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Equafin, the lead investor in the formation of Flagship Credit Corporation, formerly had ties to New York-based Capital Z.
Investors in an African private equity fund focused on privatising local banks have opted to pull the plug on the vehicle three years after its launch.
The Asia-focused private equity arm of JP Morgan Partners has acquired the South African building services company in the country’s largest buyout to date.
The Geneva-headquartered private equity firm has launched its third fund focusing on the MENA region this year.
Dunkin’ Donuts could make for an appealing IPO. It’s got a hot brand, consistent growth and everyone loves the coffee. Its new investors insist they’re not discussing such a scenario yet.
The Greek private equity firm is aiming for a Spring 2006 final close on its new €70 million fund aimed at West Africa.
India’s VC market has become increasingly crowded, with Intel being the most recent investor to announce plans for further investment in the country’s information and communications technology (ICT) industry. By Judy Kuan.
The Swiss-headquartered investment firm has already received over $100 million in commitments for the new fund.
According to figures presented at the AVCA’s annual conference in Mombasa earlier this week, VCs active in Africa invested $1.3bn last year, up 60% on 2003.
The latest incarnation of Sithe Global Power, a Blackstone investment, represents a shift in the electric energy opportunity, as distressed deals dry up and equity sponsors clamour for greenfield strategies.

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