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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

Shoppers walk past an Edgars store at a shopping center in Soweto, southwest of Johannesburg. Credit: Reuters/Siphiwe Sibeko

Bain in $1.5 billion South African Edcon debt for equity deal

Private equity firm Bain Capital has agreed a debt for equity swap deal valued at $1.5 billion for Edcon, the chief executive of the South African clothes retailer said last Tuesday.