Private equity can make a difference

2014 was a record fundraising year for private equity in Africa - at $4 billion, more than double that of any of the previous four years - as well as a record investment year, at $1.9 billion. 2015 is set to exceed these records. 

While private equity in the region has to deal with numerous emerging market risk factors and challenges, Africa’s growth fundamentals – underpinned by an emerging middle class driving a growth rate in excess of 6% per annum across one-third of nations – present a significant opportunity for investment...