Gemcorp Capital has led a $105m financing for Africell, a fast-growing pan-African mobile network operator.
The Takatso Consortium, which comprises Harith General Partners and local aviation group, Global Aviation, has been selected as the Preferred Strategic Equity Partner (SEP) for South African Airways (SAA).
Vital Capital has approved two new loans from its Vital Impact Relief Facility (VIRF) to Sollatek, a leading manufacturer of solar and voltage control products, and Privamnuts, a macadamia nut processor and exporter that is leading the modernization of the macadamia industry in Kenya.
African Infrastructure Investment Managers (AIIM) along with a consortium comprising South African Housing & Infrastructure Fund (SAHIF), through its Digital Infrastructure Consortium platform and STOA, a foreign investment vehicle based in France, have agreed to acquire a 25.8% interest in MetroFibre Networx (MFN) held by Sanlam Private Equity, African Rainbow Capital and a minority shareholder.
Wuri Ventures, a Pan-African venture capital fund, and Capria Ventures, have invested $1.5m in South African mobility data start-up WhereIsMyTransport.
Trustbridge has lead a Series A+ financing round in Speedaf express, a China-Africa integrated logistics service provider.
OP Finnfund Global Impact Fund I, the first global emerging markets impact fund in Finland, has invested $5m in EthioChicken, an Ethiopian poultry company.
Vantage Capital, Africa’s largest mezzanine fund manager, has provided $23m of mezzanine debt funding to PickAlbatros Hotels, a hotel owner and operator in Egypt.
Helios Fairfax Partners (HFP) has led the formation investment round in a newly formed entity called NBA Africa, including the Basketball Africa League (BAL) – a partnership between the NBA and the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) and the NBA’s first collaboration to operate a league outside of North America.
Kasada Capital Management has acquired the 414-key Safari Hotels and Conference Centre in Windhoek, Namibia.
The Vumela Fund, established by FNB Business and Edge Growth, has invested an undisclosed amount in Rand Pharmaceutical Distributors (Rand Pharm), a pharmaceutical distributor in South Africa.
African Infrastructure Investment Managers (AIIM), on behalf of the IDEAS Fund, and Reatile Group have agreed to acquire a 30% interest in ROMPCO (the Republic of Mozambique Pipeline Investments Company) from Sasol South Africa.
Accion Venture Lab has led a $1.8m seed investment round in Lami Technologies, a Kenyan insurance technology (insurtech) company that aims to democratize insurance products and services for low-income Kenyans.
South African investment firms Kalon Venture Partners and Caleo Private Equity have announced a $2.5m Series A co-investment into iXperience (iX), an educational-tech company that partners with high schools, universities and corporates to provide progressive education programs and services that equip students with industry-focused skills.