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27 November 2015

West Africa taking larger slice of Africa private equity pie $

globe-1029213_1920 West African private equity is taking an increasingly large chunk of the continent's dealmaking activity, new research shows.

26 November 2015

Romanian smart watch developer seals 3TS backing among $5m investment round

vector watch European tech-focused 3TS Capital Partners has backed Bucharest-based smart watch developer Vector Watch through its Catalyst Romania fund.

26 November 2015

Actis makes second Nigeria deal in a week with $62m Sigma Pensions investment

business-962359_1920 Global emerging markets investor Actis has made its second Nigeria deal in two weeks by paying $62m for a majority stake in pension fund administrator Sigma Pensions.

26 November 2015

TPG Indonesia affiliate Northstar nets $900m across new flagship, venture funds

mount-merapi-113620_1280 Singapore-headquartered Northstar Group has confirmed an $810m final close for its latest flagship fund as well as a smaller venture capital vehicle.

25 November 2015

Is CEE ready to join the big boys? $

boy-286809_1920 For many LPs, eastern Europe is no longer an emerging market. But the region has had a difficult crisis. With multiples down, is now the time to be exploiting Europe’s highest growth economies?

25 November 2015

Lack of resource often stops foreign LPs from investing in emerging markets, EBRD exec says

Anne Fossemalle, EBRD The higher risks that emerging markets pose to PE investments are not the only thing preventing foreign LPs from committing capital there - the firms' own resources are sometimes the bigger issue.

25 November 2015

Actis seals another Nigerian exit with Ikeja City Mall sale

credit-card-851502_1920 Emerging markets private equity investor Actis has exited its 60 per cent stake in Nigeria's Ikeja City Mall after a seven year association.

25 November 2015

Bain Capital said to seal 2x return through final Hero Motocorp stake sale

india-1006240_1920 US private equity major Bain Capital is said to be selling what is believed to be its remaining shares in India's Hero MotoCorp, this time for up to $116m.

24 November 2015

Abraaj halfway to $1bn target for first dedicated healthcare fund

mother-434355_1920 Emerging markets-focused private equity major The Abraaj Group is halfway to hitting the $1bn target for its first dedicated healthcare fund.

19 November 2015

Blackstone expanding Mexico operation, hires new senior advisor for country

flag-815077_1920 US private equity major Blackstone has hired Mexican restructuring advisory firm co-founder Isauro Alfaro as senior advisor to its team in the country. Alfaro, who co-launched Alfaro, Dávila y Ríos, will provide strategic counsel on investment opportunities in the Mexican market. Before founding ADR, he worked with Blackstone president Tony James as a managing director and[...]

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