AVCA’s African Private Equity Data Tracker provides a summary of trends in private equity (“PE”) in Africa.
- 823 PE deals were reported in Africa between 2010 – 2015, totalling US$21.6bn.
- Deals below US$250mn in size have been stable in recent years, with the total annual deal value of these deals increasing slightly in 2015 relative to 2014. In 2015, there were fewer deals above US$250mn in size compared with 2014, resulting in a lower overall total deal value.
- Sub-sectors that saw a notable increase in PE deal values in 2015 relative to 2014 (albeit from a low base) were Commercial & Professional Services (Industrials), Health Care Equipment & Services (Health Care) and Software & Services (Information Technology).
- African PE firms have closed funds totalling US$16.2bn since 2010. Half of the funds were Regional funds (i.e. focusing on particular regions within Africa), a third were Sub-Saharan funds and the remainder were Pan-African.
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