Wednesday 05 August 2015

Industry News

SAVCA/RisCura: Ten-Year Private Equity Data Show Strong Performance and Healthy Long-Term Returns

SAVCA and RisCura looked at the ten-year returns for South African private equity investments. From their press release – the link for the full report is at the end of the article: For the ten years to March 2015,...

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 undrawn commitments) since the inception of the survey in 1999. Last...

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...

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