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Covington to open South Africa office

May 7, 2017

Covington and Burling, the global law firm headquartered in the USA, is opening a new office in Johannesburg as part of its expansion of its Project Development and Finance practice, significantly [more...]

Investec exits SA Taxi mezzanine investment

April 30, 2017

Investec Asset Management has exited its mezzanine investment in SA Taxi, the South African taxi financing company which it originally backed through its first private equity fund in 2011. Terms of [more...]

Actis-backed MédiS buys Sanofi’s WPS

April 23, 2017

MédiS, a generic pharmaceuticals business with operations in Tunisia and Algeria, has agreed to acquire Winthrop Pharma Senegal from Sanofi in an undisclosed deal. Actis acquired what was described [more...]

Quantum launches power development platform

April 17, 2017

Quantum Global, a Swiss-headquartered private equity investment firm focused on Africa, is launching a new power development platform on behalf of QG Africa Mezzanine, its $250 million investment [more...]

Actis exits remaining stake in Edita Foods

April 17, 2017

Actis has sold its remaining stake in Edita Foods to a large group of investors from the USA, UK, Germany, South Africa and the United Arab Emirates. The sale of the 7.5% stake was executed via an [more...]

Imara de-lists from Botswana Stock Exchange

April 17, 2017

In the latest in a series of recent moves, asset management and advisory firm Imara Holdings was de-listed from the Venture Capital Board of the Botswana Stock Exchange at the end of March. The news [more...]
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