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.
Abraaj and Proparco have exited 83% of their combined stake in Tunisian pharmaceutical company Unité de fabrication de medicaments to a consortium of investors including Washington-based SQM, Blakeney Asset Management, the Tunisian-Kuwaiti Consortium of Development (CTKD), and two local investors.
Warburg Pincus and General Atlantic have agreed to acquire a 49% stake in Network International, a payment solutions provider in the Middle East and Africa, from The Abraaj Group.
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.
Actis, RMB Westport and Paragon Holdings, have sold their stakes in Ikeja City Mall to South African real estate investment trust, Hyprop Investments, and Attacq, a JSE-listed real estate capital growth fund.
Qalaa Holdings has sold its stakes in cement subsidiaries ASEC Minya Cement and ASEC Ready Mix, representing 46.5% and 55%, respectively, to Misr Cement Qena for approximately EGP1bn ($124.6m).
Adenia Partners has exited its investment in Hôtel du Louvre, a flagship business hotel located in Antananarivo, Madagascar, to a group of local investors.
Ethos Private Equity has confirmed the intention to partially exit its stake in Waco, a South African industrial services company, through a listing on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) later this year.
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.