South Africa Private Equity Performance Full Report
As in the previous years, the survey has three parts:
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.
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:
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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:
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