Global private equity players increasingly look to Africa as investment on the continent doubles in 2014 H1

The value of global private equity deals targeting Africa has more than doubled (137%) in the first half of 2014 compared to the same period last year, according to research by global law firm Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer.

Global PE funds completed 15 deals collectively worth $1.5bn in the period between January 1, 2014 and June 30, 2014, up from 10 deals totaling $621m in the first half of 2013.

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