Thursday 24 April 2014

Africa Investment Outlook: Discussing PE, Energy, Infrastructure

On 27 March, we participated in the Africa Investment Outlook with Cross-border Information’s CbI Meetings, which was hosted by global law firm King & Wood Mallesons SJ Berwin in lovely London offices at the Thames. Andrea presented our annual Private...

Have a Look at a Map of Private Equity in Africa!

Last month, we teamed up with Cross-Border Information for their Africa Investment Outlook (AIO). Their graphic designer created a lovely map of African private equity for the event. Download the map here.

2013 Private Equity Confidence Survey: Seeking Clarity and Opportunities

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...

Guest Post: Start-up Attention Shifting from Kenya to Nigeria?

  By Russell Southwood from Balancing Act Africa and Smart Monkey TV   Suddenly Lagos is the focus of start-up attention in Africa with the arrival of Angel Fair West Africa and the soon-to-be-launched 88Mph accelerator unit in Lagos. Last...

Tanzania Grappling with the Concept of Private Equity?

  In last year’s Private EquityConfidence Survey that we published with Deloitte, we described Tanzania as the unlikely PE country: It’s not the easiest country to investment in, but managed to attract a number of larger PE deals, chiefly from our...

2013 Slump in South Africa’s PE Investments?

A couple of media reports (for example here) cited Zephyr data that the number of South Africa’s private equity deals had fallen drastically to a ‘record low’ in 2013. Zephyr data show that the value of PE and VC investments in the country had fallen by...

Silicon Savannah Vs Kenyanisation?

We Made it in Africa’ carries an interesting interview with Adam Nelson, a start up entrepreneur who moved to Kenya with his wife and set up Kili, a company that supplies low latency compute and storage infrastructure for organisations in the African...

Guest Post: The Sustainability of Africa’s Start-up Culture

Russell Southwood, the man behind the Africa ICT platform Balancing Act Africa and the founder of Smart Monkey TV, took a look at six African incubators. There are some interesting lessons here, plus plenty of links to Smart Monkey videos with interviews...

In Own News: Data Subscription Offer for EAVCA and SAVCA GP Members

We are proud to announce a partnership with our friends at the South African Venture Capital Association (SAVCA) and the East Africa Venture Capital Association (EAVCA): Are you a GP member of the new EAVCA? Thinking of joining? If so, you can buy our...

Danone Join Abraaj in Fan Milk Investment

In June 2013, Abraaj announced their plan to buy out Fan Milk International, a West African dairy goods producer. It has now been reported that international food group Danone will join Abraaj in the deal and acquire 49% of the company. However, according...

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