Thursday 03 September 2015

Industry News

Impact Benchmark Finds Good Performance Past, With the Jury Out on Recent Funds

The first global Impact Investing Benchmark was released recently by the Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN) and Cambridge Associates. It is an important report – the first ever to compare performance data of...

Guest Post: Silvertree Capital on Overcoming the Africa Start Up Ecosystem

Republished with permission from smartmonkeytv.com. The language of Africa’s start-up ecosystem mimics that found elsewhere globally. But the reality is that it's busy being born and many of the things found elsewhere don’t yet apply. As ever, Africa is both the same as elsewhere...

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, the cumulative annual growth rate for South African private equity was...

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%...

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