Quantum Global exits Savannah Cement

Quantum Global exits Savannah Cement
20 October 2017

Following the receipt of regulatory approvals, Quantum Global Group has completed the sale of its stake in Savannah Cement.

"We are delighted to have partnered with Savannah Cement in one of the critical industry sectors in East Africa, advancing together to aim to close the existing infrastructure gap in Africa. The exit from this investment is testament to the success of our approach of deploying capital in transformative sectors of key importance in Africa at the right time,’" said Quantum Global founder, Jean-Claude Bastos de Morais, in a statement.

"Through its development of state-of-the-art products and technologies and its focus on the best use of green technology and on revolutionising environmental management in the cement industry, the company is well positioned to compete in an expanding marketplace, and we wish them continued success," said Martin Bachmann, head of active management at Quantum Global.

Quantum Global Group held the asset since 2015 through its US$1.1bn (KES113.9bn) infrastructure fund, which is one of the most significant private equity funds in Africa solely focussed on infrastructure developments, says local newspaper The Star.

The move is coming just a month after the Competition Authority of Kenya unconditionally approved businessman Benson Ndeta’s acquisition of Savannah Cement. Savannah Cement currently has two shareholders: Seruji with a 60 per cent stake and Savannah Heights with a 40 per cent stake. Ndeta owns 51 per cent of Seruji and 35 per cent of Savannah Heights.

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