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South African private equity continues to endure despite slowing growth

Despite South Africa’s contracted economic growth forecast at the end of 2016, the performance of the private equity industry ended the year on a positive trajectory.

Investors need to approach Nigeria with caution

Chris Newson, director for Africa private markets at Investec Asset Management, shares his thoughts on the Nigerian economy.

Private equity: Is it francophone Africa’s turn?

Some English-speaking African heavyweights are looking a lot less attractive to investors.

Start-ups in Africa are more likely to grow from client revenue than investment

Business leaders discuss what it takes to develop African 'unicorns' (start-ups with a valuation of over $1bn).

Africa private equity exits continue upward trend

'It is also positive to see capital continuing to flow into Africa despite economic headwinds in some of the key African markets.'

Why this private equity firm is betting on a Kenyan biscuit manufacturer

Opportunities in the biscuit business in Kenya and beyond.

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