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27 January 2015

Abraaj nears $1bn mark for third Africa fund

south-african-road-1097295-m Emerging markets investor Abraaj Group has reportedly pulled in nearly $1bn for its Africa Fund III.

23 January 2015

Hillhouse leads $40m backing of emerging markets online classifieds company Saltside

woman-using-computer-1208423-m Chinese investment house Hillhouse Capital Management has led a $40m investment round in emerging markets online classifieds business Saltside Technologies.

21 January 2015

South Africa’s Ethos backs car part seller AutoZone

motor-parts-2-342617-m South Africa-based private equity firm Ethos has invested in aftermarket car parts retailer AutoZone.

16 January 2015

Pinebridge pulls in $52m for Sub-Saharan Africa fund

tree-in-masai-mara-1414267-m New York-based asset manager Pinebridge Investments has registered $52.5m of commitments for a vehicle specifically targeting companies in Sub-Saharan Africa.

16 January 2015

Old Mutual buys 23.3 per cent stake in Kenya’s UAP for $97.6m

kenya-tree_sq Global investment firm Old Mutual has purchased a 23.3 per cent in Kenyan insurer UAP Holdings for $97.6m.

12 January 2015

CDC appoints Murray Grant as MD for African fund

Murray Grant (1) UK development finance investor CDC has announced the appointment of Murray Grant as managing director for its African funds team.

12 January 2015

KKR hires Haroun van Hovell to head EMEA energy team

Van Hovell Haroun US private equity major KKR has appointed Riverstone’s Haroun van Hovell to head up its EMEA energy team.

12 January 2015

Africa-focused Helios set to close Fund III on $1.1bn hard cap

south africa Helios Investment Partners is set to close its third African-focused fund on its $1.1bn hard cap.

31 December 2014

Growthgate triples money selling Able Logistics in $32m deal

lorry truck transport road logistics Gulf-based investor Growthgate Capital has sold its 70 per cent stake in Able Logistics Group to strategic partner Kerry Freight Services for $32m.

10 December 2014

Abraaj’s Bisco Misr bidding period extended to match Kellogg’s

wafer Abraaj Investment Management has had its offer period form Egyptian cake and biscuit maker Bisco Misr extended by the country’s financial regulator.

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