Private Equity Africa – 2016 in review

There were about 100 private equity deals in Africa in 2016, according to Preqin, valued at $3bn, according to figures at the industry-leading Private Equity Africa 7th annual review and outlook.

Emerging markets private equity soars, but little cash for Africa

Fund-raising for sub-Saharan African private equity funds was $1.056 billion in January to June 2011, down 5% from $1.11 bn in the first half of 2010.Total fund-raising for emerging markets funds for the first half of 2011 was $22.6 bn, according to EMPEA, more than double the activity of the first half of 2010.

Helios closed giant $900 mn African private equity fund

Pan-African private equity firm Helios Investment Partners announced that it had raised $900 million for its second Africa-focused private equity fund, and the fund was over-subscribed. It is the largest Africa fund raised.