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Harsh climate for African private equity calls for experienced local guides

Private equity are getting harder in Africa, particularly for mega funds looking for $75m deals, and 57 funds are currently trying to raise $13.1bn causing a “traffic jam”m, say private equity experts.

Abraaj Capital acquired Aureos Capital

Abraaj Capital, a leading private equity manager investing into Africa, Middle East, Asia and Turkey, recently announced the acquisition of Aureos Capital, a global private equity fund management group investing in small and medium-sized enterprises across Asia, Africa and Latin America.

Egypt travel ban lifted on PE firm Citadel Capital chairman

Leading African private equity firm Citadel Capital said that Egypt’s public prosecutor has lifted a travel ban imposed in April on its chairman Ahmed Heikal, according to Reuters. The company also announced Citadel Capital Partners Ltd. sold 13.4 million shares in Citadel Capital worth US$12.4 mn.