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10 June 2016

Three major changes shape PE in emerging markets over past decade $

nick_luckock_1 Three major factors have changed the face of private equity in emerging markets, according to Actis partner and head of financial services, Nick Luckock.

7 June 2016

Mediterrania makes Morocco’s MedTech latest Fund II investment

flag-357297_1920 Africa-focused private equity firm Mediterrania Capital Partners has tapped its second fund to pick up a stake in Moroccan IT business MedTech.

2 June 2016

Actis raises $500m for opportunistic RE investments in sub-Saharan Africa

sahara-188683_640 Emerging markets-focused private equity investor Actis has held a $500m final close for its third opportunistic real estate investment fund dedicated to Africa.

20 May 2016

Actis backs Moroccan university Mundiapolis

college education graduat Growth market investor Actis has backed Mundiapolis University (Mundiapolis), a private university in Morocco, with a n undisclosed investment.

17 May 2016

Gray Ghost reels in $10m for third EM Fund

sunset-1168551_960_720 US-headquartered Gray Ghost Ventures has raised $10m towards its third emerging markets-focused fund, AltAssets can reveal.

16 May 2016

Carlyle forms new $500m oil and gas investment platform via Mazarine Energy deal

Oil Pumps The Carlyle Group has announced the formation of a $500m investment platform targeting opportunities in Europe and North Africa as part of a new deal with Mazarine Energy.

16 May 2016

XSML backs Congolese pharma business B.I.S

green pills Emerging markets-focused XSML has tapped its African Rivers Fund (ARF) to back B.I.S, a Congolese manufacturer of generic pharmaceutical products.

16 May 2016

One Thousand & One Voices Africa lands $121m for first fund

africa Sub-Saharan Africa-focused One Thousand & One Voices Africa (1K1V) has raised just over $121m for its debut private equity fund.

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.

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