Saturday 22 November 2014

Industry News

The African Valuations Data Gap – Does it Matter?

Out of sheer curiosity (and we basically do everything we do in the name of one curiosity or another) we recently attended EAVCA’s training* on valuations in Nairobi. Since we started collecting data on private...

SAVCA-Riscura: Solid Returns for South African Private Equity

The latest RisCura-SAVCA South African Private Equity Performance Report confirms that the private equity asset class in this market continues to deliver a sturdy performance. Data show that, over the ten years to the end of June 2014, private equity funds yielded an annualised rate...

SAVCA: Private Equity Funding to Bridge Africa’s Infrastructure Deficit

Johannesburg, 1 October 2014. Private equity investors, with their appetite for risk, extended investment horizons and ability to mobilise a variety of other forms of capital to ensure the viability of multi-faceted deals, are ideal partners to help fund the infrastructure gap in...

Guest Post: Invested Development on Tech Subsidies

Nairobi has grown to be a key hub for emerging-market based technologyinvestors. The relative stability, strong regional GDP growth, comparably modern infrastructure, and a growing technology community make it attractive for many of us. For the same reasons, it also happens to be a...

DEMO Announce Finalists for Lagos Event

DEMO Africa, one of the larger pitch competitions and now in its third year, have announced the 40 finalists for the upcoming event in Lagos from 22 to 26 September. These 40 were selected from what VC4Africa described as ‘more than 400 serious applications’ and a broad range of...

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