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Vol 49 No 6

Published 14th March 2008


Kenya

Trans-Century and transcendental

Formed a decade ago, Trans-Century Limited has grown over the past five years to become the biggest private equity firm in East Africa, with a multimillion dollar portfolio. It has interests in cabling, information technology, power, rail transport, haulage and banking. Managing Director Tony Wainana began the rapid expansion in 2003 with the 240 million Kenya shilling acquisition of East African Cables in a deal with the ubiquitous Naushad Merali. Wainana, who founded the London-based Origins Venture Capital Fund for Africa, brought international and regional connections to Trans-Century.

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