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We need a new model for private equity investment in Africa

Private equity has not been the catalyst for growth in Africa that everyone had hoped.

Activity in African capital markets shows significant decline in 2016

2016 marked a challenging year for African equity markets in the wake of lower economic growth and political upheaval around the globe.

The story of a ‘born global’ South African ice tea brand

How this small local company struck it big.

M&A action shifts from west to east Africa

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 continues to outperform listed market

South African private equity continued to yield favourable returns relative to listed equity.

East Africa strengthens its private equity investment potential

East Africa reported a total of 167 PE deals between 2010-2016 H1, with a total deal value of US$1.4bn.

Recent Articles

  1. Nothing ventured, nothing gained

    17 March, 2017
    There is a growing appetite among South African fund managers for venture capital deals.
  2. Private equity stakeholders on investing in high-risk African countries

    13 March, 2017
    Industry stakeholders expressed conflicting views on investing in countries such as the DRC and Mozambique.
  3. Private equity and venture capital fund formation in Nigeria: Some legal considerations

    6 March, 2017
    Some key legal considerations that first-time general partners should pay attention to when setting up a fund in Nigeria.
  4. 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.'
  5. We need a new model for private equity investment in Africa

    1 March, 2017
    Private equity has not been the catalyst for growth in Africa that everyone had hoped.
  6. The story of a ‘born global’ South African ice tea brand

    21 February, 2017
    How this small local company struck it big.
  7. Activity in African capital markets shows significant decline in 2016

    16 February, 2017
    2016 marked a challenging year for African equity markets in the wake of lower economic growth and political upheaval around the globe.
  8. South African private equity continues to outperform listed market

    9 February, 2017
    South African private equity continued to yield favourable returns relative to listed equity.
  9. M&A action shifts from west to east Africa

    8 February, 2017
    Despite some high profile bank failures in the region, businesses active in the insurance and broader financial services sector continue to attract new capital.
  10. 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.
  11. Private equity firm sees healthcare opportunity in Liberia

    5 January, 2017
    We talk to TLG Capital’s Saad Sheikh about the firm's investment in a healthcare service provider in Monrovia.
  12. Casablanca wants to position itself as gateway for investment in Africa

    20 December, 2016
    Growing commercial linkages between north Africa and the rest of the continent.
  13. Africa’s private equity opportunities and challenges

    15 December, 2016
    In a continent where stock exchanges remain under-developed, private equity offers investors access to high-potential companies.
  14. Private equity: Africa shifts from a seller’s to a buyer’s market

    28 November, 2016
    Q&A with Adrian Leuenberger, Quantum Global's group head of asset management.
  15. Africa’s shifting private equity landscape

    22 November, 2016
    The entry of new kinds of investors is transforming the market.
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