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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. By Nikhil Prasad Ojha, Matthew Meacham and Rohithari Rajan of US-based global consulting firm Bain & Company.
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
Consumer spending continues to be a significant driver of South Africa’s economic growth, according to Barclays research. Spending has been bolstered by the passing down of lower policy rates
The Global Impact Investing Network explores aligning fund manager compensation with social and environmental performance, an emerging topic in the impact investing industry. In traditional private equity funds, the
Christoph Andrykowsky and Victoria Barbary of Monitor, a South Africa-based business consultancy, discuss their research on innovative approaches along the investment value chain in Sub-Saharan Africa.
With food expected to become the ‘new oil’ of the 21st century, Africa's agricultural output is set for explosive growth in coming decades. as the continent's largely untapped
Not long ago any mention of investing in an Africa-focused private equity fund would have been preceded by words such as ‘opaque’ or ‘risky’. But now Africa is
Rwanda, Cape Verde, and Zambia have topped global charts as the most improved regulatory environments for starting a business, according to a joint International Finance Corporation and World
US Boston Consulting Group has identified 40 fast-growing African companies set to be market leaders, as the continent positions itself to compete in the global economy. The research group
Sub-Saharan Africa risk premium has seen the highest rise in risk premium among emerging market private equity investment regions, according to an Emerging Market Private Equity Association (EMPEA) survey of