Laureate Education To Sell Morocco University to KMR Holding

Laureate Education To Sell Morocco University to KMR Holding

CASABLANCA (Capital Markets in Africa) – Laureate Education, Inc. (NASDAQ:LAUR), the world’s largest global network of higher education institutions, and KMR Holding Pédagogique, the leading state-recognized multi-disciplinary private higher education platform in Francophone Africa, have signed an agreement for the sale of Laureate’s institution in Morocco – Université Internationale de Casablanca (UIC). UIC, which opened its doors in 2010, is located in the economic and education hub of Morocco, and is the first and only…

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Life Healthcare Said to Weigh Sale of India Hospital Chain Stake

Life Healthcare Said to Weigh Sale of India Hospital Chain Stake

JOHANNESBURG (Capital Markets in Africa) – Life Healthcare Group Holdings Ltd., the second-largest private hospital owner in South Africa, is considering a sale of its stake in India’s Max Healthcare Ltd., people with knowledge of the matter said. The Johannesburg-based company is working with Barclays Plc to explore potential interest in its holding in Max Healthcare, which is one of India’s largest private hospital chains, the people said. Life Healthcare and Mumbai-listed Max India Ltd. each own 49.7 percent…

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Mediterrania Capital Partners announces the first closing of Mediterrania Capital III LP at €103 million

Mediterrania Capital Partners announces the first closing of Mediterrania Capital III LP at €103 million

Barcelona/Malta. Mediterrania Capital Partners, the private equity firm focused on growth investments for SMEs in North African and Sub-Saharan countries, announces the first closing of its third capital growth fund, Mediterrania Capital III LP, at €103 million. Mediterrania Capital III (MC III) provides growth capital to generalist small- and medium-cap companies based in North African and Sub-Sahara African countries including Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Egypt, Senegal, Côte d’Ivoire and Cameroon. The fund will be investing €10-30…

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Zimbabwe’s Mugabe Faces Impeachment as He Balks at Retiring

Zimbabwe’s Mugabe Faces Impeachment as He Balks at Retiring

HARARE (Capital Markets in Africa) – Zimbabwean lawmakers are set to begin impeachment proceedings against President Robert Mugabe on Monday after he missed a ruling-party deadline to end his 37-year reign. Mugabe, 93, was widely expected to announce that he was stepping down in a televised address late on Sunday to enable Emmerson Mnangagwa, whom he fired as vice president earlier this month, to take over. Mugabe instead delivered a rambling and largely incoherent speech, in which he pledged…

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Moody’s downgrades IHS Netherlands rating to B2

Moody’s downgrades IHS Netherlands rating to B2

LAGOS (Capital Markets in Africa) – Moody’s Investors Service, has today downgraded IHS Netherlands Holdco B.V.’s (IHS) corporate family rating (CFR) to B2 from B1. At the same time, IHS probability of default rating was downgraded to B2-PD from B1-PD. The company’s $800 million 9.5 % senior unsecured guaranteed notes due 2021 were downgraded to B1 from Ba3. The outlook on the ratings is stable. The downgrades follow Moody’s downgrade of Nigeria’s sovereign rating to…

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Carlyle Is Said to Target Egypt Deals as Reforms Revive Economy

Carlyle Is Said to Target Egypt Deals as Reforms Revive Economy

CAIRO (Capital Markets in Africa) – Carlyle Group LP is targeting possible investments in Egypt as the U.S. buyout firm seeks to take advantage of an economic revival in Africa’s third-biggest economy, according to people familiar with the matter. The company is in talks to buy a controlling stake in chocolate maker Covertina, the people said, asking not to be identified as the information is private. It’s also looking at other potential investments in the country,…

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RMB Ventures and Investec Asset Management complete largest-ever Botswana private equity transaction

RMB Ventures and Investec Asset Management complete largest-ever Botswana private equity transaction

JOHANNESBURG (Capital Markets in Africa) – Kamoso, a Botswana-based retailer, and consumer goods company, was acquired by a consortium that includes Investec Asset Management Private Equity, RMB Ventures, local partners, and Kamoso’s senior management team. The transaction is believed to be Botswana’s largest ever private-equity investment.  Kamoso is a leading manufacturer and supplier of consumer goods and healthcare products to retailers in Botswana, South Africa, Zimbabwe, and Zambia.  The Company operates from facilities in Botswana…

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