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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.

20 December 2013

Emerging economies maintain M&A market share $

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 expectations $

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 levels $

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’ $

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 trajectory $

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.

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