Private equity has not been the catalyst for growth in Africa that everyone had hoped.
2016 marked a challenging year for African equity markets in the wake of lower economic growth and political upheaval around the globe.
How this small local company struck it big.
Despite some high profile bank failures in the region, businesses active in the insurance and broader financial services sector continue to attract new capital.
South African private equity continued to yield favourable returns relative to listed equity.
East Africa reported a total of 167 PE deals between 2010-2016 H1, with a total deal value of US$1.4bn.
Private equity stakeholders on investing in high-risk African countries
13 March, 2017Industry stakeholders expressed conflicting views on investing in countries such as the DRC and Mozambique.
Private equity and venture capital fund formation in Nigeria: Some legal considerations
6 March, 2017Some key legal considerations that first-time general partners should pay attention to when setting up a fund in Nigeria.
Overlooked Burkina Faso offers higher returns for investors willing to roll up their sleeves
3 March, 2017'Because there is such a low supply of equity capital, you are likely to get better terms when you are making the investment.'
We need a new model for private equity investment in Africa
1 March, 2017Private equity has not been the catalyst for growth in Africa that everyone had hoped.
The story of a ‘born global’ South African ice tea brand
21 February, 2017How this small local company struck it big.
Activity in African capital markets shows significant decline in 2016
16 February, 20172016 marked a challenging year for African equity markets in the wake of lower economic growth and political upheaval around the globe.
South African private equity continues to outperform listed market
9 February, 2017South African private equity continued to yield favourable returns relative to listed equity.
M&A action shifts from west to east Africa
8 February, 2017Despite some high profile bank failures in the region, businesses active in the insurance and broader financial services sector continue to attract new capital.
Profit-making idea: Pick up African companies while valuations remain low
18 January, 2017'I think now is the right time for people to start looking and put money in,' says Thabo Ncalo of Savvy Capital Partners.
Private equity firm sees healthcare opportunity in Liberia
5 January, 2017We talk to TLG Capital’s Saad Sheikh about the firm's investment in a healthcare service provider in Monrovia.
Casablanca wants to position itself as gateway for investment in Africa
20 December, 2016Growing commercial linkages between north Africa and the rest of the continent.
Africa’s private equity opportunities and challenges
15 December, 2016In a continent where stock exchanges remain under-developed, private equity offers investors access to high-potential companies.
Private equity: Africa shifts from a seller’s to a buyer’s market
28 November, 2016Q&A with Adrian Leuenberger, Quantum Global's group head of asset management.
Africa’s shifting private equity landscape
22 November, 2016The entry of new kinds of investors is transforming the market.