Wednesday 25 May 2016

Industry News

AVCA: Africa Private Equity Exits Reach Nine-Year High

EY and AVCA have released the 2015 exit analysis – from their release: The research found that private equity firms have retained their investments longer and waited for the right opportunity to exit as...

SAVCA Survey Report: Pension Funds Still Cautious About Private Equity Investments

A recently released survey report by the Southern African Venture Capital and Private Equity Association (SAVCA), titled ‘New Frontiers’, has established that the allocation by pension funds in Southern Africa to private equity remains limited. Furthermore, few pension funds in South...

Orange Invest EUR75m in Africa Internet Group

Telecoms operator Orange have announced the investment of EUR75m (USD85m), via their corporate investment fund Orange Digital Ventures, in Africa Internet Group, which has already been backed by Axa, Goldman Sachs, Rocket Internet, and telco competitors Millicom and MTN. The...

GIIN and Open Capital Advisors Launch Report on Impact Investing in Southern Africa

The Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN), in partnership with Open Capital Advisors, today published The Landscape for Impact Investing in Southern Africa, a state-of-the-market analysis of the impact investing industry in the active region. The report includes findings from 12...

Update from SAVCA PE Conference:Industry Set for New Deals

Private equity in Southern Africa experienced steady deal flow and exit activity in 2015 and, with a number of private equity houses having announced successful fundraising programmes, the industry is well positioned to back new deals in the coming years. The CEO of the Southern...

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