking is built on investing in peoplep

africa-tanzania_sq Successful emerging markets dealmaking is built squarely on investing in people rather than relying on ‘number crunching’, Sarona Asset Management senior partner Vivian Berla has told AltAssets.

4 November 2014

Property developer Sodic raises nearly $140m for new Egyptian real estate projects

alabaster-mosque-or-mohammed-ali-mosque-2-456894-m Egyptian property developer Sixth of October Development and Investment Co has raised EGP1bn ($139m) to finance new projects in the country’s recovering real estate market.

4 November 2014

PE-backed African Phone tower firm IHS set raises $2.6bn

telephone-12_sq Private equity-backed Nigerian phone tower group IHS has raised $2.6bn.

3 November 2014

Vantage backs industrial materials producer AfriSam with $7m

brick-wall-texture-1445870-4-m South African firm Vantage Capital has invested $7m in building and construction materials company AfriSam.

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