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Abraaj has launched an $800 million Africa-focused vehicle to tap the continent’s buoyant markets.
Medu Capital has backed the buyout South Africa-based books distributors Exclusive Books and Van Schaik Bookstores for approximately $44million (R435million). Medu Capital has partnered with former Exclusive Books chief
Phatisa has closed its maiden vehicle African Agriculture Fund (AAF) at $243million. The fund was originally set up to raise $300million and had a $151million first close in 2011.
Tata Capital is reportedly working on plans to launch a $300 million Africa-focused private equity fund. The fund is expected to target companies operating in the continent’s agriculture, food
Fanisi Capital has invested $3million (Ksh255 Million) in Kenya-based retail pharmaceutical distributor Haltons. The financing will bolster the company’s plans to grow the number of its distribution outlets, from
Development Partners International (DPI) has recieved a $75million commitment from the CDC Group for its second pan-African generalist fund. DPI is working towards a $500 million target in African
Enko Capital has received a $15 million commitment from the African Development Bank (AfDB) for its maiden fund Enko Africa Private Equity Fund (EAPEF). EAPEF is targeting $150million at final
Abraaj has invested an undisclosed amount into Morocco-based pharmaceutical products manufacturer Steripharma. The capital will back the company’s second phase of development which includes building a new production plant.
LeapFrog Investments has reached the first close of its financial services sector-focused sophomore vehicle at $204million. Leapfrog II has attracted capital from global insurers such as MetLife, Prudential-USA, XL
Moringa Partnership has reached a €51.4m (approximately $66million) first close of its specialist agroforestry maiden vehicle. Moringa is targeting a €100million final close, to invest in agroforestry companies across Sub-Saharan Africa