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Nairobi, Kenya. The East African country is attracting private equity interest. Credit: Alamy/Financial Times

Private equity looks to East Africa for investment opportunities

Buyout groups investing in Africa are turning east and shunning the oil-rich western part of the continent as they grapple with the effect of low commodity prices on private equity’s final frontier.

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