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Strong balance sheet a competitive advantage in Africa
Increased confidence in West Africa-Focused Private Equity – November 2014



Made In Africa(Exploring International and Local Consideration in and from Africa
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South Africa Private Equity Performance Report

South Africa Private Equity Performance Full Report

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Private Equity Unlocking Africas Potential 2014
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2014 East Africa Private Equity Confidence Survey

As in the previous years, the survey has three parts:

  • A review of the 2013 data, based on Africa Assets’ database
  • Text boxes looking into some industry trends and developments, and
  • The actual confidence survey, managed by the Deloitte Nairobi office, which aggregates industry feedback on their 2014 expectations.

In 2013, investment activity has recovered from the 2012 slump: Private equity (PE) firms invested in 84 deals across sub-Saharan Africa in 2013 (2012: 58), and the values disclosed for 46 deals amounted to USD3.69bn, compared to USD1.13bn for 38 deals in 2012. Fundraising for Africa-focused PE funds was strong in 2013, totalling USD3.58bn. Nearly half of this is going to funds with a continent-wide mandate.

Private Equity Confidence Survey 2013-14(1).pdf
Alternative Intelligence Brief 02-2013

In our second AI Brief (02-2013), our main thematic focus is risk: What are the risks facing PE investors, how can they be managed, and are new investors at a disadvantage to the veterans?

Also in this edition:

  • Deals data and analysis
  • Funds data and analysis
  • Sector snapshot: PE investing in financial services, and
  • Capital watch: MENA
Alternative Intelligence Brief 02-2013.pdf
Alternative Intelligence Brief 01-2013

We are proud to launch the first edition of our new Alternative Intelligence Brief. In this first edition, you will find:

  • SME Investing: Show Us the Money
  • Jan-April 2013 deals and fund activity
  • Country Snapshot: Ethiopia
  • Country Interview: AFDB's Gabriel Negatu on investing in Ethiopia
  • LP Watch: DFIs out of the door?
  • Legal Brief: Triple Red Tape for East African M&A

We plan to publish the AI briefs every two months. The first two editions will be free, and then they will be included in the regular data subscription or you will be able to take out a separate subscription.

Let us know what you'd like to read about - we are looking forward to your feedback! Answers on a postcard or to




Alternative Intelligence Brief 01-2013.pdf
2012 Private Equity Confidence Survey: Beyond the Waves

In this edition, we have begun to include the Northern, Western, Southern and Central African regions, although the focus is still on East Africa. This was done for two reasons: to give a pan African view of PE sentiment, and to capture the relative performance of the Eastern African region against other African regions.

As in the previous year, the survey has three elements:

  • Data review: From our Africa Assets database, a review of investment activity in 2012.
  • Review of industry trends: a few highlights of trends and developments in PE investing in sub Saharan Africa in 2012.
  • Looking ahead: the survey responses provide an overview of which sectors and regions PE funds expect to focus on, and how they expect the industry and different regions to develop.

Download the full survey here




Private Equity Confidence Survey 2012-13.pdf