Buttressed by a hefty proportion of capital and expertise provided by development finance institutions, African GPs are a force for sustainable change.
With many global investors yet to set foot in Africa, we asked some leading LPs for their tips on where to commit capital.
From rising to falling star, Africa rewards those with discipline, patience and the skills to build a market leader.
The new generation of mid-market buyout firm is causing a stir, but has much to prove.
American GPs with Chinese capital may have to re-think not just their deal and exit strategies but also future fundraising.
The Bain- and KKR-backed chain hoped a $1bn financing package would revamp customers’ in-store experience. Could it have rescued the retailer?
From geography to commitment size, the key factors behind returns at 11 top-performing US public pensions have been analysed.
After a difficult macro period for some of Africa’s markets, there are signs of greater stability in key economies. Actis’s Natalie Kolbe and Rick Phillips discuss how investors can find openings in both good times and bad.
Local knowledge and a clear diversification strategy are key to mitigating macro concerns in North Africa, says founder and CEO of Mediterrania Capital Partners Albert Alsina.
Political reforms and the creation of a new free trade area will prove a boon for the continent’s biggest economy, says Paul Boynton, the CEO of Old Mutual Alternative Investments.
The private equity industry is finding its feet again in the continent after a series of macro shocks.
Economies in African markets have been on a rollercoaster ride over the last decade. But Peter Baird of Investec Asset Management believes the stage is now set for attractive private equity investments and – importantly – exits.