ICEA et al. launch SME fund

Kenya-based Insurance Company of East Africa (ICEA) has partnered with the Norwegian Investment Fund for Developing Countries (Norfund) and Imara Securities to launch a $100 million private equity fund.

Food & drinks flavour Q1 dealmaking (Exclusive)

Deal-making volumes in the first quarter of 2014 have signalled a healthy start to the year, with a significant spike in food and drink...

Agile finalises Goldrush deal

Agile Capital, formerly Zico Capital, has finalised its equity investment into South Africa-based consumer gambling company Goldrush. The financial details have not been disclosed. The...

Knife seals 5th deal

Knife Capital has signed a deal to invest an undisclosed amount into a South Africa-based consumer food producer PURA Beverage Company, sealing...

Amethis & Metier in Kenya deal

Amethis Capital and Metier have sealed a mid-cap carve-out deal to acquire a significant minority stake in the packaged food units of Kenya-based consumer...

Leaf Capital in SA consumer deal

Leaf Capital has acquired a significant minority stake in South Africa-based consumer goods retailer Wellness Warehouse. The financial details have not been disclosed. The firm...

Fusion buys 40% of Xtra Publishing

Fusion Capital has sealed an early-stage deal to invest an undisclosed amount into Kenya-based information provider Xtra Publishing, acquiring 40% of the company. Xtra Publishing...

ACA invests in Filmhouse

African Capital Alliance (ACA) has backed an early-stage investment into Nigeria-based consumer entertainment company Filmhouse Cinemas, and its movie production subsidiary FilmOne Distribution. The...

Kinnevik backs iROKO’s Francophone expansion

Kinnevik has backed Nigeria-based consumer entertainment company iROKO Partners’ $19 million expansion into Africa’s Francophone region. The expansion is being led by Canal+, a television...

4Di Capital backs gaming company BetTech

South Africa-based gaming software developer BetTech Gaming has won a multi million rand investment from 4Di Capital. No financial details have been disclosed.