EXEO Capital has announced the final close of their second food and agribusiness fund, Agri-Vie Fund II, at $146m, showing growth of nearly 50% on the size of the first fund.
Goodwell Investments has led the investment round with participation from Allan Gray, RGAx and angel investors in Inclusivity Solutions, an Africa-based technical service provider for digital insurance solutions.
Emerging Capital Partners (ECP) has agreed to acquire a substantial stake in Mauritius-based Inter Africa Transport Forex (IATF), which operates a financial technology platform.
Old Mutual Private Equity (OMPE), one of South Africa's largest and most established private equity managers, has acquired a majority stake in Footgear, a South African retailer of branded footwear.
Mergence Unlisted Investment Managers (Namibia) has bought a majority stake in the 6MWp Momentous Solar One solar energy plant, located near Keetmanshoop in Namibia, from Canadian Solar, one of the world's largest solar power companies.
TCV, Accel and Leapfrog Investments have agreed to invest $175m in a Series D round in a mobile payments company WorldRemit.
Truestone, a frontier market impact investor, has announced plans to launch the Mano River Transition Fund that will invest up to $50m into SMEs across Sierra Leone and Liberia.
Sahel Capital, fund Managers for the Fund for Agricultural Finance in Nigeria (FAFIN), has agreed to invest in Ladgroup, an indigenous agricultural company that engages in the processing and export of shea butter in Nigeria.
Helios Investment Partners and the Egyptian-American Enterprise Fund (EAEF) through their investment manager Lorax Capital Partners (LCP) have acquired a 96.7% stake of Misr Hytech Seed International, a breeder and producer of proprietary agricultural seeds in Egypt, and one of the Middle East and Africa’s largest independent seed companies.
Development Partners International (DPI), has sold its funds’ total holdings in Eaton Towers Holdings to American Tower Corporation (ATC).
Inside Equity Fund has committed to invest an initial $3.75m in Technopet as part of the company’s $10m+ investment plan over the next 2-3 years to expand its PET preforms production capacity.
The Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund (EAIF), part of the Private Infrastructure Development Group (PIDG), has lent the Guinea Alumina Corporation (GAC) $40m over 14 years, as part of a $750m debt package being led by the International Finance Corporation (IFC).
RENEW’s Impact Angel Network (IAN), one of the most active equity investors in Ethiopia, has successfully exited two investments to a regional private equity fund and a family office.
Apis Growth Fund I, a private equity fund managed by Apis Partners, and Crossfin Technology Holdings, a fintech investment company, have acquired Sureswipe, a South African card payment acceptance company.