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4 November 2014

PE-backed African Phone tower firm IHS set raises $2.6bn

telephone-12_sq Private equity-backed Nigerian phone tower group IHS has raised $2.6bn.

3 November 2014

Vantage backs industrial materials producer AfriSam with $7m

brick-wall-texture-1445870-4-m South African firm Vantage Capital has invested $7m in building and construction materials company AfriSam.

22 October 2014

CVC eyes $700m deals in Middle East and North Africa

euros payments European private equity firm CVC Capital Partners is set to begin looking for deals in the Middle East and North Africa with a price tag of $700m.

17 October 2014

Returns in Africa are outperforming mature markets $

south africa Africa is outperforming more mature markets when it comes to cash-in cash-out returns according to Ernst & Young Advisory Services’ Graham Stokoe.

16 October 2014

Ebola effects Africa dealmaking, ‘shouldn’t trouble long-term opportunities’ $

africa The Ebola crisis raging through several West African countries has had a “massive effect” on private equity dealmaking, but should not trouble long-term opportunities the continent has to offer, Sovereign Risk Insurance’s Justin Willmott has said.

15 October 2014

AltAssets’ LP-GP Network launches first Investor Groups for Africa, Secondaries, Infrastructure

group-alone-lone-solo-teams-personnel AltAssets’ LP-GP Network has launched its first three Investor Groups targeting Africa, Infrastructure and the Secondaries market amid increasing demand for the service from members.

9 October 2014

Developed world could be “more uncertain” for infra investment than the developing $

road Investors may be being overly cautious about investing in the developing world when established markets such as Europe have their own risks, said Fagmeedah Petersen-Lurie CIO of the Eskom Pension and Provident Fund.

9 October 2014

Leapfrog exits Apollo to Swiss Re

Private equity firm LeapFrog Investment has exited its minority stake in East African insurer Apollo Investments to Swiss Re after three years.

8 October 2014

Helios more than halfway to $1bn target for Africa Fund III $

planet-earth-2-967372-m Africa-focused private equity firm Helios Investment Partners has registered commitments of $681.6m for its Investors III fund.

8 October 2014

Abraaj invests in South African food, consumer product business Liberty Star

dairy-cheese_sq Emerging markets private equity investor Abraaj has bought into one of South Africa’s biggest unlisted food and personal care product manufacturers.

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