Tuesday 30 June 2015

Industry News

KPMG-SAVCA Survey: SA Private Equity Remains Steady, Funds Returned to Investors Increase

KPMG and SAVCA have released their 15h South Africa Private Equity Survey – from their press release: For the 2014 calendar year, funds under management represent a compound annual growth rate of 11.3% (excluding...

Exits: So Necessary, So Difficult?

We all know that more successful exits and more data on exits will be key to attracting more investment into African private equity. A few interesting insights on this came out in the recent EAVCA conference on 9 June 2015 in Nairobi: Landing local capital will require minimum 20%...

Guest Post: Finding Scale for Tech VC Investments

So much excitement about Africa’s tech space, so little scale! We’re borrowing this post from Russell Southwood from Smartmonkey TV who interviewed Sacha Poignonnec, the managing director of Africa Internet Group (AIG). Africa’s fizzy start-up scene often seems to exist on a heady...

More US Pension Fund Money for African PE?

This subject is getting a bit of traction on the internet: The WSJ first reported that one of the largest US pension funds, the USD180bn New York State Common Retirement Fund, had announced that it would invest up to 3% of its assets – which could be around USD5bn ‑ in Africa over the...

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 document how private equity investment can nurture more sustainable business...

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