Absa Bank and Sanlam, both headquartered in South Africa, have announced plans to merge their investment management businesses. The merger could finalize in the first …
The ongoing collapse of the giant Abraaj platform in the world’s biggest private-equity insolvency has hit flows into Africa-focused private-equity funds. Former Abraaj managing partner …
Private equity fund managers (general partners or GPs) are using money promised by investors (limited partners or LPs) as security to borrow from banks. The …
A new asset class has opened for investors as the International Property Securities Exchange in London prepares for its first initial public offer (IPO) in …
Hirander Misra, CEO of GMEX Group, says blockchain will start changing securities exchanges in the next 2 years as regulation, custodians, etc all improve. The bar is getting higher to set up an exchange”.
African tech superstar Alysia Silberg (General Partner, Street Global Venture Capital) says African policymakers keen to boost investment into Africa’s fast growing tech sector can focus on 12 investment questions asked by Silicon Valley.
Africa’s $372bn pension fund assets – do they facilitate inclusive growth and social stability? Is the money well invested, including capital markets and equities, private equity and infrastructure development? Bright Africa report by RisCura.
Traditional assets under management in 12 African countries were $634bn in 2014, set to reach $1.1trn in 2020 (PwC). South Africa’s $124bn GEPF is the biggest but many other fast-growing African funds are also investing in infrastructure and private equity.
African pension fund regulators and PPP practitioners have much to learn from Latin American examples on how to let local funds invest into infrastructure, while building the capital markets, plus round-up of some recent research papers.
A new AMI Big50 Ex-SA ETF offers investors access to an index covering 50 African companies outside South Africa. It is run by Cloud Atlas Investing and listed on the JSE.
Tonight’s meeting: Private Equity Africa 7th Annual Review & Outlook Seminar at Thomson Reuters HQ “Generating alpha in uncertainty” features top speakers identifying 2017 trends, including emerging credit funds, deal pricing and activity.
Fund-raising for African private equity funds was slower in the first three quarters of 2016 compared to 2015, but deal-making was stronger, according to EMPEA.
Ethos Capital listed on South Africa’s JSE on 5 August after R1.8 bn ($131m) oversubscribed private placement creates liquid vehicle for private equity investors.
What a night – the gala dinner of the Private Equity Africa 2016 awards in their 5th year. A full day conference charted the changes with sessions on new structures for private equity funds, the rise of stock exchange IPOs as exits, specialized agriculture, healthcare and other funds and many more topics for 2016.