Franklin Templeton Investments, a global investment management firm, has led a $3m Series A funding round in Bambu, a global provider of robo-advisory technology.
Alta Semper, a private equity manager investing flexible and strategic capital across select African frontier markets, has partnered with Oncologie & Diagnostic du Maroc (ODM), Morocco’s oncology, radiology and diagnostics platform.
XSML, a fund manager active in Central and East Africa, has made its seventh investment in Uganda with TMR International Hospital (TMR), a general hospital that specializes in maternity healthcare, emergency relief and ENT.
African Infrastructure Investment Managers (AIIM), Africa’s largest infrastructure-focused private equity fund manager, has acquired a 50% stake in Société d’Exploitation et de Gestion Aéroportuaires (SEGAP), a holding company with an established portfolio of airport investments across West and Central Africa.
Vantage Capital, Africa’s largest mezzanine fund manager, has provided $10m of mezzanine funding to Cap Tamarin, a mixed-used, residentially-focused “Smart & Happy” Village in Mauritius.
Kuramo Capital, a Pan-African independent investment management group, has completed a Series A financing round in Green Africa Airways, a value airline headquartered in Lagos, Nigeria.
Colony Capital, a global investment management firm, has agreed to acquire the Abraaj Group’s Sub-Saharan Africa fund management business and the Group’s Limited Partnership interests in the underlying Funds. In addition, Colony will acquire Latin America, North Africa and Turkey Funds, along with staff in the eight offices being transferred under the terms of the deal.
Futuregrowth Asset Management has committed R250m of senior debt to the Gauteng Partnership Fund (GPF), which will be used to fund developments in the student housing market in Johannesburg.
EFG Hermes’s Private Equity Division’s K-12 education vehicle has entered into definite agreements with TMG to acquire a portfolio of schools in an EGP1bn investment.
LeapFrog Investments has invested an undisclosed sum in ARM Pension Managers, one of the largest pensions fund administrator (PFA) in Nigeria with about $1.8bn in funds under management.
Àrgentil Capital Partners has acquired a 20% stake in Tempo Housing Nigeria, a Nigeria based developer of innovative housing solutions.
Old Mutual Private Equity (OMPE), one of the largest and most established private equity players in South Africa, has acquired a 50% interest in Medhold Group (Medhold), a prominent end-to-end supplier of world-class medical devices.
HAVAÍC, a South African investment and advisory firm, has lead the first external equity investment in AURA, and has advanced the first tranche of R6m.
AfricInvest, pan-African mid-cap focused private equity firm, has finalized its agreement to invest KES5.7bn ($55m) in Britam Holdings, one of the leading financial services groups in East Africa.