Data & Reports - Value Creation

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?

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