CAK approves acquisition of minority stake in Naivas by French PE fund

KENYA – The Competition Authority of Kenya (CAK) has approved acquisition of a minority stake in Kenyan retail chain Naivas by French private equity fund Amethis Finance. Amethis has made the acquisition alongside its partners DEG, MCB Equity Fund and IFC, a member of the World Bank Group. The watchdog while approving the acquisition directed the merged entity to honour all current contracts made by Naivas with local suppliers besides payment of all exiting debts. The approval sets the stage for the continued expansion by Naivas as it seeks to…

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