Investment in African pharma sector highlights growing trend

Actis, an investment firm specializing in growth markets, recently made a significant investment in Medis Group, a branded generic pharmaceuticals business based in North Africa. Medis was the first pharmaceutical company to launch sterile products in North Africa, and is…

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Investors pour 185 million USD into African startups

African tech startups received a total of over 185 million USD over the course of 2015. A significant proportion of this investment was dedicated to “social enterprises”, i.e. profit-making companies with social impact as their main goal. Some African entrepreneurs…

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GCC investor acquires stake in European healthcare group

The investment arm of the Kingdom of Bahrain, Mumtalakat Holding Company, has announced the recent successful acquisition of an equity stake in KOS Group, a European healthcare group that provides long-term care and rehabilitation services, as well as hospital equipment…

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US healthcare startup raises 1.7 million USD

The US healthcare sector is making rapid strides in recovering from the level of risk present in the sector in 2015. According to Michael Palumbo, founder of Third Millenium trading, the US healthcare sector “is now at a level where…

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Investor confidence in US commercial real estate remains high

Conflicting reports on investor confidence and preference have emerged following Brexit, with some analysts pointing to the “bargains” available in the UK’s real estate sector and the likelihood that foreign investors will flock to take advantage of these opportunities. However,…

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