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African Private Equity and Venture Capital Association: Latest News
Staff, 8:48 am
According to the African Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (AVCA), a total of US$6.5 billion has been raised for African PE from 2011 to 2016.
Staff, 12:01 am
The fall in African private equity investment in 2016 could be a short-term blip. Among the losers was US-based Carlyle, one of the world’s winningest investment firms. Carlyle invested $147m in Nigeria’s Diamond Bank in 2014. The bank’s market cap fell by 90% over the subsequent two years. Bob Geldof’s PE firm 8 Miles just invested in Blue Skies, a British fruit firm that operates in Africa. Utilities including telecoms were the most popular target for private equity investment in 2016. West Africa was the most active region.
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