DEG Co-finances Ethiopian Brewery (Sub-Saharan Africa)

DEG (Deutsche Investitions- und Entwicklungsgesellschaft), the development finance arm of Germany’s KfW Bankengruppe, has partnered with London-based Duet Group and U.S.-based Vasari Group to invest US$90 million in Dashen Brewery of Ethiopia. DEG will provide US$12.5 million of its own capital as part of the deal. Dashen, which produces… Read More

Actis Exits Accra Mall (Sub-Saharan Africa)

Actis has announced the sale of its 85 percent stake in Accra Mall, a shopping and leisure center in Ghana, to Atterbury, a South Africa-based property developer, and Sanlam, a financial services group also based in South Africa. Actis led the development of Accra Mall in partnership with the… Read More

AfDB Sponsors Fund of Funds for Agribusiness in Africa (Sub-Saharan Africa)

The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB) has approved a US$100 million anchor investment in Agvance Africa, an agribusiness-focused fund of funds to be managed by Credit Suisse Customized Fund Investment Group (CFIG). Agvance Africa is focused on promoting private investment in African agriculture and… Read More

2012 Global Limited Partners Survey

EMPEA’s 8th Annual Global Limited Partners Survey collected the views of 106 LPs from 28 countries around the world to better understand their changing attitudes toward private equity investing in emerging markets. This study provides EMPEA Members and the broader industry with a greater understanding of how LPs view the… Read More



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