Data & Reports - 2014

Investing for Impact: A Strategy of Choice For African Policymakers

AVCA and Bridges Ventures, commissioned by The Rockefeller Foundation

Published: 25 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

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

AVCA, RisCura and SAVCA

Published: 25 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

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?

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Helios Investment Partners achieves B-Corp status. Read more: https://t.co/K1brBcCBjy

@AfricInvest_Grp exits its investment in leading generics manufacturing company, Polymedic. Read more: https://t.co/RanT69dyzV

@FMO_development makes first investment in DRC's financial sector. Read more: https://t.co/8pGmnonkuG

Verod Capital Management closes Fund III at US$200mn. Read more: https://t.co/0Pyo5fCm0w