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7 May 2015

New York State makes first Capital Alliance commitment in $850m private equity spree

planet-earth-2-967372-m The New York State Common Retirement Fund, Albany, has committed a total of $965m to four fund managers, with going to $85m Nigeria and West Coast Africa-focused Capital Alliance Private Equity IV.

5 May 2015

Helios funds invest $100m in Africa Oil Corp

africa-tanzania_sq Africa-focused Helios Investment Partners has agreed to pick up a 12.4 per cent stake in Africa Oil Corp for $100m.

1 May 2015

Institutional investors look to smaller partners in Africa to mitigate the exit risk $

south africa When investing in Africa, institutional investors are looking towards the smaller, more focused partners which can mitigate the risk associated with exits according to panellists at the 12th Annual AVCA conference.

30 April 2015

Sovereign funds looking to make PE in Africa more attractive says exec $

africa Beyond providing African GPs with capital, sovereign wealth funds and pensions fund can help companies combat the difficult stock market and make the asset class more attractive according to Fonds Souverain D'Investissements Strategiques CEO Amadou Hott.

16 April 2015

CVC doubles money through Virgin Active exit

The Gym Group Private equity firm CVC Capital Partners has doubled its investment after exiting gym chain Virgin Active after less than four years, AltAssets understands.

15 April 2015

Abraaj appoints Lawati to partner

africa-tanzania_sq Emerging markets private equity firm The Abraaj Group has appointed Huda al-Lawati as head of MENA investment.

1 April 2015

Ethos snaps up two divisions from Nampak

south-african-road-1097295-m South Africa-based Ethos Private Equity has acquired the Tissue and Corrugate divisions from Africa’s packaging company Nampak.

12 March 2015

LeapFrog buys $25m stake in African Fintech platform AFB

leapfrog Emerging markets private equity LeapFrog Investments has purchase a $25m minority stake in financial technology platform AFB Mauritius.

6 March 2015

Blackstone to continue backing African energy-related infrastructure

EMC Africa fund Blackstone Group is eyeing infrastructure projects involving power generation and transmission in Africa, given the massive needs for capital on the continent.

27 February 2015

Africa’s ‘hidden iceberg’ of private equity investors $

blue-icebergs-1253865-m Panellists at the Private Equity Africa conference this week spoke about the increasing number of firms looking at Africa, with Emerging Capital Partners’ Andrew Brown revealing that that it is not just the big brand funds which are looking for deals.

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