Bloomberg Philanthropies invested $5 million in solar powered Little Sun to give those populations in the African region less expensive, clean light from the kerosene lamps they have been using.
Midrand, South Africa-based innovative business solutions integrator Business Connexion (BCX) is eyeing additional acquisitions in Ghana and investment opportunities in the Kenya and Nigeria to widen its presence in the said markets.
Growthpoint Properties Ltd. has agreed to acquire stake in two real estate firms in South Africa following a share-swap deal, reported Bloomberg.
South African company Times Media Group has acquired a majority stake in Radio Africa Limited valued USD18.62 million, reported Ventures Africa.
Johannesburg, South Africa-based media firm Times Media Group (TMG) picked up a 49% stake in Nairobi, Kenya-based broadcasting company Radio Africa Ltd in a deal valued at $18.62 million ZAR1.58 billion.
Cape Town, South Africa-based startup accelerator 88mph is expanding to Lagos, Nigeria to begin a new venture with seed funding specialist L5Lab to fund startup programs.
BNP Paribas has acquired RCS in a deal valued USD250 million, reported Ventures Africa.
Australian department store David Jones was acquired by South African retailer Woolworths in a deal valued USD2 billion, reported Ventures Africa.
Lisec Group disclosed expansion plans directed to entering the Nigerian glass market, reported Ventures Africa.
Belfast, Ireland-based home-brewing firm Cargo bagged £82,000 in funding from Invest North Ireland (NI) for the development and marketing of its smartphone-controlled beer-making robot Brewbot.
Dubai's sovereign wealth fund, Investment Corp of Dubai, has bought a stake in Kerzner International but did not disclose information regarding the terms of the deal, reported Reuters.
Gurgaon, India-based e-commerce firm Ibibo Group purchased Bangalore-based online bus tracking and analytics startup YourBus for an undisclosed sum to integrate the latter's tracking function into its travel services.
Johannesburg, South Africa-based banking network Nedbank Capital is looking for new mining investment destinations in Africa, aside from gold explorations in Tanzania, Ghana, and Burkina Faso.
Singapore-based non-profit organization Earth Hour joined forces with Singaporean crowdfunding site Crowdonomic to raise funds for tech projects that aim to assist environmental endeavors in Southeast Asia.
Koos Bekker, the Chief Executive Officer of South Africa-based e-commerce and media giant Naspers Ltd, will be stepping down on April. He will be replaced by Bob van Dijk, Reuters reported.