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30 July 2015

Choppy political, economic environment in North Africa fails to dim PE appetite $

globe-599486_1280 A tricky political and economic environment in North Africa has not affected the stability of private equity dealmaking in the region, new research suggests.

25 June 2015

Dry powder rising in South Africa as PE industry holds steady $

barrels Dry powder is building up in the South African private equity industry after a slight increase in funds under management last year, new research suggests.

19 June 2015

LPs still bullish on African PE despite flight to developed market safety $

africa Limited partners remain committed to private equity in Africa despite a global market which has seen many investors take refuge in more developed markets in the US and Europe, research from professional services firm EY suggests.

15 April 2015

South African private equity bucks volatility of competing investment markets $

tidal wave South African private equity funds are continuing to offer relatively strong performances despite a backdrop of significant volatility across investment markets in the country, new research suggests.

7 April 2015

East Africa continues emergence as viable private equity destination $

Nairobi East African private equity investments are rising steadily in number and the region is enjoying a proportionally larger share of transaction activity, new research suggests.

2 March 2015

High-value deals pushed Africa PE investment near record level last year $

africa Private equity dealmaking in Africa passed the $8bn mark in 2014 to mark the second-highest result on record, new research shows.

24 February 2015

2014 a “strong year” for EMEA PE investment despite drop from 2013 $

graph bar chart The EMEA regions is retaining its attractiveness to global private equity despite a sharp drop in invested capital last year, a new report by S&P Capital IQ suggests.

15 January 2015

Steadying South African PE returns settle at 18.5% over ten years $

south africa flag The South African private equity industry produced an 18.5 per cent annualised rate of return in the ten years to September 2014 according to new research.

20 October 2014

Buyout firms to benefit from EMEA insurance company units sell-off $

netdocuments Private equity firms are set to benefit from a sell-off of assets from EMEA-based insurance companies over the next few years, new research suggests.

27 June 2014

South African private equity continues expansion as LP understanding rises $

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.

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