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20 April 2016

South Africa pension funds ‘missing opportunity’ from increased PE allocation potential $

table-mountain-836847_1920 Few pension funds in South Africa are taking advantage of newly-allowed increased allocations to private equity in a "missed opportunity", a report from regional PE industry body SAVCA says.

6 January 2016

Sub-Saharan Africa still under-represented in PE despite strong recent returns, SAVCA says

sahara-838494_1920 The Southern African Venture Capital and Private Equity Association is talking up investment in the region through 2016 on the back of strong ten-year return figures.

27 November 2015

West Africa taking larger slice of Africa private equity pie $

globe-1029213_1920 West African private equity is taking an increasingly large chunk of the continent's dealmaking activity, new research shows.

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.

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