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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.

9 December 2014

Zouk co-leads $16m funding round for Africa’s Off Grid Electric

download (9) UK private equity firm Zouk Capital has co-led a $16m funding round for African pay-as-you-go energy provider Off Grid Electric.

5 December 2014

Local team ‘vital’ for investing in EM real estate opportunities $

asia real estate When tapping up the ‘immense’ real estate opportunities in emerging markets it is vital to have a local team according to Infrared’s Robin Hubbard and Fusion Group’s Phil Goodwin.

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