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A number of family offices, led by John Coors of Coors Brewing have launched a $300million Africa-focused private equity vehicle.
Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) improvements are key to positioning a private equity company for strong exit prospects, according to recent research. Strong ESG standards not only improve performance,
Limited Partner investors in 2012 focused their emerging market commitments on fewer funds than previously, according to recent data from the Emerging Markets Private
UK-based fund managers have received an extra year to comply with the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD), based on recommendations from the UK Treasury. The Treasury laid out
Private equity players on the fundraising trail found a difficult market in 2012, raising the lowest African commitments for four years, according to preliminary Preqin data. GPs’ fundraising efforts fell to
Exits volumes in the African private equity industry hit a record high in 2012, bolstered by sales to trade buyers, according to Preqin data.
Private equity sellers delivered
Bain Capital’s $1.2bn sale of Edcon Group’s financial services unit to Absa Bank has finally received regulatory approval from South Africa’s competition tribunal. In mid-2012, Bain had agreed to
Pearl Capital Partners (PCP) has generated an internal rate of return (IRR) of 30%, and made 4x its money on its trade sale of
When Africa proved resilient to the 2009 global downturn, companies without a presence in the continent started taking another look, and those already selling there continued to expand.
With its increasing consumer population, Africa shows great promise as the new frontier for consumer products companies pursuing growth. The trouble is that competitors are quickly moving into