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2018 Annual African Private Equity Data Tracker

Published: 14 March 2019

This edition of AVCA's Annual African PE Data Tracker highlights a rising trend in PE investments in Africa's information technology sector, and persistent interest in the consumer discretionary and consumer staples sectors in 2018. For the first time, the report also include exit data along with regional spotlights and case studies.

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2018 Annual African Private Equity Data Tracker

Africa Private Equity-backed IPOs 2010–2017

AVCA and PwC's Inaugural report analysing exits of African private equity (PE) portfolio companies on the global capital markets.

Published: 21 September 2018

The African Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (AVCA) and PwC are delighted to present the first report analysing exits of African private equity (PE) portfolio companies on the global capital markets. This report provides a historic analysis of PE-backed initial public offerings (IPOs) of African portfolio companies, including companies with significant operations in Africa, between 1 January 2010 and 31 December 2017.

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Africa Private Equity-backed IPOs 2010–2017

PE Exits in Africa 2018

15th Annual AVCA Conference, Marrakech, Morocco

Published: 24 April 2018

AVCA is pleased to announce the publication of the 2018 Exit Study, How private equity investors create value. Presented by EY and AVCA, the study examines PE exits between 2007–17 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 2018

PE Exits in Africa 2017

14th Annual AVCA Conference, Abidjan, Ivory Coast

Published: 5 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

PE Exits in Africa 2016

Published: 27 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

PE Exits in Africa 2014

AVCA and EY

Published: 29 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

Broadening Horizons: How do Private Equity Investors Create Value?

AVCA and EY

Published: 24 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?

Harvesting growth: How do PE Investors Create Value?

AVCA and EY

Published: 23 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: 1 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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