Nutriset s’implante en Guinée avec la construction d’une usine de compléments nutritionnels

Nutriset s’implante en Guinée avec la construction d’une usine de compléments nutritionnels

Le groupe agro-alimentaire français Nutriset, spécialisé dans les produits de prévention et de traitement de la malnutrition, s’implante en Guinée à travers la création de Nutriguinée. La construction d’une unité de production industrielle de compléments nutritionnels démarrera en mars prochain dans la zone industrielle de Massayah à Dubreka en périphérie de Conakry.
D’un coût estimé d’environ [...]

Côte d’Ivoire: Amethis Finance invests in Afriwara group

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It is announced that Amethis Finance, an investment fund which operates in Africa, will invest a minor yet important amount in Afriwara, the main shareholder of Société Nouvelle de Confiserie de Vridi (Waraba brand), a large agro-industrial firm based in Côte d’Ivoire.
The details of this transaction have not been specified but on its website, the [...]

London-based AI expertise startup ProFinda raises €5.4 million in latest round

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The AI-powered “expertise finding” platform ProFinda has just raised a follow-on funding round of €5.4 million from a number of investors, including VCs Notion Capital, Nextlaw Ventures, and some strategic Business Angels. The new investment will help ProFinda to change the way that organisations discover and tap into internal expertise and knowledge.
ProFinda’s AI-powered engine helps to [...]

Christelle Kwizera remporte le «Prix Africain d’Entrepreneuriat»

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La Rwandaise Christelle Kwizera a été nommée l’une des 12 lauréates du « BMCE BANK of Africa  – African Entrepreneurship Award » de cette année d’une valeur totale de 1 million de dollars.
La start-up de Madame Kwizera, « VOMA Groundwater Solar Kiosks », spécialisée dans la purification et la distribution d’eau potable aux communautés vulnérables, a remporté 50 000 [...]

M&A data centre deals topped $20bn in 2017

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Total value of significant data centre-orientated M&A deals that closed in 2017 surged to $20bn, almost doubling the figure from 2016, according to Synergy Research Group
The figure, which far surpasses the joint total from 2016 and 2015, emphasises how the data centre and colocation industry is being driven by enterprises trying to minimise investments in [...]

KKR exits Afriflora to Sun European Partners after three-year holding

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Global buyout firm KKR has exited rose growing business Afriflora from Sun European Partners.
The deal marks the end of a three-year holding for KKR, which invested a reported $200m in the business in 2014.
As part of the transaction, the Barnhoorn family, who founded the business, will remain significant shareholders and will continue to run it.
Afriflora is [...]

Sports Tech Hub: the UK’s first sport tech incubator

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When thinking of tech startups, companies like Uber, AirBnb and Netflix may come to mind. Many of the companies you think of can be classified as travel, property, financial or even food tech startups. The sports industry, on the other hand, is a sector that hasn’t launched its own incubators to foster innovation and is [...]

AfricaCom 2017: Convergence Partners acquires stake in ESET Southern Africa

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At the annual AfricaCom conference in Cape Town, South Africa pan-African ICT investor, Convergence Partners and 4Di Group announced a recently concluded acquisition of a significant minority stake in ESET Southern Africa by Convergence Partners. ESET Southern Africa is the local distributor and brand operator for leading global internet and endpoint security software vendor ESET, [...]

Africa Capital Digest Week 46

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Sector-wise, deal activity in Africa last week was all over the map. Consumer, Financial Services, Industrial, Mobile, Tech and others all saw some activity and they ranged in size.
We lead with Convergence Partners‘ deal for ESET Southern Africa. The ICT-focused private equity firm announced it is taking a significant minority stake in the software security provider on [...]

Saudi Arabia to become major actor in Africa’s private investment with its new sovereign fund

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Two weeks ago, at the Riyadh Carlton Ritz, in Saudi Arabia, the country’s government regrouped many investment funds managers, as well as investors, many of whom have assets in Africa, to introduce them its sovereign fund.
Named Public Investment Fund (PIF), the entity intends to be one of the most important worldwide, with an estimated projected [...]

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