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Private equity is making moves to support Southern Africa’s recovery from the pandemic, says Tanya van Lill, the Southern African Venture Capital and Private Equity Association’s CEO.
Investment in the region shows signs of growing geographical diversification.
Fewer funds closed in 2019, but growth equity strategies tripled.
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Africa's growth-oriented focus and DFI-heavy investor base could make it more resilient than other PE markets and help the continent rebound from health crisis.
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The continent’s private equity is scaling up, with regionalisation emerging as a key strategy. PEI scouts out where activity is highest and where the next opportunities will be.
The emerging markets firm has assumed management rights for global buyout fund APEF IV and Abraaj's third sub-Saharan Africa fund.
The private equity giant approached secondaries buyers about acquiring LP stakes in its 2013-vintage Sub-Saharan Africa Fund and making a stapled commitment to its successor.
A timeline shows what Abraaj and founder Arif Naqvi are alleged to have done regarding the misappropriation of capital from its 2015-vintage Growth Markets Health Fund, according to the US regulator's complaint.
Global firms' pullback from Africa has been greatly exaggerated, AVCA chief Michelle Kathryn Essomé explains.

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