Qalaa Holdings has announced that its subsidiaries ASEC Cement and ASEC Cement Djelfa Offshore have completed the sale of 100% of ASEC Ciment Algérie (AACC) to an Algerian investor at a deal value equivalent to $60m.
AfricInvest and Mediterrania Capital Partners (MCP) have sold their stakes in Grupo San Jose & Lopez (SJL), a logistics and international road freight transport company with operations in the Maghreb and Europe.
Centum has sold its 26.43% stake in KWA Holding East Africa (KWA), one of the foremost manufacturers and distributors of spirits and wines in Kenya, to Distell International Holdings, a subsidiary of Distell Group.
CDG Capital Private Equity, a private investment fund based in Morocco, has sold its stake in regional outsourcing company Intelcia to Altice Group, a multinational group operating in telecommunications, content and media.
Maghreb Private Equity Fund II (MPEF II), managed by AfricInvest, has sold its 20.06% stake in the Group Cotugrain Hortimag, a Tunisia-based leader in the production of seeds, fresh vegetables, and young plants for export.
Qalaa’s cement subsidiaries, ASEC Cement and ASEC Cement Djelfa Offshore, have signed a preliminary agreement to sell 100% of Algerian Cement Plant Djelfa for $60m transaction to a consortium of Algerian investors.
AfricInvest’s Maghreb Private Equity Fund II (MPEF II) has successfully concluded its exit from Général Emballage, a leader in the manufacturing and processing of corrugated cardboard based in Algeria, to a consortium of Development Partners International (DPI) and DEG.
Cauris Croissance, the second fund managed by Cauris Management, the West African private equity fund manager, has confirmed the sale of its stake in Sodigaz, to the sponsors and majority shareholders of the company.
Rockwood Private Equity-led consortium has entered into an agreement with Euronext-listed Wendel regarding the sale of its interest in the Tsebo Soulutions Group for an enterprise value of ZAR5.25bn ($375m).
Steinhoff International, a South African-based international retail holding company, has agreed to acquire Tekkie Town, South Africa’s largest specialist footwear retailer, from a private equity firm Actis.
Rockwood Fund I, a R4.5bn South African leveraged buyout fund managed by Rockwood Private Equity, and Thebe Investment Corporation have exited Safripol to KAP Industrial Holdings for an equity value of R4.1bn ($310m).
Belelani Capital, a Broad Based Black Economic Empowerment (BEE) company, has acquired a 24% shareholding in Pareto (Pareto Limited and Business Venture Investments No. 1360) from the Government Employees Pension Fund (GEPF).
MENA Infrastructure, an infrastructure fund manager focused on the Middle East, North Africa and Turkey region, has sold its 30% stake in Egypt-based port terminal operator Alexandria International Container Terminal (AICT) to global port investor Hutchison Port Holdings.
Helios Investment Partners, Pembani Group, First City Monument Bank and other minority shareholders have agreed the sale of Helios Towers Nigeria (HTN), a tower company in Nigeria, to IHS Towers (IHS), the largest telecommunications infrastructure provider in Africa, Europe and the Middle East.
Actis, a growth markets investor, has confirmed an agreement to sell Emerging Markets Payments (EMP), Africa and the Middle East payments business, to Network International, a provider of payment solutions in the Middle East.
Qalaa Holdings’ Finance Unlimited subsidiary has announced plans to divest its 70% ownership stake in Tanmeyah Microenterprise Services, a private-sector provider of microfinance solutions in the Egyptian market, to EFG Hermes.
Helios Investment Partners has partially exited its stake in Equity Group Holdings, Kenya’s banking group, to the Norwegian Investment Fund for Developing Countries (Norfund) and NorFinance, a joint venture investment company between Norfund and Norwegian private investors.
Ethos, a South African private equity investor, has sold its entire stake in a niche technology company, CQS Investment Holdings (CQS) to JSE-listed Adapt IT, an information technology services and specialised solutions provider, for R216.81m.
Mediterrania Capital Partners, a private equity firm focusing in growth investments for SMEs in North Africa and Sub-Saharan countries, has fully exited its investment in CEPRO (Cellulose Processing), a manufacturer and distributor of baby diapers and feminine sanitary pads in Algeria.
Vantage Capital, Africa’s predominant mezzanine fund manager with approximately R8bn ($478m) of assets under management, has fully exited its investment in TrenStar, one of Southern Africa’s leading returnable packaging companies.
The Abraaj Group has fully exited its shareholding in African insurer, Saham Finances, to Sanlam Group and the Saham Group, a diversified Moroccan-based conglomerate operating in the insurance, offshoring and real estate sectors in the Middle East and Africa, and the parent company of Saham Finances.
AfricInvest alongside FMO, Finnfund, Bank of Africa Group and Gras Savoye, have completed the sale of its 59.34% equity stake in Alios Finance to TLG Finance, a holding company controlled by Tunisie Leasing.
Emerging Capital Partners along with its investment partners, have announced the sale of a 53.6% share of the Nigerian reinsurance company, Continental Reinsurance, to Saham Finances, the insurance arm of Saham Group.
AfricInvest, a pan-African SME-focused private equity firm, has announced that its AfricInvest Fund II, along with other shareholders, has successfully exited its investment from Brookhouse Schools to UK-based Educas.
Actis has exited its investment in a power generation platform Globeleq Africa to a company owned by Norfund, the Norwegian investment fund for developing countries and CDC Group, the UK government’s development finance institution.
The West African private equity fund manager Cauris Management has confirmed the sale of its stake in ETE to the Moroccan company Les Eaux Minérales d’Oulmès, delivering 3.4x returns on the fund’s initial investment.
The Carlyle Group, a global alternative asset manager with $193bn of assets under management, has announced plans to sell its current minority stake in Export Trading Group (ETG), an African agricultural commodities supply chain manager, to the company management team/founders.
Kibo Capital Partners has fully exited its 40% stake in Uganda-based International Medical Group to a consortium consisting of the Ciel Group, a conglomerate in Mauritius with growing activities East Africa, and Fortis, a healthcare operator from India.
Helios EB Investors II, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Helios Investment Partners, has sold its 2.44% stake in Equity Group Holdings to the National Social Security Fund (NSSF Uganda) at a price of KES 50 ($0.51) per share.
Qalaa Holdings, a pan-African infrastructure and industry investment company, has hired CI Capital as adviser to study strategic options for the full exit of Tanmeyah for Microfinance Services, a non-core subsidiary in which Qalaa holds a 70% stake.
CVC Capital Partners has agreed to sell its 51% interest in an international health club operator Virgin Active to South African investment firm Brait, in a transaction that values the business at $1.94bn (£1.3bn).
Vantage Capital, a Pan-African mezzanine fund manager with over R5bn ($420m) of AUM, and the Dutch development bank FMO have exited their R220m ($32m) investment in Safripol, Southern Africa’s plastic polymer manufacturer.
Verod Capital, a Nigeria-based private equity firm focusing on investing equity and equity-linked capital in growth companies, has fully exited ownership of HFP Engineering, and partially exited its stake in GZ Industries.
The Abraaj Group, a private equity investor operating in global growth markets, has exited through one of its Funds, an investment in ECCO Outsourcing, a business process outsourcing (BPO) and contact center outsourcing (CCO) company in Egypt.
DPI, an Africa-focused private equity firm, has announced its intention to sell Assur Africa Holding (AAH), which holds a 77% stake in Nigeria’s Mansard Insurance, to the AXA Group (AXA) for a total consideration of approximately €198m ($245.27m).
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