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12 April 2016

Equity capital markets will help settle unstable African exit environment, GP says $

andrew brown Investor wariness towards political risk is causing an unstable exit market in Africa, but the opening of equity capital markets could renew optimism in the continent according to Emerging Capital Partners’ managing director and CIO.

4 April 2016

Mediterrania buys 43% stake in Cieptal Cars

car driver wheel Barcelona-based private equity firm Mediterrania Capital Partners has tapped its second fund to buy a 43 per cent stake in car rental business Cieptal Cars.

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.

22 January 2016

LeapFrog joins with insurer Prudential to launch Africa partnership

africa-60570_640 Emerging market investors LeapFrog Investments has joined with Prudential Financial to launch a $350m investment partnership in Africa.

6 January 2016

Sub-Saharan Africa still under-represented in PE despite strong recent returns, SAVCA says

sahara-838494_1920 The Southern African Venture Capital and Private Equity Association is talking up investment in the region through 2016 on the back of strong ten-year return figures.

2 November 2015

Lack of data among main barriers to foreign LP investments in Africa $

silhouettes-816486_1920 Insufficient affirmation figures that investing in Africa will pay off is stopping many international LPs entering markets on the continent.

7 October 2015

KKR looking to invest $100m in Africa

EMC Africa fund US buyout giant KKR is reportedly looking to invest around $100m into Africa with in the next year, AltAssets understands.

23 September 2015

Emerging Capital sells African insurance company Continental Re

kenya-tree_sq Africa-focused private equity firm Emerging Capital Partners has sold C-Re Holding to Saham Finances, the insurance arm of Saham Group.

22 September 2015

Ghana, Nigeria-focused Synergy Capital closes debut fund above $100m

money-515058_640 Nigeria-based Synergy Capital Managers has completed a final close for its first private equity above its initial $100m hard cap.

28 July 2015

Carlyle makes first exit in Africa by offloading Export Trading

field-196173_640 Global private equity major The Carlyle Group has completed its first exit in Africa with the sale of Export Trading Group.

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