Kasada, an independent real estate private equity platform dedicated to the hospitality industry in Africa, has acquired the former Radisson Blu Hotel & Residence, the 214-room hotel in the center of Cape Town from a local real estate investment company.
Camco has announced commitments of nearly $25m in equity and debt funding for Spark Energy Services (Spark), its innovative financing platform supporting energy efficiency and captive solar initiatives in Sub-Saharan Africa’s commercial and industrial (C&I) sector.
Rand Merchant Bank (RMB) has acted as the sole arranger and lender to the GZ Industries Limited group (GZI) on a $47m and NGN5bn funding package, offering a tailored solution that positions the company favourably for growth and expansion in the future. GZI is a manufacturer and producer of premium-quality aluminium cans for several leading global blue chip beverage brands in Africa and the largest pure play beverage packaging solutions provider in Africa.
A.P. Moller Capital has acquired Vector Logistics, a South Africa’s frozen infrastructure logistics operator, providing multi-temperature warehousing and distribution, supply chain intelligence, and sales and merchandising solutions.
African Infrastructure Investment Managers (AIIM) has agreed to invest $90m of growth equity through its latest pan-African infrastructure fund, African Infrastructure Investment Fund 4 (AIIF4) in N+ONE DATACENTERS (N+ONE), an African data center owner and operator.
Vista Group has agreed to acquire 61.4% of Oragroup S.A, the holding company of Orabank, from ECP, BIO, DEG, Proparco and Envol Afrique.
Moove, an African-born, global mobility fintech, has secured $76m in new funding, consisting of $28m in equity from new and existing investors, in a process led by Mubadala Investment Company (Mubadala), $10m venture debt from funds and accounts managed by BlackRock, and $38m in previously undisclosed funds raised during the prior twelve months.
Triodos Microfinance Fund and Triodos Fair Share Fund have provided a $10m loan to Bridge Taxi Finance in South Africa, which provides affordable credit facilities to entrepreneurs in the minibus taxi industry. The loan supports Bridge Taxi Finance in its growth ambition.
Sanlam Private Equity (SPE) has acquired a majority stake in Danny’s Auto Body Parts, a provider of a wide range of high quality aftermarket automotive parts and accessories for various vehicle types and models in South Africa and other sub-Saharan countries.
Vantage Capital, Africa’s largest mezzanine debt fund manager, has made an investment into Aquasantec International, a manufacturer and distributor of water tanks, pipes and related products, addressing water, sanitation and hygiene needs across the East African region.
CVE South Africa, an international Independent Power Producer (IPP) with offices in Cape Town and Johannesburg, has funded a large solar-plus-battery project that will provide clean power and load shedding relief to one of the oldest and largest technical high schools in South Africa.
Vantage Capital, Africa’s largest mezzanine fund manager, has closed a €30m equity investment for the acquisition of a significant minority stake in Promamec, a Moroccan medical distribution business.
Absa Corporate and Investment Banking (CIB), has invested $8m in Moove, an African-born, global mobility fintech, bringing its total funding to-date from the bank to $28m.
Aruwa Capital Management, an early-stage growth equity and gender lens fund investing in Nigeria and Ghana, has made a $2 million investment into Fastizers, a local manufacturer of snack foods and confectioneries in Nigeria.