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Amethis acquires a minority stake in the Merec Industries, leader in the production and distribution of wheat and maize based products in Mozambique.

Amethis Fund II, alongside its partners Kibo Fund II and Proparco are pleased to announce their partnership with Merec Industries of Mozambique. The transaction marks the acquisition of a minority equity stake into an established fully integrated wheat miller with...
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Amethis acquires a minority interest in CFG Bank Morocco

Amethis and Africinvest are pleased to announce their equity partnership with CFG Bank. Created in 2012, CFG Bank is praised as pioneer of Investment Banking in Morocco. The institution then expanded its activities and continuing with that trend has recently...
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Amethis invests in Afriwara – West Africa

Amethis invests in Afriwara, dynamic player in consumer goods in West Africa. Partnership will help accelerate the company’s organic and external growth strategy Amethis, a leading African investment firm is pleased to announce the acquisition of a minority stake in Afriwara...
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Amethis acquires a significant minority stake in Groupe Premium

Amethis acquires a significant minority stake in Groupe Premium to support this leading industrial equipment distributor in its African expansion. Amethis is happy to announce its partnership with Groupe Premium, the leading industrial equipment distributor in Morocco and now present...
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JEUNE AFRIQUE BUSINESS PLUS – WITH SODIGAZ, AMETHIS SET FOOT IN BURKINA, KHADI KONÉ-DICOH

Avec Sodigaz, Khady Koné-Dicoh introduit Amethis au Burkina Le leader burkinabè de la distribution de bouteilles de gaz a un nouvel actionnaire. L’investissement d’Amethis Finance, annoncé le 04 septembre, tourne autour d’une dizaine de millions d’euros, selon les informations de Jeune...
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Amethis invests in Sodigaz – Burkina Faso

Amethis acquires a significant minority stake in the Sodigaz, leader in the distribution of LPG bottled gas in Burkina Faso. Amethis is happy to announce the acquisition of a minority stake in the Sodigaz Group, leader in the distribution of...
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Amethis invests in Kenafric Industries – Kenya

Amethis Finance and Metier partner to acquire a significant minority stake in Kenafric Industries Limited, the East African leader in the confectionery sector. Amethis Finance and Metier are pleased to announce their partnership with Kenafric Industries (“Kenafric”), in the acquisition...
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Amethis Finance speaker at the Convergences Forum

Luc Rigouzzo, Founding Partner of Amethis, attended the global forum Convergences on September 6th 2016 in Paris, to participate in a panel on access to water and energy in developing cities.
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SAMI CHABENNE JOINS THE CLINICS AND LABORATORIES GROUP HMAO

December 2015 Sami Chabenne rejoint le Groupe de cliniques et laboratoires HMAO
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Amethis supports West Africa’s Leader in the Healthcare Sector

Amethis is pleased to announce its entry into West Africa’s healthcare market with a minority equity investment in HMAO Group. HMAO is a group composed of clinics and laboratories and is the leader in the healthcare market in the region....
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Amethis is pleased to announce the closing of a syndicated loan to Ecobank Nigeria arranged by FMO

October 7th, 2015 Amethis Finance is pleased to announce its participation in a USD 75millon subordinated loan for Ecobank Nigeria syndicated by FMO
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Amethis new equity investment in Boulos Group – Nigeria

Amethis Finance is pleased to announce extending a convertible loan to Elephant Africa Holding, a holding company controlling 100% of both Bel Papyrus Ltd. and Bel Impex Ltd., the leading producers of tissue paper products in Nigeria. Alongside Amethis, EuroMena...
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Amethis Finance increases its stake in CIEL Finance Limited to 24.9%

Amethis Finance, which already acquired in February 2015 a 17.1 % participation in CIEL Finance Limited, the banking and financial services cluster of the Mauritian group CIEL, has increased its stake by 7.8%, as initially planned, thus confirming its trust...
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Amethis Finance has won the 2015 award for the outstanding First-Time GP from private Equity Africa

March 30th, 2015 Amethis Finance is proud to announce that it has won the award for the Outstanding First-Time by Private Equity Africa .
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Amethis Finance and National Bank of Canada seals a partnership with the NSIA Group

March 25th, 2015 Amethis Finance and National Bank of Canada acquire a minority stake in the NSIA Group
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Amethis Finance Partners with Ciel Finance Limited

February 25th, 2015 Amethis Finance has taken a 17.1% participation in CIEL Finance Limited, the Banking & Financial Services cluster of Mauritius-based CIEL group.
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Amethis Finance invests in Ramco Plexus, a leading printing and packaging Group in Kenya

December 19th, 2014 This partnership intends to consolidate Ramco’s market share and reinforce its expansion in East and Central Africa.
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Amethis Finance and Retail Holding jointly invest in CDCI

Paris, the 8th of December 2014 Amethis and Retail Holding (the parent company of Label'Vie) jointly invest in the “Compagnie de Distribution de Côte d'Ivoire” (CDCI), the number 2 food distribution Company in Côte d’Ivoire.
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Fidelity Bank chooses IBM to drive transformation agenda

The 5th of August 2014 International Business Machines Corp (IBM.N) has won a $66 million, five-year contract with Fidelity Bank Ghana to manage IT infrastructure and services.
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Amethis Finance successfully mobilizes €280m in equity and $150m in debt

Paris, the 30th of June 2014 Amethis Finance is pleased to announce it has successfully reached its final close in June 2014, attracting an unprecedented number of private investors for an African fund.
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Amethis supports the Africa CEO Forum

In two editions, the AFRICA CEO FORUM has become a privileged space for dialogue between the chief executives of Africa’s major companies and public officials.
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Interview with Laurent Demey, Amethis Finance Managing Partner

The 30th of May 2014 "Investment funds bring both the money required and an involvement in the company; a wealth of experience and networks, which help companies to take the next step as they grow." Laurent Demey for the African...
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Interview with Laureen Kouassi-Olsson, Investment director at Amethis Finance

The 30th of May 2014 Laureen Kouassi-Olsson unravels Amethis’ strategy in the financial sector in sub-Saharan Africa for the African Business Magazine.
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Helping Kenyans scale great heights

Nairobi, May 2014 In an interview with United World, Duncan Kabui, CEO of Chase bank, talks about the company's move into the retail and Islamic banking segments, the mobile banking revolution and Chase’s own banking app, Mfukoni.
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AFRICA NEEDS A MATURE FINANCIAL INDUSTRY

Quelles sont les raisons qui vous ont amené à lancer Amethis Finance ? Amethis Finance est née de l’expérience tirée de plus de vingt ans d’investissement responsable à long terme sur le continent. L’Afrique est aujourd’hui un continent en pleine...
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Amethis closes its fifth transaction with Fidelity

Accra, the 8th of April 2014 Amethis Finance and Edmond de Rothschild Europportunities Management II complete the acquisition of a minority stake in Fidelity Bank Ghana. This transaction represents Amethis’ third investment in the Sub-Saharan Africa Banking sector and the...
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Amethis Finance announces the creation of Amethis West Africa

Geneva, the 18thof March 2014 Amethis West Africa is a pioneer initiative in the Private Equity Industry in Francophone Africa. Filling the financial gap, it will target minority equity investments in mid-sized companies.
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Amethis Finance invests in Velogic

Port-Louis, the 4th of December 2013 Amethis Finance invests in Velogic, a leading and fast growing logistics and transport company in the Indian Ocean targeting regional expansion.
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Luc Rigouzzo speaks at the Africa Investor summit

The 6th of November 2013 Africa Investor summit gathers global institutional investors and public and private sector project promoters on transactions in Africa.
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AMETHIS COMPLETES ITS FIRST DEBT TRANSACTION

Accra, the 24th of October 2013Amethis Finance completes its first debt transaction trough a Tier II loan to UT Bank, one of the fastest growing bank in Ghana.
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INTERVIEW WITH LAUREEN KOUASSI-OLSSON

Paris, le 23 Octobre 2013 Entretien au sujet des évolutions récentes du secteur bancaire Africain réalisé par Guy Registe pour Telesud.
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INVESTMENTS: AFRICAN GROWTH ATTRACTS AMERICAN INVESTORS

Le 11 Octobre 2013, La croissance du continent aiguise l'appétit des investisseurs américains. Grandes enseignes et banques d'affaires veulent leur part du gâteau. Et ce n'est qu'un début. Article d'Alain Faujas.
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AMETHIS DISRUPTS THE AFRICAN PRIVATE EQUITY MARKET WITH “AWA”

Le 17 Octobre 2013, Paris Amethis finalise la mise en oeuvre d'une société d'investissement, baptisée Amethis West Africa (AWA) qui aura son siège à Abidjan, en Côte d'ivoire, et vise un capital de 40 millions d'euros.
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INVESTMENT FUNDS SET OUT TO CONQUER AFRICA

6 Septembre 2013 Le pari de la croissance de la classe moyenne en Afrique, par Isabelle Chaperon
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RENEWABLE ENERGY IS OUR PRIORITY

24 Septembre 2013 Entretien avec Elizabeth Littlefield, PDG de l'OPIC (Overseas Private Investment Corporation), réalisé par Frédéric Maury et Nicolas Teisserenc pour Jeune Afrique.
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OPIC and Amethis Finance

Paris, the 5th of September 2013 OPIC and Amethis Finance sign a US $ 150 million credit line to support the development of priority sectors in Africa.
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Amethis joins UN PRI

The 12th of August 2013 Amethis Finance is pleased to announce that it signed The United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment.
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Amethis invests in PétroIvoire

Abidjan, the 18th of July 2013 Amethis Finance achieved its second investment in PétroIvoire only six months after its first close and after its first investment in Chase Bank in March 2013.
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Soon: new $500m Africa fund

Nairobi, the 16th of February 2013 Amethis Finance, a Luxembourg regulated closed-end fund, raised a debt of $150 million and closed equity of $140 from several investors. An additional $40 million is expected within this first quarter from large institutional...
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Amethis First closing: mobilizing USD 330m

Paris, December 2012Amethis Finance: mobilizing successfully more than USD 330m for Africa thanks to a successful 1st closing in equity one year after inception and the approval of a USD 150m credit line from OPIC. 
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