Thursday 25 August 2016

Industry News

SAVCA/RisCura: SA Private Equity Shows Ten-Year IRR of 19%

The latest RisCura-SAVCA South African Private Equity Performance Report for the first quarter of 2016 shows that the South African private equity industry remains resilient, delivering a ten-year...

RisCura Guest Post: Are South African Asset Prices Overvalued?

By Mark Winter, Analyst, RisCura. Republished with permission.   If you own equity in South African companies that derive most of their income from business activities within South Africa, you might need to start adjusting your thoughts about what they are really worth, despite...

DFIs Norfund, FMO Team up with Rabobank for ‘Arise’ Bank Holding

DFIs FMO and Norfund have teamed up with Rabobank to pool their stakes in several financial services providers in sub Saharan Africa. The new entity, ‘Arise’, will be operational from 1 January 2017 and will begin with a footprint across 20 African countries, USD600m in...

SAVCA: Private Equity Fundraising for Southern Africa Reaches Record High

Funds raised by private equity managers investing in South Africa and other African markets reached R29.0bn in 2015, the highest on record for the industry and up a significant 145% from R11.8bn in 2014. This is according to the SAVCA 2016 Private Equity Industry Survey, the...

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 macroeconomic uncertainty has increased. As a result, the average hold period in...

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