Sunday 14 February 2016

Industry News

SAVCA-RisCura: SA Private Equity Resilient Despite Volatile Financial Markets

With investors searching for yield amid global market volatility and slowing economic growth, the performance of South African private equity continues to highlight the benefits of including this asset class into a...

GuarantCo Open East Africa Office to Support Infrastructure Investments

GuarantCo has opened a new office in Nairobi to cover the East and Southern African markets. Jane Kotut Sang has been appointed as the regional director, and Eugene Ntananga will support her as the regional advisor. GuarantCo will provide local currency and US dollar guarantees for...

South African PE Reports Upswing in Ten-Year Returns

SAVCA and RisCura have issued their latest Private Equity Performance Report, showing that private equity continues to outperform listed equities – from the press release: For the ten years to June 2015, South African private equity has reported a further pick-up in its returns...

SAVCA Release 2015 VC Survey

The Southern Africa Venture Capital and Private Equity Association (SAVCA) has released the 2015 VC Survey, covering VC transactions between January 2011 and July 2015. The survey notes that ‘in the 2011-2015 period, 21 public and private VC fund managers and angel investors completed...

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 market-rate private equity and venture capital impact investing funds...

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