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2018

Grant Thornton Renewable Energy Discount Rate Survey 2018

23 October 2018

Grant Thornton, in collaboration with Renewables in Africa and Clean Energy Pipeline, launched its first Africa Renewable Energy Discount Rate Survey earlier this year and the results are now available on our website here. A lack of transparency across A…

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It’s Time for Development Finance Institutions to Join Africa’s Technological Revolution

24 August 2018

Technological innovation has swept across Africa in the past decade. There are almost one billion cell phone subscriptions on the continent, up from 129 million ten years ago. In addition, software advances have disrupted the way people from Senegal to So…

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Switched On: Renewable Energy Investment in Africa

21 June 2018

Invitation to Participate: Grant Thornton, in collaboration with Renewables in Africa, has launched its first Africa Renewable Energy Discount Rate Survey, spearheaded by valuations expert Tomas Freyman. You can access the survey, here.    Over the p…

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Africa’s Private Debt Goes Digital

31 May 2018

Africa is home to an increasing number of growth companies in need of capital. Before these businesses start tapping into sources of finance to expand operations, they must evaluate the type of  funding that suits their particular needs. There are a numbe…

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Legal and Regulatory Trends Shaping Private Equity investments in Nigeria 2018

16 May 2018

Raising a private equity fund in frontier markets is tough business. There are a number of considerations, particularly for first time fund managers, which range from fund formation to growing an investible pipeline, investing and monitoring and exit – al…

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How the African Development Bank Boosts the Private Equity Industry through its “High5s” Priorities

02 May 2018

According to data from the African Private Equity and Venture Capital Association concerning returns to Limited Partners (LPs) over a 10 year horizon, small-to-mid cap private equity funds (i.e. those with fund sizes below US$150mn) have delivered returns…

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Brexit: Risk or Opportunity for African Investors?

18 April 2018

With less than a year until the end of Article 50 talks between the UK and EU – the future remains uncertain. Recent progress is welcome but detailed negotiations on the big issue – the UK’s future relationship with the EU, including market access – have…

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Blended Finance – A tool for driving private equity investment in Africa

21 February 2018

The 2017 African Economic Outlook predicts that Africa’s average growth is expected to reach 4.3% in 2018. The private equity (PE) and venture capital industry in Africa continues to witness strong performance across diverse sectors. Returns to investors …

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Leapfrogging 2.0: How Africa leads the way

07 February 2018

The subject of Africa ‘leapfrogging’ developments through technology is not a new one, and it has been written about extensively. There is no doubt amongst most commentators that it is the mobile revolution that has catalysed this phenomenon, particularly…

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Dealmaking in Africa: The top challenges investors face

24 January 2018

When it comes to deal sourcing, Africa is no different from other regions in the world – investment practitioners on the continent encounter numerous friction points when sourcing investable opportunities. The reasons for this are both general and speci…

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Leaner, fitter private equity firms are set fair for a positive 2018

22 January 2018

A new year is always an opportunity for a fresh start — it is a chance to put new plans into action and do some fresh thinking. It is not difficult to start the year in an optimistic mood, although the question is: is it justified? The African private equ…

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Institutional Investors believe in the long-term attractiveness of African PE - especially when compared to develop… https://t.co/TPoVK6lC6I

RT @CDCgroup: We're very happy to announce that we'll soon be welcoming our first Chief Impact Officer. Liz Lloyd CBE will lead a team of 5…

RT @Mkessome: Global private equity managers are ready to double down on their African investments https://t.co/LzuDaoOPHa via @qzafrica @a…

@Mkessome @AVCA_Africa CEO, moderated a panel discussing the role of private equity in Africa growth story… https://t.co/JJZnU4Ko3l

@Mkessome @AVCA_Africa CEO, shared insight alongside @OMFIF @IFC_org @LeapFrogInvest @meridiam_news and SI Capital… https://t.co/UUxUiAkWxc