Industry Newsroom

Phatisa to Exit Meridian Group

Africa-focused private equity fund manager Phatisa has agreed to sell its controlling stake in Africa-based fertilizer distributor Meridian Group to Saudi Arabia-listed mining and metals group Ma’aden. Phatisa originally invested in Meridian, which has a presence in Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, and Zambia, in 2014 through its African Agriculture Fund. Financial details of the transaction, which is subject to conditions precedent and regulatory approval, were not disclosed.