Powerhive Inc raises US$9.3m to expand solar power connectivity in Africa

Powerhive Inc raises US$9.3m to expand solar power connectivity in Africa

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KENYA – Powerhive Inc, a micro-grids operator, has raised US$9.3 million (Sh930 million) in its Series B round of funding to enable the firm expand its solar power connectivity. Powerhive chief executive Christopher Hornor said Toyota Tsusho participated in the latest round…

South Africa’s Datatec acquires IT business Mars Technologies

South Africa’s Datatec acquires IT business Mars Technologies

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SOUTH AFRICA – Johannesburg based information and communication firm Datatec Group, through its subsidiary – Logicalis SA – has acquired Mars Technologies, an information technology (IT) services business, for an undisclosed amount. Logicalis SA is a division of the Logicalis Group, the…

Private equity fund unveils US$9.19m to support agribusinesses in Uganda

Private equity fund unveils US$9.19m to support agribusinesses in Uganda

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UGANDA – The Yield Uganda Investment Fund, an European Union (EU) backed agribusiness impact fund has injected US$9.19 million (UGX34bn) into Uganda’s agribusiness sector. The new financing follows the joining of Soros Economic Development Fund, part of Open Society Foundation (OSF) and…

Financial group I&M Holdings invests US$180m in Kenyan unit

Financial group I&M Holdings invests US$180m in Kenyan unit

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KENYA – I&M Holdings, a conglomerate comprising financial service providers, says it has invested an additional US$180 million (Sh1.8 billion) in its fully-owned Kenyan subsidiary whose operations expanded following the acquisition of Giro Commercial Bank. The Nairobi Securities Exchange-listed firm made the…