Monday 04 May 2015

Industry News

SAVCA Launch Compendium of ESG Case studies

The Southern Africa Venture Capital Association (SAVCA) have launched their first environmental, social and governance (ESG) compendium with 16 case studies from the private equity industry. The case studies...

Guest Post: Why is Francophone African Start Up Culture Slow to Take Off?

African Francophone start-up culture has been slower to take off than in Anglophone countries. The roots of the explanation for why this might be the case are a mixture of cultural and economic. Russell Southwood talks to those involved in the Francophone start-up ecosystem and...

SAVCA/RisCura: South African PE Continues Strong Returns in Q4 2014

The joint Riscura/SAVCA Private Performance Report notes continued strong performance int the fourth quarter of 2014 despite ‘significant volatility across all investment markets’ during the year. From the press release: ‘Particularly pleasing for private equity investors is the...

Atlas Mara Post USD63m Loss for 2014 as PE Remains Enthusiastic about Financial Services

Private equity’s enthusiasm for financial sector acquisitions has continued in the past few months: Enko made their first investment in Zambian Madison Financial Services, 8 Miles finally got round to a bigger transaction with their co-investment in a Ugandan bank. Amethis Finance...

SAVCA/RisCura: South African Private Equity Ten-Year Returns at 18.5%

SAVCA and RisCura have released their joint Private Equity Performance Report, noting that the returns come in marginally below the JSE’s All-Share Index. From their release: ‘The Private Equity Performance Report confirms that the local asset class continues to yield good returns...

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