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July 2016

DPI backs Egypt’s B.Tech with $35mln

July 25, 2016

Africa-focused private equity firm Development Partners International is investing about $35 million in B.TECH. The investment is being made by African Development Partners II, the $725 million fund [more...]

Duet teams with AMCON for $400mln FMCG fund

July 25, 2016

Pan-African private equity investor Duet Group is teaming up with Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria or AMCON to launch a $400 million fund focused on turnaround and distressed opportunities in [more...]

IFC takes a 4% stake in ADvTECH

July 24, 2016

IFC is spending a total of $22 million to buy a 4% stake in ADvTECH, a South African private education provider. The investment is made up of two deals—1.6% was acquired in the market, whilst 2.5% [more...]

HIFSA and Mettle merger approved

July 24, 2016

South Africa’s Competition Commission has given the go ahead for Old Mutual to merge the assets and management of two real estate investment vehicles. Under the terms of the deal, the Old [more...]

Swiss Re buys 25% stake in Leadway

July 24, 2016

Swiss Re has acquired a 25% stake in Nigeria’s Leadway Assurance following the IFC‘s exit of its $14 million investment which was originally made in 2007. The move reflects the Swiss [more...]

Private Equity case studies in East Africa

July 24, 2016

Published in time for their annual conference at the end of June, the East Africa Venture Capital Association or EAVCA has published a case study compendium of some of the private equity deals in the [more...]
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