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19 January 2016

Abraaj buys into Tunisia’s personal care products maker SAH

kleenex-145017_1280 Middle East-based private equity group Abraaj has announced the acquisition of a 49 per cent stake in JM Holding, the parent of Tunisia's personal hygiene products maker Société d’Articles Hygiéniques (SAH).

18 January 2016

Old Mutual PE unit picks up South Africa’s In2food

apple-tree-360083_1280 The private equity arm of South African investment firm Old Mutual has picked up a minority stake in convenience food manufacturing company In2food.

15 January 2016

Mediterrania exits Cepro to Abraaj after growing revenues 580% since 2009

baby-22199_1920 European private equity firm Mediterrania Capital Partners has sold its stake in Algerian nappy and sanitary pad maker Cepro to The Abraaj Group.

12 January 2016

Verod Capital to hold final close for Growth Fund II by end-January $

Dollar cash money Nigeria’s Verod Capital will hold the final close for its second growth fund by the end of the month, AltAssets can reveal.

8 January 2016

54 Capital invests $42m in Ethiopia’s Addis Pharmaceutical Factory

pharmaceutical 54 Capital, a private equity firm focused on investments in Africa, has backed Ethiopia’s drug manufacturer Addis Pharmaceutical Factory with $42m.

8 January 2016

Nigeria’s Verod Capital collects $85m for Growth Fund II

africa-60570_640 Nigeria’s Verod Capital has received $85m in commitments from 20 investors for its second growth fund, according to an SEC filing.

17 December 2015

Ethos to offload shares in commercial finance company Transaction

work South Africa-based Ethos Private Equity is set to sell its share in Johannesburg-listed commercial finance company Transaction Capital.

4 December 2015

Actis dips into Africa’s retail with $53m investment in Food Lover’s Market

woman-981797_1920 Global emerging markets investor Actis is making a ZAR760m ($52.8m) investment in Food Lover’s Market, which has been estimated to be the largest independent food retail group in Africa.

2 December 2015

Old Mutual’s private equity arm nabs majority stake in South Africa’s MoreCorp

golf_ball_170sq The private equity division of investment firm Old Mutual is said to have acquired a 70 per cent stake in South African sports equipment retailer MoreCorp in a deal worth more than ZAR300m ($20.9m).

30 November 2015

EBRD to inject $25.5m in Egyptian food producer Faragalla

market-332740_1920 The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has agreed to invest EGP200m ($25.5m) in Egyptian food producer Faragalla.

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