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6 May 2016

GP Investments expands beyond Brazil will Spice Private Equity purchase

africa-tanzania_sq Latin American buyout house GP Investments has acquired control of Switzerland-headquartered Spice Private Equity.

4 May 2016

Abraaj exits Unimed in Tunisia’s first IPO of the year

drug-pharma-medical-healthcare Emerging markets investor The Abraaj Group has offloaded Tunisian pharmaceutical company Unité de fabrication de médicaments (Unimed ) through an IPO.

25 April 2016

8 Miles invests in Ethiopian agribusiness Verde Beef

cattle-640985_640 Africa-focused private equity firm 8 Miles has picked up "a significant minority stake" in Ethiopian agribusiness Verde Beef Processing.

21 April 2016

CDC seals second East African banking deal in seven months

flag-1208854_1920 UK development finance institution CDC Group will buy just over 10 per cent of Kenyan banking group I&M Holdings, it has revealed.

15 April 2016

PE investors flood renewable space in emerging markets, but making returns is not easy $

Scott Mackin, Denham Capital The renewable energy sector in emerging markets has drawn a lot of private equity interest over the past five years but it is tough to find ways to provide edge.

12 April 2016

Equity capital markets will help settle unstable African exit environment, GP says $

andrew brown Investor wariness towards political risk is causing an unstable exit market in Africa, but the opening of equity capital markets could renew optimism in the continent according to Emerging Capital Partners’ managing director and CIO.

11 April 2016

Mediterrania taps Fund II to buy retail clothing business

clothing-store-984396_960_720 Barcelona-headquartered Mediterrania Capital Partners has entered the retail clothing business in the Maghreb region by buying minority stakes in BS Invest in Tunisia, CAP Retail in Morocco, and Investex Algérie in Algeria.

4 April 2016

Mediterrania buys 43% stake in Cieptal Cars

car driver wheel Barcelona-based private equity firm Mediterrania Capital Partners has tapped its second fund to buy a 43 per cent stake in car rental business Cieptal Cars.

24 March 2016

Synergy backs Nigerian broadband company Suburban Fiber

workstation-336369_640 Nigeria-based Synergy Capital Managers has made its sixth investment from its debut fund by backing Suburban Fiber Company.

22 March 2016

Shortage of local capital making fundraising difficult, says South African GP $

helicopter-1218974_960_720 (1) With regulatory constraints limiting allocations from local institutional investors, fundraising in South African is becoming increasingly difficult according to Medu Capital co-founder and director Nhlanganiso Mkwanazi.

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