Global private equity and venture capital news and research


27 June 2014

South African private equity continues expansion as LP understanding risesp

south africa flag Private equity activity in South Africa expanded by 17 per cent last year as the asset class continues to make headway with LPs previously sceptical of its efficacy, new research shows.

20 December 2013

Emerging economies maintain M&A market sharep

While the annual level of M&A activity in the so-called emerging markets has retracted somewhat from its peak in 2010, it remains high at 37 per cent of the volume of transactions announced worldwide.

6 November 2013

LPs slow their emerging markets allocation pace despite positive expectationsp

While LPs remain committed to investing in the emerging markets private equity asset class, there appears to be a slowing pace of new commitments as LPs near their allocation targets.

31 July 2013

Smaller funds drive emerging markets fundraising levelsp

Emerging markets funds of less than $100m each showed “remarkable” resilience, representing nearly three-quarters of all funds that closed in the first half of the year.

31 May 2013

Sub-Saharan Africa now ‘most attractive emerging markets destination’p

Sub-Saharan Africa has powered past Brazil and India to become the most attractive destination for LP capital in the emerging markets, new research has shown.

26 April 2013

Africa’s private equity industry accelerates on growth trajectoryp

A viable and vibrant private equity market continues to emerge in Africa with many countries across the continent starting to see the benefits of government and economic reforms and increased FDI flows, and investors seek to capitalise on Africa’s strong economic growth rates.

30 August 2012

Africa’s under-penetrated private equity industry ready to roarp

While Africa has been largely overshadowed as an emerging markets private equity destination by BRIC markets, investors have begun to seek compelling opportunities for investment in frontier markets, where significantly lower entry prices are on offer.

16 August 2012

Private equity hard hit as EMEA M&A deals down in 2012p

So far in 2012 there have been 2,307 M&A deals worth €269bn in the EMEA region, representing an 18 per cent decline in volume and a ten per cent decline in value against the same period last year. Private equity activity in particular fell by 27 per cent in volume.

14 August 2012

Emerging markets growth reflected in private equity fundraisingp

Fundraising by private equity funds focused on the emerging markets held steady in the first two quarters and maintained a 15 per cent share of the global total.

10 July 2012

Emerging markets account for 28% of global M&A activityp

Emerging markets M&A in the first half of 2012 accounted for 28.3 per cent of global activity and reached $315.3bn.

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