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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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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AfricInvest invests in International Community School, Ghana

AfricInvest invests in International Community School, Ghana

ACCRA (Capital Markets in Africa) – AfricInvest, a leading pan-African mid-cap-focused Private Equity firm, is pleased to announce that its AfricInvest Private Equity Fund III has invested in International Community School Limited (ICS), a leading private K-12 school in Ghana. Through its investment, AfricInvest aims to support the growth of ICS by upgrading its facilities and funding its other expansion plans to re-enforce the success of the school in both its Kumasi and Accra locations….

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Catalyst acquires strategic interest in Kensta Group

Catalyst acquires strategic interest in Kensta Group

NAIROBI (Capital Markets in Africa) – Catalyst Principal Partners LLC (Catalyst) has announced its acquisition of a significant minority interest in Kensta Group (Kensta).  Kensta Group is a 52-year-old third generation family business, with headquarters in Kenya and operations in five East African countries. Since inception, Kensta, through its various investments has played a pivotal role in the east African printing and packaging Industry and has been instrumental in changing the face of office automation…

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INTO AFRICA March 2017 Edition: Africa’s Lions: Trust in Fundamentals

INTO AFRICA March 2017 Edition: Africa’s Lions: Trust in Fundamentals

LAGOS, Nigeria, Capital Markets in Africa: Welcome to March edition of INTO AFRICA, the publication with fresh insight into Africa’s emerging capital markets. Please download by clicking: INTO AFRICA PUBLICATION: MARCH 2017 EDITION.  Recent years have been challenging for Africa: so is the honeymoon over or did the wedding even take place? The oil price crash has had a serious impact on several African countries; the strength of the dollar is causing financing and FX issues; incidences of terrorism…

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Sahel Capital and CardinalStone Capital Invest in Crest Agro Products, Nigeria

LAGOS (Capital Markets in Africa) – Sahel Capital, fund managers for the Fund for Agricultural Finance in Nigeria (“FAFIN”) and CardinalStone Capital Advisers (“CCA”), a Nigerian Private Equity Fund Manager, are pleased to announce that definitive agreements have been executed for an investment in Crest Agro Products Limited (“Crest Agro”), an integrated cassava processor based in Kogi State. Founded in 2013, Crest Agro was set up to harness opportunities in the cassava starch sub‐sector. The…

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South Africa’s Capitalworks to Acquire Aon’s Shareholding in 10 SAA Countries

South Africa’s Capitalworks to Acquire Aon’s Shareholding in 10 SAA Countries

JOHANNESBURG (Capital Markets in Africa) – Capitalworks, a leading Africa focused and based private equity firm specialising in investing on the continent, is to acquire Aon’s shareholding in 10 employee benefit, insurance, and reinsurance brokerage operations in Angola, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia. The new entity will become Aon’s exclusive correspondent for these 10 countries and will be Aon’s largest exclusive global network correspondent on the African continent. The transaction will become…

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