Friday 29 July 2016

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 according to the SAVCA 2016 Private...

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...

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....

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...

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...

Update from SAVCA PE Conference:Industry Set for New Deals

Private equity in Southern Africa experienced steady deal flow and exit activity in 2015 and, with a number of private equity houses having announced successful fundraising programmes, the industry is well positioned to back new deals in the coming years...

Surge in Fundraising, Challenges in Spending?

The Africa-focused private equity industry had a good run in fundraising last year: 2015 was the year that brought us the first USD1bn sub Saharan Africa funds. Still not a massive amount by global standards, but for a region with a still relatively...

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 diversified institutional portfolio....

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...

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...

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