Gabon Seeks Private Partnerships to Boost Processing of Minerals

Gabon Seeks Private Partnerships to Boost Processing of Minerals

Libreville (Capital Markets in Africa) – Gabon, Africa’s second-biggest manganese producer, wants to partner with private companies to process most its minerals locally before exporting them, Mining Minister Christian Magnagna said. Local processing will boost the mining industry’s contribution to gross domestic product from the current 2.1 percent to at least 4 percent as the central African nation seeks to make its economy less dependent on oil, Magnagna said in an interview in the capital, Libreville….

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XSML invests in Monishop, Congo-Kinshasa

XSML invests in Monishop, Congo-Kinshasa

KINSHASA (Capital Markets in Africa) – XSML, the fund manager active in Central & East Africa, announced its investment in Monishop sarl (Monishop), a well-known supermarket in Kinshasa, DRC. Since inception Monishop has grown to become the leading supermarket in Kinshasa in terms of product offering and overall store experience, with bank, fast-food and pharmacy facilities on the same premises. The investment supports Monishop to build a new large supermarket in the center of Kinshasa. Monishop…

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Abraaj Group says plans to buy Kenyan coffee chain Java House

Abraaj Group says plans to buy Kenyan coffee chain Java House

NAIROBI (Capital Markets in Africa) – The Abraaj Group (Abraaj or the Group), a leading investor operating in growth markets, announced today it has entered into a definitive agreement to purchase, through its Funds, 100% of Java House Group (Java House or the Company), East Africa’s leading coffee-led casual dining chain, from private equity firm Emerging Capital Partners (ECP), and the Company’s founder and chairman, Kevin Ashley. Java House Group was established in Nairobi in…

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EXEO Capital’s Agri-Vie Fund exit from Fairfield Dairy South Africa

EXEO Capital’s Agri-Vie Fund exit from Fairfield Dairy South Africa

JOHANNESBURG (Capital Markets in Africa) – Agri-Vie Fund I, the Africa Food and Agribusiness Investment Fund managed by the pan-African private equity investment firm, EXEO Capital, has announced its exit from one of South Africa’s most respected value-added dairy companies, Fairfield Dairy, concluding a fruitful partnership which has vastly expanded the business over seven years. Kevin Lang, founder and major shareholder of Fairfield Dairy, says that during this time, Fairfield Dairy substantially strengthened its operations…

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Kibo Capital invests in Blowplast Limited

Kibo Capital invests in Blowplast Limited

NAIROBI (Capital Markets in Africa) – Africa-focused private equity fund manager Kibo Capital Partners is backing Blowplast Ltd, a plastic packaging company based in Kenya. As part of the deal, Christoph Evard, who led the deal for Kibo, will take a seat on the company’s board. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. The capital will be used to fund Blowpast’s expansion plans for East Africa and beyond. The company, which was founded in…

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Zimbabwe Plans a Green-Energy Fund to Boost Generation

Zimbabwe Plans a Green-Energy Fund to Boost Generation

HARARE (Capital Markets in Africa) – Zimbabwe plans a green-energy fund to promote the use of renewables, with the initial aim of making up a 600 megawatt shortfall in electricity production. The southern African nation wants to generate at least 1,000 megawatts of power, or 16 percent of its total projected generation, through solar and other renewable energy systems by 2025, according to the energy ministry’s final draft of a policy document emailed to Bloomberg News. State-owned…

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LeapFrog invests US$180mn in Enterprise Group Ghana

LeapFrog invests US$180mn in Enterprise Group Ghana

ACCRA (Capital Markets in Africa) – LeapFrog Investments, the profit-with-purpose investor in emerging markets, today announces a total investment of US$180mn in Ghanaian financial services market leader, Enterprise Group Limited (Enterprise Group). The transaction draws from a US$350mn separately managed account, LeapFrog Strategic African Investments (LSAI), which was established in 2016 to access high growth markets in Africa. The Enterprise Group commitment represents LeapFrog’s largest investment to-date and marks the first investment of LSAI, a fund…

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