Deals of the Year

Month Buyer Seller Investment Size Sector Type
Jan NorFinance As Helios Investment Partners USD 248 Million Banking Secondary Buyout
  Old Mutual Plc Centum, Abraaj Group, AfricInvest & Swedfund USD 250.3 Million Insurance M&A and PE exit
Feb Wadi Degla Home Afrika USD 21.5 Million Real Estate Joint Venture
  LGT Venture Philanthropy, Ludin Foundation & Others M-KOPA USD 12.5 Million Energy Venture Capital
  Gulf Petrochem Group Essar Petroleum East Africa USD 5 Million Petroleum M&A
March ECP KCA University, ICPAK USD 17.5 Million Higher Education PE
  Mwalimu Sacco Equatorial Commercial Bank, Naushad Merali USD 27.9 Million Financial Services M&A
    Housing Finance USD 38.8 Million Banking Rights Issue
April Aviation Industry Corporation of China, ICDC Centum Investment USD 155 Million Real Estate PE
    EABL USD 54.3 Million Manufacturing Corporate Bond
  Fanisi Capital European Foods Africa Limited USD 2.1 Food & Beverage PE
May Stampede Natural Resources Africa Oil USD 100 Million Oil & Gas Share Private Placement
  IFC Kenya Re/ Zeo-Re USD 20 Million Insurance PE
  Equity Group Pro Credit Bank Congo USD 60 Million Banking M&A
June Choppies Enterprises Ltd Ukwala Supermarkets USD 10 Million Retail M&A
    Chase Bank USD 49.5 Million Banking Corporate Bond
  Barclays Africa First Assurance USD 30 Million Insurance M&A
  NSSF Uganda Helios EB Investors/ Equity Bank USD 46.5 Million Banking Partial PE Exit
July   Stockport Exploration Inc USD 84,000 Mining Share Private Placement
    Kenya Women Holding, Kenya Womens Finance Trust USD 14.5 Million Financial Services Share Private Placement
  Grofin Café Deli USD 1 Million Food & Beverage PE
August NSSF Kenya Helios Investment Partners, Equity Group USD 92 Million Banking Secondary Buyout/ PE exit
  Axis ApexAfrica Capital USD 4.5 Million Stock Brokerage M&A
    Real People Kenya Ltd USD 15.5 Million Microfinance Corporate Bond
September   Fairmont Kenya Safari Club USD 16.8 Million Hospitality M&A
  Educa LLC AfricInvest USD 33.6 Million Education Secondary Buyout
  CDC Group and Norfund Actis, Globeleq Africa USD 227 Million Energy Secondary Buyout
October   Cytonn Investments USD 19.4 Million Real Estate Corporate Bond
  Centum Investments K-REP Bank USD 11.5 Million Banking Right Issue
    Family Bank USD 19.4 Million Banking Corporate Bond
November Safaricom (Spark Fund) Sendy KES 22 Million IT PE
  Delta Africa Property Holdings Buffalo Mall KES 418 Million Real Estate M&A
    Stanlib Investments KES 3.6 Billion Real Estate IPO-REIT

Source: Business Daily & Burbidge Capital