Harith General Partners has expanded its telecoms portfolio with a $24.1m investment in Open Connect, Malawi’s largest and only redundant fibre network provider to the domestic market.
Wamda Capital, KISP Ventures, and Raed Ventures has backed Aqarmap, an online real estate marketplace in Egypt.
The Blackstone Group has exited its stake in Bujagali Energy (BEL), the developer of the 250-megawatt Bujagali hydropower project in Uganda, to a Norwegian hydropower developer SN Power.
Futuregrowth Asset Management has taken part in the second round of investor fund raising for Yoco, an innovative, fast growing enterprise in South Africa.
Development Partners International (DPI) has invested $45m for a significant minority stake in MNT Investments, the holding company for Mashroey and Tasaheel, market leaders in the consumer finance and microfinance sectors in Egypt.
Vantage Capital, Africa’s largest mezzanine debt fund manager, has fully exited its investment in New GX Capital, generating returns for Vantage’s Fund III investors of more than 35%.
The Off-Grid Energy Access Fund (OGEF) has announced its first close with committed capital of $58m from the African Development Bank (AfDB), the Nordic Development Fund, the Global Environment Facility, Calvert Impact Capital and All On.
African Infrastructure Investment Managers (AIIM) has acquired through its IDEAS Managed Fund stakes in nine new solar and wind power plants in South Africa.
In South Africa, long term private equity returns remained steady for the first quarter of 2018, according to the latest RisCura-SAVCA South African Private Equity Performance Report.
The Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund (EAIF) has announced financial close of its 11-year $35m loan to Indorama Eleme Fertilizer & Chemicals (IEFCL).
Vantage GreenX Fund Managers has provided R2.05bn of funding to a combination of six solar and wind energy projects with a combined capacity of 433MW.
Globeleq, and independent power producer in Africa, has agreed to acquire a majority stake in renewable energy projects in South Africa from global alternative asset manager Brookfield Asset Management.
SOKOTRA Capital led consortium has completed the acquisition of 100% of Aquaculture Tunisienne (AT), one of the oldest and most established companies in the aquaculture sector in North Africa and the Mediterranean basin.
PAPE Fund 3 has acquired a 48.3% equity interest in Laser Group, one of South Africa’s largest independently owned logistics companies.