Emerging Capital Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Growth Capital Firm Profile

Emerging Capital Partners’ most common sectors for investment arecommunications (22%) and metals/mining (14%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (64%) and growth capital (19%). In total, Emerging Capital Partners has invested in 24 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2007 when it acquired Notore Chemical Industries for $222M.

In the last 3 years, Emerging Capital Partners has exited 1 company. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (39%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity51
    • M&A Buy Activity38
    • M&A Sell Activity13
  • Total Sectors Invested 21
  • Total Countries Invested 24
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 13

Emerging Capital Partners LLC

1909 K Street NW Suite 340,
Washington, District of Columbia 20036
United States
(202)280-6200
www.ecpinvestments.com

Emerging Capital Partners LLC (ECP) is a private equity firm that invests in diversified businesses across the Africa. ECP targets companies with proven operating models and strong market positions. Broad areas of interest include financial services, telecommunications, transport logistics, petrochemicals, natural resources, agribusiness, and utilities. Emerging Capital Partners was formed in 2000 and is based in Washington, DC. The Firm has additional offices in Paris, Abidjan, Casablanca, Douala, Johannesburg, Lagos, and Tunis.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Agriculture, Communications, Consumer Products, Distribution, Engineering, Environmental, Financial Services, Information Technology, Insurance, Manufacturing, Metals/Mining, Oil/Gas Exploration, Real Estate, Renewable Energy, Transportation, Utilities

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), PIPE

Geographic Preferences: Africa

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size - -
Enterprise Value - -

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 '22 T
Buy (0.2/yr) # 37 1 - - - - 38
vol $344M $344M
Sell (0.4/yr) # 11 1 - - 1 - 13
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Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
IHS Holding Ltd. 2021-10-14 - IPO
London, United Kingdom · www.ihstowers.com
Artcaffe Coffee & Bakery Ltd. 2018-12-19 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Nairobi, Kenya · www.artcaffe.co.ke
Mineral Deposits Ltd. 2018-04-26 - Add-on Acquisition
Melbourne, Australia · www.mineraldeposits.com.au
Java House Africa 2017-07-03 - Secondary Buyout
Nairobi, Kenya · www.javahouseafrica.com
Cellcom Telecommunications, Inc. 2016-12-01 - Add-on Acquisition
Monrovia, Liberia · www.cellcomgsm.com
Continental Reinsurance Plc 2015-09-17 - Stake Purchase
Lagos, Nigeria · www.continental-re.com
Groupe NSIA 2015-07-15 - Add-on Acquisition
, Ivory Coast · www.groupensia.com
Maarifa Education Holdings Ltd. 2015-02-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Nairobi, Kenya · www.maarifaeducation.com
Atlas Bottling Corporation Sarl 2014-03-14 - Growth Capital
Rouiba, Algeria · www.abcpepsi.com
Société d'Articles Hygiéniques SA 2014-01-09 - IPO
Ariana, Tunisia · www.lilas.com.tn
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M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Communications 1 (17%) - 8 (21%) -
Metals/Mining - - 5 (13%) -
Financial Services 1 (17%) 20M (100%) 4 (11%) 35M (10%)
Insurance - - 3 (8%) 39M (11%)
Restaurants 1 (17%) - 2 (5%) -
Agriculture - - 1 (3%) 222M (65%)
Consumer Products - - 1 (3%) 47M (14%)
Business Services 1 (17%) - 1 (3%) -
Construction - - 1 (3%) -
Consumer Services - - 1 (3%) -
Distribution - - 1 (3%) -
Education 1 (17%) - 1 (3%) -
Energy Services and Equipment 1 (17%) - 1 (3%) -
Engineering - - 1 (3%) -
Environmental - - 1 (3%) -
Healthcare Services - - 1 (3%) -
Information Technology - - 1 (3%) -
Machinery - - 1 (3%) -
Manufacturing - - 1 (3%) -
Oil/Gas Exploration - - 1 (3%) -
Renewable Energy - - 1 (3%) -
Total 6 $20M 38 $344M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
Kenya 3 (50%) - 5 (14%) -
Nigeria - - 5 (14%) 222M (65%)
Algeria 1 (17%) - 2 (5%) -
Ivory Coast - - 2 (5%) 39M (11%)
Canada - - 2 (5%) -
  Ontario - - 2 (5%) -
France - - 2 (5%) -
Australia - - 2 (5%) -
Morocco - - 2 (5%) -
Togo 1 (17%) 20M (100%) 1 (3%) 20M (6%)
Channel Islands 1 (17%) - 1 (3%) -
Tunisia - - 1 (3%) 47M (14%)
South Africa - - 1 (3%) 15M (4%)
United Kingdom - - 1 (3%) -
Burkina Faso - - 1 (3%) -
Cameroon - - 1 (3%) -
Denmark - - 1 (3%) -
Djibouti - - 1 (3%) -
Gabon - - 1 (3%) -
Guinea - - 1 (3%) -
Liberia - - 1 (3%) -
Madagascar - - 1 (3%) -
Mauritania - - 1 (3%) -
Senegal - - 1 (3%) -
Total 6 $20M 37 $344M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 3 (50%) 20M (100%) 24 (63%) 329M (96%)
Growth Capital 2 (33%) - 7 (18%) -
PIPE 1 (17%) - 4 (11%) -
Stake Purchase - - 2 (5%) 15M (4%)
Divestiture - - 1 (3%) -
Total 6 $20M 38 $344M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
IPO 4 (31%) -
Trade Sale 3 (23%) -
Trade Sale - Public Company 3 (23%) -
Stake Sale 2 (15%) -
Secondary Sale 1 (8%) -
Total 13 -

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $222M
< $100M 4 $122M
TOTAL $344M
Largest Notore Chemical Industries Ltd.
$222M (2007-11-01)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Strategic(s)
5%
2 (5%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
8%
1 (8%)
Strategic(s)
46%
6 (46%)

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