Saturday 23 July 2016

Industry News

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...

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...

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...

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