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19 February 2016

LeapFrog names two partners to lead healthcare expansion

leapfrog Emerging markets investor LeapFrog Investments has named two partners to spearhead its expansion into healthcare investments.

17 February 2016

12-15% more realistic net-to-investor IRR target in African greenfield infra, InfraMed CEO says

Frederic Ottavy, InfraMed Africa's greenfield infrastructure has a lot of potential but targeting IRRs of 15-20 per cent is unrealistic, InfraMed CEO Frederic Ottavy told AltAssets.

11 February 2016

I&P, InfraMed launch €150m fund focused on small infrastructure in Africa

africa-11117_640 French impact investor I&P and pan-Mediterranean private equity firm InfraMed have joined forces to raise €150m infrastructure fund, looking for first close in mid-2016.

10 February 2016

Abraaj nears full deployment of North Africa Fund II, just 30% left free

dubai-977368_640 The Abraaj Group is left with only 30 per cent undeployed capital in its second North Africa-focused fund, which closed on $375m last summer, AltAssets can reveal.

9 February 2016

Siparex holds €20m first close for SMEs-focused fund

tunisia-1004116_1920 French private equity firm Siparex has held the first close on €20m for Fonds de Co-Localisation Franco-Tunisien (FCFT), a fund it co-manages with AfricInvest.

8 February 2016

Helios looking to offload payment-processing company Interswitch

payments_lrg African-focused private equity firm Helios Investment Partners is reportedly set to sell payment-processing company Interswitch, AltAssets understands.

3 February 2016

XSML holds first close for Fund II on $45m

lake-562749_1920 Amsterdam-based emerging markets investor XSML has held the first close for its second fund under management on $45m.

3 February 2016

Amadeus teams with MTN to make $40m African online travel agency investment

africa-1027917_1920 UK tech investor Amadeus Capital Partners has revealed a $40m investment in African online travel agency Travelstart in partnership with MTN, a mobile and digital life sciences business.

28 January 2016

Verod Capital smashes target in $115m final close of Fund II

national theatre, Nigeria, Africa Nigeria’s Verod Capital has announced the final close of its second growth fund on $115m, exceeding the initial target of $100m.

28 January 2016

LeapFrog uses Prudential partnership to buy Ghanaian life insurer UT Life

currency-166846_960_720 Emerging markets investor LeapFrog Investments has purchased a majority stake in Ghanaian life insurer UT Life for an undisclosed fee.

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