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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.

26 November 2015

Abraaj exits Network Intl to Warburg Pincus and General Atlantic

dubai Private equity firms Warburg Pincus and General Atlantic have joined forces to take over a 49 per cent stake in Network International from The Abraaj Group.

26 November 2015

Actis makes second Nigeria deal in a week with $62m Sigma Pensions investment

business-962359_1920 Global emerging markets investor Actis has made its second Nigeria deal in two weeks by paying $62m for a majority stake in pension fund administrator Sigma Pensions.

25 November 2015

Abraaj sells stake in Moroccan insurer Saham Finances

road-288016_1920 The Abraaj Group has announced its full exit of the 2012 investment in Morocco-based insurance holding company Saham Finances to financial services provider Sanlam Group and Saham's parent company.

25 November 2015

Actis seals another Nigerian exit with Ikeja City Mall sale

credit-card-851502_1920 Emerging markets private equity investor Actis has exited its 60 per cent stake in Nigeria's Ikeja City Mall after a seven year association.

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