South Africa’s Investec plans stake in Zimbabwean supermarket chain

By bne IntelliNews March 26, 2010
Investec AssetManagement plans to buy into supermarket chain OK Zimbabwe as it sees strongpotential for consumer spending growth in a country rebounding from a decade ofruinous decline, Reuters reported. Investec's Africa Frontier Private EquityFund will make a USD 5mn convertible loan available to OK Zimbabwe. The unit ofInvestec will also underwrite a USD 15mn rights issue in OK Zimbabwe. ChrisDerksen, head of frontier markets at Investec Asset management told Reuters thecompanys investment in OK Zimbabwe is an addition to other portfolioinvestments it has made over the past few years.

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