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2017 H1 African Private Equity Data Tracker

Published: September 2017

AVCA’s 2017 H1 African Private Equity (PE) Data Tracker provides a provisional look at half year PE activity in Africa. PE deals remained targeted in consumer-driven sectors in 2017 H1. Consumer Staples (including investments in the African packaged food industry) saw a rise relative to 2016. Telecoms and Materials also showed an increase in terms of deal values as a result of a handful of large transactions in the first half of 2017.

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2017 H1 African Private Equity Data Tracker

PE Exits in Africa 2017

14th Annual AVCA Conference, Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire

Published: April 2017

AVCA is pleased to announce the publication of the 2017 Exit Study, How private equity investors create value. Presented by EY and AVCA, the study examines PE exits between 2007–16 using data drawn from both public sources and confidential interviews with former PE owners of exited businesses.

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PE Exits in Africa 2017

2017 Africa Sustainability Study: ESG, Job Creation and Job Quality

14th Annual AVCA Conference, Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire

Published: April 2017

AVCA is pleased to announce the release of the second edition of the Africa Sustainability Study. The 2017 edition evaluates private equity’s contribution to and implementation of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) standards, job creation, and job quality improvements in Africa.

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2017 Africa Sustainability Study: ESG, Job Creation and Job Quality

Sector Snapshot: Infrastructure

14th Annual AVCA Conference, Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire

Published: April 2017

AVCA is pleased to announce the publication of its latest report - Sector Snapshot: Infrastructure. The Snapshot provides a concise overview of private equity activity in the infrastructure sector from 2011 - 2016.

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Sector Snapshot: Infrastructure

AVCA Country Snapshot: Côte d'Ivoire

14th Annual AVCA Conference, Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire

Published: March 2017

AVCA is delighted to announce the publication of the Country Snapshot: Côte d'Ivoire. Drawing on data from AVCA’s proprietary databases, the Snapshot provides a broad overview of the private equity landscape in Côte d'Ivoire.

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AVCA Country Snapshot: Côte d'Ivoire

2016 Annual African Private Equity Data Tracker

Published: February 2017

The 2016 Annual African Private Equity Data Tracker draws on data from AVCA’s proprietary private equity (PE) database and provides insights into key trends in PE investment and fundraising in Africa from 2011 – 2016. Our findings show that deal activity in Africa continues to be strong even in an increasingly volatile global economic environment.

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2016 Annual African Private Equity Data Tracker

AVCA Spotlight on East Africa Private Equity

Published: November 2016

AVCA is pleased to announce the publication of the Spotlight on East Africa Private Equity. The report provides a summary of recent private equity transactions, exits and fundraising activity in the region. Our findings reveal that 167 PE deals were completed in the region between 2010 and 2016 H1, with a combined value of US$1.4bn.

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AVCA Spotlight on East Africa Private Equity

AVCA Spotlight on North Africa Private Equity

Published: November 2016

AVCA is pleased to announce the publication of the Spotlight on North Africa Private Equity. The report provides a summary of recent private equity transactions, exits and fundraising activity in the region. Our findings reveal that 139 PE deals were completed in the region between 2010 and 2016 H1 with a combined value of US$2.4bn.

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AVCA Spotlight on North Africa Private Equity

AVCA 2016 Limited Partner Survey

Published: August 2016

AVCA is pleased to announce the release of the third edition of its Limited Partner Survey, which provides insights into the views, plans and expectations of a diverse range of LPs from across the globe.

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AVCA 2016 Limited Partner Survey

PE Exits in Africa 2016

Published: April 2016

AVCA is pleased to announce the publication of the 2016 exit study, How private equity investors create value. Presented by EY and AVCA, the study examines PE exits between 2007–15 using data drawn from both public sources and confidential interviews with former PE owners of exited businesses.

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PE Exits in Africa 2016

Africa Sustainability Study: Job Creation

Published: April 2016

AVCA is pleased to announce the release of the inaugural Africa Sustainability Study: Job Creation. The study highlights the impact of Africa’s private equity industry on the development of the African continent by quantifying job creation in private equity-backed companies.

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Africa Sustainability Study: Job Creation

Sector Snapshot: Infrastructure

Published: April 2016

AVCA is pleased to announce the publication of its latest report - Sector Snapshot: Infrastructure. The Snapshot provides a concise overview of private equity activity in the infrastructure sector from 2012 -2015.

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Sector Snapshot: Infrastructure

AVCA Country Snapshot: Ethiopia

Published: March 2016

AVCA is delighted to announce the publication of the Country Snapshot: Ethiopia. Drawing on data from AVCA’s proprietary databases, the Snapshot provides a broad overview of the private equity landscape in Ethiopia.

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AVCA Country Snapshot: Ethiopia

Annual African Private Equity Data Tracker

AVCA

Published: February 2016

The Annual African Private Equity Data Tracker draws on data from AVCA’s proprietary private equity (PE) database and provides insights into key trends in PE investment and fundraising in Africa from 2010 – 2015. Our findings show that deal activity in Africa continues to be strong even in an increasingly volatile global economic environment.

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Annual African Private Equity Data Tracker

AVCA Spotlight on West Africa Private Equity

AVCA

Published: November 2015

AVCA is pleased to announce the publication of the Spotlight on West Africa Private Equity. The report provides a summary of recent private equity transactions, exits and fundraising activity in the region. Our findings reveal that 311 PE deals were recorded in the region since 2007 with a total deal value of US$6.1bn.

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AVCA Spotlight on West Africa Private Equity

AVCA Spotlight on Southern Africa Private Equity

AVCA

Published: October 2015

AVCA is pleased to announce the publication of the Spotlight on Southern Africa Private Equity. The report provides a summary of recent private equity transactions, exits and fundraising activity in the region. Our findings reveal that 341 PE deals were completed in the region between 2007 and 2014 with a combined value of US$6.7bn.

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AVCA Spotlight on Southern Africa Private Equity

AVCA Spotlight on North Africa Private Equity

AVCA

Published: July 2015

AVCA is pleased to announce the publication of the Spotlight on North Africa Private Equity. The report provides a summary of recent private equity transactions, exits and fundraising activity in the region. Our findings reveal that 156 PE deals were completed in the region between 2007 and 2014 with a combined value of US$5.3bn.

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AVCA Spotlight on North Africa Private Equity

PE Exits in Africa 2014

AVCA and EY

Published: April 2015

The update to the 2013 AVCA and EY’s study Broadening horizons: how do private equity investors create value? highlights a strengthening market for private equity exits in Africa. Private equity firms exited 40 companies between 1 January and 31 December 2014, a 38% increase from 29 exits in 2013.

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PE Exits in Africa 2014

AVCA Limited Partner Survey

AVCA

Published: April 2015

AVCA is pleased to present the second edition of the Limited Partner Survey. The purpose of this report is to provide stakeholders with views, plans and expectations on private equity in Africa from the Limited Partner’s (LP’s) across the globe.

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AVCA Limited Partner Survey

AVCA Spotlight on East Africa Private Equity

AVCA

Published: March 2015

AVCA is pleased to announce the publication of the Spotlight on East Africa Private Equity. The report provides a summary of recent private equity transactions, exits and fundraising activity in the region. Our findings show that PE activity in East Africa is rising with 158 reported transactions between 2007 – 2014 and deal values totaling US$1.5bn.

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AVCA Spotlight on East Africa Private Equity

AVCA African Private Equity Data Tracker

AVCA

Published: February 2015

The African Private Equity Data Tracker draws on data from AVCA’s proprietary private equity (PE) database and provides insights into key trends in PE investment and fundraising in Africa from 2007 – 2014. Our findings show that deal activity on the Continent remains strong with US$8.1bn worth of deals completed in 2014 - the second highest on record.

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AVCA African Private Equity Data Tracker

The Search for Returns: Investor Views on Private Equity in Africa

AVCA, RisCura and SAVCA

Published: April 2014

AVCA, RisCura and SAVCA are pleased to present the first edition of The search for returns: Investor views on private equity in Africa report. The purpose of this report is to provide stakeholders with views on private equity in Africa from the Limited Partner’s (LP’s) perspective.This study examines future investment plans into African private equity, the region’s relative attractiveness, expected return drivers, preferred investment vehicles,and the challenges to investing in the region.

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The Search for Returns: Investor Views on Private Equity in Africa

Investing for Impact: A Strategy of Choice For African Policymakers

AVCA and Bridges Ventures, commissioned by The Rockefeller Foundation

Published: April 2014

Over the last decade, the main driver of economic progress across the African continent has arguably not been Official Development Assistance flows but growth, underpinned by private sector activity. This trend is set to continue, with private capital forecast to be the most important source of long-term finance. At the same time, an increase in the levels of social inequality and environmental degradation in many African countries has underscored the importance of a more inclusive model of progress. Impact investment is a strategy to align the power of private markets to the social and environmental development needs of society at-large.

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Investing for Impact: A Strategy of Choice For African Policymakers

Broadening Horizons: How do Private Equity Investors Create Value?

AVCA and EY

Published: April 2014

This is the second of our annual studies of how private equity (PE) investors create value in Africa. In our inaugural report, we countered popular opinion about PE in Africa to prove that the industry was making excellent progress in exiting its portfolio companies. We also provided evidence of genuine value creation by PE firms in the region through hands-on involvement in the companies they back.

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Broadening Horizons: How do Private Equity Investors Create Value?

Briefing notes on the implementation of AIFMD

AVCA Legal & Regulatory Committee

Published: September 2013

In the past, private offerings of alternative investment funds (“AIFs”) in the EEA have not required the burdensome regulations that accompany public offerings. The implementation of the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive 2011/161/EU will substantially change the regulatory considerations underlying previous private placements in the EEA.

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Briefing notes on the implementation of AIFMD

Harvesting growth: How do PE Investors Create Value?

AVCA and EY

Published: April 2013

This joint research piece, looking at value creation through exit deals across Africa, provides an answer to the commonly asked question “are there exits in Africa?” The continent’s stock markets, other than the Johannesburg Stock Exchange, are still very small and relatively illiquid, and the intermediary networks remain far from complete across the region. As a result, a widely held perception is that exits are hard to achieve and that therefore they are few in number. However, our analysis points to a higher level of exit activity than might be expected.

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Harvesting growth: How do PE Investors Create Value?

The Private Equity Climate in Africa: Embracing The Lion

Avanz Capital in association with AVCA

Published: August 2012

Often referred to as the ‘final frontier’ market by private equity investors, Africa is showing signs of promise due to its rapidly improving economic environment, favorable demographics and growing private sector business activities. Investors who are diligent in their research of investment opportunities have been able to realize outsized returns while minimizing perceived risks. Opportunities exist across the continent, which has been largely overshadowed as an emerging markets private equity destination by hot BRIC markets.

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The Private Equity Climate in Africa: Embracing The Lion

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