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Verod Capital enters the life insurance market with the successful acquisition of Metropolitan Life Nigeria

Verod Capital Management (Verod), a leading West African private equity firm, has received regulatory approvals for its acquisition of 100% of the shareholding of Metropolitan Life Insurance Nigeria Limited (Metropolitan Life Nigeria, or, the Company), from South African-based Momentum Metropolitan Holdings Limited, (Momentum Metropolitan, formerly MMI Holdings Limited). The transaction, for an undisclosed amount sees Momentum Metropolitan exit the Nigerian market, in line with its articulated Reset and Grow strategy.

DTRT, West Africa’s largest clothing manufacturer, announces investment from Verod Capital and Red Bull

West Africa’s largest clothing manufacturer, DTRT Apparel Ltd (DTRT), today announced a major investment from leading investment firm Verod Capital Management and Red Bull GmbH, in a transformative deal for the West African apparel industry.
DTRT supplies cost-competitive products to major US and EU-based brands via a global network spanning three continents. The company employs over 2,000 people in West Africa, procures textiles from Asia and exports primarily to the EU and US markets, benefitting from supportive trade arrangements between the US/EU and Ghana.

Verod Capital Announces an Interim Close of Verod Capital Growth Fund III LP

Verod Capital Management (Verod) is pleased to announce an interim close of Verod Capital Growth Fund III LP (Verod Fund III) at $150m, exceeding the size of its predecessor fund, Verod Capital Growth Fund II LP (Verod Fund II). Verod Fund III is supported by a diverse group of prominent global institutional investors and includes a mix of international fund of funds, asset managers, foundations, sovereign wealth funds, family offices and development finance institutions with extensive experience investing in emerging markets.

Consonance Investment Managers leads on Seed Round for Healthtech company to tackle $1.6B diagnostics sector in Nigeria

Healthtech company MDaaS Global, which is building a network of tech enabled diagnostic facilities in Nigeria, has closed on seed funding totaling US$1 million. Led by Consonance Investment Managers, with participation from Techstars, FINCA Ventures, an investment initiative of FINCA International, and others, the round will see MDaaS scale and replicate its innovative diagnostic center business model, as the company seeks to open 100 additional centers in Nigeria and West Africa over the next five years.

Sahel Capital Announces Investment in Ladgroup Limited

Sahel Capital, fund Managers for the Fund for Agricultural Finance in Nigeria (“FAFIN”), today announces that definitive agreements have been executed for an investment in Ladgroup Limited (“Ladgroup”), an indigenous agricultural company that engages in the processing and export of shea butter.
Ladgroup commenced operations in 1972 with the exportation of shea nuts,