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A customer drinks beer at the St. George brewery's public pub in Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa, March 28, 2015. REUTERS/TIKSA NEGERI

Foreign brewers battle for Ethiopia's beer drinkers

International brewers are helping transform Ethiopia’s business landscape as it slowly sells the assets of the former communist state and opens up to foreigners drawn to one of Africa’s fastest growing economies.

Ascent Africa Private Equity Fund

Ascent Africa private equity fund eyes $60 million by mid-2015

Private equity firm Ascent Capital wants to increase its east Africa fund to $60 million by mid-2015 from $50 million it has raised so far and plans to announce completion of its first investment in about two weeks, a partner said on Monday.