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Abraaj Group to buy African coffee chain Java House

Abraaj Group to buy African coffee chain Java House

Abraaj Group, an emerging markets focused fund group, has agreed to buy African coffee chain Java House from private equity rival Emerging Capital Partners and Kevin Ashley, the Nairobi-based company’s executive chairman.

Waitresses place a series of orders at the Orbit Place Java House, a chain of Kenyan cafes

East African assets attract private equity interest

Family businesses seek sales amid growth in buyout groups in the region

Carlyle Group And TPG Capital Make $100M Bid for Kenyan coffee chain Java House

Carlyle Group and TPG Capital make $100M bid for Kenyan coffee chain Java House

Two of America’s largest private equity firms, Carlyle Group and TPG Capital, are looking to acquire Kenyan coffee chain Java House is a deal that could be worth as much as $100 million.

Africa's Private Equity Promise And What It Can Deliver

Africa's Private Equity Promise And What It Can Deliver

The fundamental precept of Private Equity (PE) is to transform a company and improve it, thus allowing it to achieve its full capability by enhancing its operational structure.

Carolyn Campbell, Managing Director and Founding Partner, Emerging Capital Partners. Credit: avca-africa.org

African private equity - The bright continent: Carolyn Campbell, MD, Emerging Capital Partners

Last year, a record $4bn (€3.7bn) was ploughed into private equity fundraising in Africa.

A Java House location

Kenyan coffee chain Java House plans to open outlets across Africa

Kenya’s Java House has 36 coffee houses and restaurants and plans to open outlets across Africa in the next five years to capitalise on rising consumer spending, its chief executive said.

Profits and pitfalls on the private equity path into Africa: Hurley Doddy, Co-Founder, Managing Director & Co-CEO of Emerging Capital Partners

Profits and pitfalls on the private equity path into Africa: Hurley Doddy, Founding Partner, Emerging Capital Partners

Africa is home to some of the world’s fastest growing economies and an increasing number of investors believe private equity could prove an effective way in.

Hurley Doddy, Co-Chief Executive Officer of ECP and outgoing Chairman of Continental Re. Credit: privcap.com

Private equity firm Emerging Capital Partners exits Continental Reinsurance Plc

Emerging Capital Partners (ECP), an international private equity firm focused on investing across the African continent, along with its investment partners, announces the sale of C-Re Holding Limited to Saham Finances S.A, the insurance arm of Saham Group. C-Re Holding holds a 53.6% stake in Continental Reinsurance Plc, the leading private reinsurance company in Africa, excluding South Africa.

Vincent Le Guennou, Co-CEO, Emerging Capital Partners

Private equity firm Emerging Capital Partners looking to raise additional $750M for Africa deals

Emerging Capital Partners, the buyout firm that’s made more than 50 investments in Africa, is seeking as much as $750 million as it pursues further deals.

Hurley Doddy, Co-Founder, Managing Director, & Co-CEO of Emerging Capital Partners (ECP)

Private Equity in Africa: Emerging Capital Partners' Hurley Doddy on myths of Africa & the arrival of PE megafirms

Fundraising in Africa reached a record $4 billion in 2014, but the demand for capital still far exceeds the supply, a panel of private equity executives told attendees of the Global Private Equity Conference hosted earlier this week by the International Finance Corp. and the Emerging Markets Private Equity Association.

Saudi Arabia’s ACWA Power recently won a bid to build a 100MW solar power plant in South Africa

Gulf states investing in series of projects to power Africa growth

Chinese investment into Africa gets much of the press, but the Arabian Gulf states are quietly making inroads in strategic sectors.

Seyi Owodunni, MD, Emerging Capital Partners Nigeria

Private equity firm Emerging Capital Partners names Seyi Owodunni as Nigeria MD

Private equity firm Emerging Capital Partners (ECP) said it appointed Seyi Owodunni as Managing Director of its Nigeria office. Owodunni will be based in Lagos and work with the local team to source and secure investment opportunities.

Private equity investors are getting hot for Africa

Private equity investors are getting hot for Africa

When Paul Kavuma began approaching private companies in Africa a decade ago to suggest investing in their businesses and improving the way they were run, he was often shown the door.

Abidjan, Ivory Coast

Private equity firms look to Ivory Coast for deals

Some of the largest private equity investors in sub-Saharan Africa are considering expanding into Ivory Coast, a country that is currently experiencing an economic renaissance after years of conflict.

Runa Alam, CEO, Development Partners International

African investors discover routes to riches beyond commodities

Legend never had it that there would be diapers, foam mattresses, tampons and bottled water at the end of the rainbow.

Emerging Capital Partners (ECP) Private Equity

Private equity is Africa's best-kept investment secret: Hurley Doddy & Vincent Le Guennou Co-CEOs of Emerging Capital Partners (ECP) Private Equity

Africa is ripe for investment, a fact that is being acted upon by Abu Dhabi companies with increasing regularity.

Femi Oyetunji, CEO and Group Managing Director, Continental Reinsurance

Private Equity House Emerging Capital Partners (ECP) May Sell Stake in Nigeria's Continental Reinsurance

Emerging Capital Partners, a private-equity firm that has raised more than $2 billion for investments in Africa, is considering selling its majority stake in Nigeria’s Continental Reinsurance Plc.