The renewable energy holding managed by Swiss impact asset manager responsAbility has announced an equity investment in one of Malawi’s first solar projects.
Consonance Investment Managers, a private equity firm that invests in early-stage and growing businesses across sub-Saharan Africa, has invested an undisclosed amount in AFEX Commodities Exchange (AFEX), a market leading commodity exchange in Nigeria.
The Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund (EAIF) has issued a $30m loan to Kenmare Resources as part of the financing of a $145m expansion at the company’s Moma Mine, on the north east coast of Mozambique.
DOB Equity, a Dutch family-backed impact investor in East Africa, has invested in Natural Extracts Industries (NEI), an integrated natural vanilla flavour manufacturer, based in Moshi, Tanzania.
Cepheus Growth Capital Partners has invested in Tabor Ceramics Products Share Company, Ethiopia’s domestic producer of ceramic products.
Ethos Private Equity together with Ethos Capital have partnered with Brait SE, providing a strong platform to maximise value through the realisation of assets in Brait’s portfolio, and returning capital to shareholders in the medium term.
Mediterrania Capital Partners has invested through its MC III Fund an undisclosed amount in Akdital Holding, which operates five clinics in Greater Casablanca, Morocco, with the objective of supporting its expansion plans.
Emerging Capital Partners (ECP) has partnered with three development finance institutions, Proparco (France), Finnfund (Finland), and IFU (Denmark), to support growth and development of higher education institutions on the African continent.
The Rise Fund, a global impact investment fund managed by TPG, has invested in Pearl Dairy, the largest dairy processor in Uganda.
Visa has agreed to acquire a significant minority equity stake in Interswitch, a technology-driven company focused on the digitisation of payments in Nigeria and other countries in Africa.
Packaging Solutions Africa, a wholly owned special purpose vehicle established by Phatisa Food Fund 2, has offered to acquire the entire issued share capital of Rolfes, a South African industrial group.
Vantage Capital, Africa’s largest mezzanine fund manager, has provided €8m of mezzanine funding to Equity Invest S.A., the holding company for six Moroccan technology companies.
Goldman Sachs, with participation from existing investors including the IFC, TLcom Capital and Creadev, has invested $23.75m in a Series B equity round in Twiga Foods.
DOB Equity, a Dutch family-backed impact investor in East Africa, has invested in Moringa School, a technology learning accelerator in Kenya, to help it capitalize on the fast-growing demand for technical-skilled professionals.