Reports

African private equity exits hit record high in 2016

African private equity exits hit record high in 2016 (Report): EY & AVCA

The number of exits achieved by PE firms in Africa is trending upwards, evidenced by a record number of exits in 2016.

How private equity investors create value in Africa: EY/AVCA

Private equity activity in Africa at multi-year high (Infographics & Report): EY/AVCA

In EY‘s fourth annual analysis of private equity exits in Africa, it finds that even amidst economic uncertainty, private equity saw strong exit volume in 2015, bringing exits to a nine-year high.

Why Africa Remains Ripe for Private Equity: BCG

Why Africa Remains Ripe for Private Equity: BCG (Infographics & Report)

For the past decade, Africa has been one of the world’s hottest growth markets for private equity investment. In the early 1990s, a mere dozen Africa-based funds managed a combined $1 billion; today, more than 200 funds manage upwards of $30 billion.

Spotlight on Southern Africa Private Equity: African Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (AVCA)

Spotlight on Southern Africa Private Equity (Report & Infographic): African Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (AVCA)

Between 2010 and 2016 H1, there were 277 reported private equity deals in Southern Africa totaling $3.5 billion.

Spotlight on East Africa Private Equity: African Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (AVCA)

Spotlight on East Africa Private Equity (Report & Infographic): African Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (AVCA)

Between 2010 and 2016 H1, there were 167 reported private equity deals in East Africa totaling $1.4 billion.

Waves of change - Insurance opportunities in Sub-Saharan Africa - 2016

How insurance is transforming a rapidly growing Sub-Saharan Africa: EY (Infographic, Video & Report)

Sub-Saharan Africa is a diverse region that presents risks, challenges and opportunities for the insurance industry. No “one-size-fits-all” approach is likely to succeed across individual markets and countries.

TV and Media in Nigeria - How changing consumer needs are creating a new media landscape: Ericsson

TV and Media in Nigeria - How changing consumer needs are creating a new media landscape: Ericsson (Report)

Increasing ownership of digital devices is prompting Nigerians to explore new modes of content consumption. They want freedom and flexibility and this is manifested in the popularity of digital media and online content.

Africa attractiveness program 2016: EY

Africa attractiveness program 2016: EY (Infographics & Reports)

We are at an inflection point in terms of the structural evolution of most African economies. Decisions made and actions taken now will determine, which of these economies consolidate the gains made over the past decade as a platform for sustainable growth in coming decades.

Mobile Economy - Africa 2016: GSMA

The mobile economy - Africa 2016: GSMA (Infographics & Report)

At the end of 2015, 46% of the population in Africa subscribed to mobile services, equivalent to more than half a billion people. The region’s three dominant markets – Egypt, Nigeria and South Africa – together accounted for around a third of the region’s total subscriber base.

Bright Africa 2016 - Private Equity: RisCura

Bright Africa 2016 - Private Equity: RisCura (Report)

The increase in private equity fundraising in 2015 is evidence of the strong interest in investing in Africa’s real economy, despite the recent challenges in which many African countries find themselves.

Nissan Pathfinder: Nissan is one of a handful of vehicle manufacturers now assembling automobiles in Nigeria

Nigeria will be Africa's next automotive hub (Report): PwC

Nigeria has the potential to become the hub of Africa’s automotive industry. Home to an estimated 170 million people, over 40 million of who are in the growing middle class, the continent’s largest economy is increasingly seen as an attractive destination for investors across all sectors.

Saxon Hotel, Villas and Spa, Sandhurst, Johannesburg, South Africa

10 Myths of Hospitality Development in Africa (Report): Hotel Partners Africa (HPA)

There’s a lot happening in Africa! In 2015, a survey by W Hospitality Group counted 215 hotels in the chains’ development pipelines, with almost 40,000 rooms.

Rwanda: A new model for growth

Rwanda - A new model for growth (Infographic & Report): This Is Africa & the Financial Times

Rwanda’s transformation from the peak of its political crisis culminating in the 1994 conflict until now is remarkable. Though the country is frequently held up as a model for rapid development by politicians and development policymakers, its trajectory and political culture are unique.

The Making of Leaders - An African Outlook: Morgan Philips & Mazars

The Making of Leaders - An African Outlook (Report): Morgan Philips & Mazars

As economic acceleration continues across Africa, the need for more executive talent only intensifies. And, as companies expand their regional footprint and scale up operations, the type of executive who is capable of working across diverse cultures, geographies, and markets, is all the more rare.

Shop Africa 2016: Knight Frank

Shop Africa 2016 (Report & Infographics): Knight Frank

Sub-Saharan Africa is experiencing a wave of modern shopping mall development. The retail sector has become a major focus for development activity in recent years, as investors have been attracted by the growth potential of African consumer markets.

Africa Capital Markets Watch 2015: PwC

African Capital Markets Watch 2015 (Report & Infographic): PwC

PwC’s 2015 Africa Capital Markets Watch provides an analysis of African equity and debt capital markets transactions that took place between 2011 – 2015. It also highlights the trends in African capital markets in 2015 which reflected strong figures.

Hospitality Market Snapshot 2015 - Oil Economies - Accra, Lagos and Luanda (Report): HTI Consulting

Hospitality Market Snapshot 2015 - Oil Economies - Accra, Lagos and Luanda: HTI Consulting (Report)

Between 2011 and 2012, the price of oil was at its highest levels in recent times, at close to $110 per barrel. By the end of 2014, an oversupply of oil saw the price of oil drop to below $100 per barrel. In 2015, prices dropped as low as $49. In 2016, prices have dipped as low as $30 and currently stand at about $40 per barrel.

East Africa Private Equity Deal Dashboard - RisCura & EAVCA

East Africa Private Equity Deal Dashboard 2016 (Report): RisCura & East Africa Venture Capital Association (EAVCA)

The first ever dashboard on East African private equity deals has been released, another step forward in the quest for solid investment data on the African continent.

An Overview of the Hotel Real Estate Sector in Africa: JLL

An Overview of the Hotel Real Estate Sector in Africa (Report): Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL)

The narrative on the investment potential in Africa has improved significantly over the past decade and many sectors in the African economy are seeing high growth in investment from global corporates, institutional investors and private equity.

Annual African Private Equity Data Tracker: African Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (AVCA)

Annual African Private Equity Data Tracker (Infographic & Report): African Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (AVCA)

AVCA’s African Private Equity Data Tracker provides a summary of trends in private equity (“PE”) in Africa.

Dueling with Lions - Playing the New Game of Business Success in Africa: BCG

Dueling with Lions - Playing the New Game of Business Success in Africa: BCG (Report)

From a business perspective, Africa is at an inflection point. Local African companies have made investments and have expanded their offerings, in many cases taking business away from multinational incumbents.

Sub-Saharan Africa & private equity approaches to enhancing economic development: ODI

Sub-Saharan Africa & private equity approaches to enhancing economic development: ODI (Infographic & Report)

Private equity has been the fastest growing flow to the region with a five-fold growth rate and more than $50 billion of inflows since 2008. Private equity now comprises approximately $12 billion annually and 20% of cross-border capital flows.

Job Creation in Sub-Saharan Africa - Entrepreneurs. Governments. Innovation - Forbes Insights-Djembe Communications

Job Creation in Sub-Saharan Africa - Entrepreneurs. Governments. Innovation: Forbes Insights/Djembe Communications (Report)

The report discusses the value of entrepreneurs, the challenges and opportunities inherent to entrepreneurship in Sub-Saharan Africa, and in-depth insights garnered from each of the markets surveyed.

Africa - A continent of opportunity for pharma and patients - McKinsey

Africa - A continent of opportunity for pharma and patients: McKinsey (Infographics & Report)

Africa may be the only pharmaceutical market where genuinely high growth is still achievable. Here’s what’s driving that strength and how companies should react.

The Africa Investment Report 2015 - fDi Intelligence

The Africa Investment Report 2015 - An FDI destination on the rise: fDi Intelligence/This is Africa (Report)

The narrative of Africa as a continent on the rise over the past decade stands in contrast to a global economy that has been battered by anemic developed market growth following the 2009 financial crisis. Africa’s rapidly growing economies stand out from the crowd.

Africa's Prospects - Macro Environment, Business, Consumer and Retail Outlook Indicators. Credit: nielsen.com

Africa's Prospects - Macro Environment, Business, Consumer and Retail Outlook Indicators (Infographics & Report): Nielsen

Africa’s rise in prominence is part of an overall global trend that has seen a shift in economic opportunity from the developed to the developing world. In fact, 6 out of the 10 fastest growing economies in the world are in Africa.

Entertainment and Media Outlook - South Africa, Nigeria & Kenya (2015 - 2019) - PwC

Entertainment and Media Outlook - South Africa, Nigeria & Kenya (2015 - 2019): PwC (Report)

South Africa’s entertainment and media (E&M) market continues its run of double-digit year-on-year growth, recording an 11.5% rise to reach R112.7 billion in 2014.

Luxury Goods in Africa - A Maturing Sector

Luxury Goods in Africa - A Maturing Sector (Report): KPMG

There has been a noticeable improvement in economic growth in Africa since the turn of the century, driven by an improvement in the business environment and investment climate, and a decrease in aggregate political risk.

African Markets Guide 2015: Barclays

African Markets Guide 2015: Barclays (Report)

African credit markets have continued to grow at a rapid pace, while rising debt and falling commodity prices have put pressure on fundamentals. The recent high correlation of African spreads to global EM credit markets has challenged the thesis that Africa offers diversification, but the meaningful intra-regional dispersion offers opportunities, in our view.

Michael Rogers, Global Deputy Private Equity Leader, EY. Credit: privcap.com

Private Equity - The Outlook for Africa and Emerging Markets - Part I (Report): EY & Wharton

In this two-part interview, [email protected] takes a look at the state of play in private equity in Africa and at prospects for emerging markets more generally, based on a conversation with Michael Rogers, EY’s global deputy private equity leader, and Stephen M. Sammut, senior fellow and lecturer at Wharton.

Razia Khan, Head of Economics, Africa at Standard Chartered

Affluent consumers in Kenya and Nigeria are confident about growth: Razia Khan, Head of Economics, Africa at Standard Chartered (Video & Report)

Nigerians and Kenyans are confident about growth in their markets and expect their incomes to grow next year.

South Africa’s bold priorities for inclusive growth - McKinsey Global Institute

5 things South Africa can do to raise GDP by $1 trillion & create 3.4 million jobs: McKinsey Global Institute (Infographics & Report)

In the two decades since South Africans worked together to transform their political landscape and usher in a new democracy, the country has made remarkable progress.

Sub-Saharan Africa Banking Review 2015 - EY - Report

Sub-Saharan Africa Banking Review 2015: EY (Infographic & Report)

This report analyzes three of the largest Sub-Saharan Africa banking markets: South Africa, Nigeria & Kenya. The report also includes Tanzania, Uganda and Rwanda, members of the
East African Community (EAC) regional bloc.

Rendering of Le Grand Marche de Libreville, Gabon

The 2015 African Retail Development Index (Infographics, Video & Report): AT Kearney

Africa’s landscape is changing. As economies rise and a shopping culture emerges, the retail opportunity is greater than ever before.

Banking in Sub-Saharan Africa 2015 - KMPG - Report

Banking in Sub-Saharan Africa 2015: KMPG (Report)

The banking sectors of a number of sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) countries have exhibited significant growth in recent years. The key contributing factors have been increased economic activity and improved regulatory oversight.

The Africa Competitiveness Report 2015 - WEF, AfDB, OECD & World Bank

The Africa Competitiveness Report 2015: WEF, AfDB, OECD & World Bank (Infographics & Report)

The Africa Competitiveness Report 2015 comes out at an auspicious moment for the continent. Africa’s solid average growth rate of more than 5 percent over the past 15 years bears witness to the region’s impressive economic potential.

Corporate Entry into Africa - A New Chapter - Jones Lang LaSalle

Corporate Entry into Africa - A New Chapter: Jones Lang LaSalle (Report)

Africa has seen a surge of corporate interest and investment in recent years. Total FDI inflows into the region more than doubled since 2003 as international companies have sought to benefit from the sustained economic growth, rapid pace of urbanisation, emerging middle class and the myriad of other growth opportunities the African continent presents for international business.

Broadening horizons - How do private equity investors create value - A joint study of private equity exits in Africa by AVCA and EY

How do private equity investors create value in & from Africa? A study of private equity exits in Africa: AVCA & EY (Infographic & Report)

In our inaugural report, we countered popular opinion about PE in Africa to prove that the industry was making excellent progress in exiting its portfolio companies. We also provided evidence of genuine value creation by PE firms in the region through hands-on involvement in the companies they back.

Africa Attractiveness Survey 2015 - Making Choices - EY

Africa Attractiveness Survey 2015 - Making Choices: EY (Report)

Geopolitical tensions and weak economic growth led to a 3.1% decline in greenfield FDI projects worldwide in 2014. FDI projects in Africa fell 8.4%, but remained well above pre-2008 levels. However, capital investment into the continent surged to US$128b, up 136%. And FDI created 188,400 new African jobs, a 68% increase.

Africa Report 2015 - Real Estate Markets in a Continent of Growth and Opportunity - Knight Frank

Africa Report 2015 - Real Estate Markets in a Continent of Growth and Opportunity: Knight Frank (Infographics & Report)

The Africa Report is a unique and market-leading publication which draws on the expertise of Knight Frank’s unrivalled network of property professionals in Africa. The report presents a wealth of material highlighting the growth of Africa’s economies, cities and real estate markets.

A new Africa energy world - A more positive power utilities outlook - PwC

A new Africa energy world - A more positive power utilities outlook: PwC (Report)

Africa faces a huge electricity demand challenge. Existing infrastructure is insufficient to meet current requirements, let alone the growth of the coming decades. Installed power capacity is expected to rise from 2012’s 90GWto 380GW in 2040 in sub-Saharan Africa.

Bright Africa - The drivers, enablers and managers of investment on the continent: RisCura (Report)

Bright Africa 2015 - The drivers, enablers and managers of investment on the continent: RisCura (Report)

Africa’s investors have become markedly more sophisticated in recent years. They understand that the continent is one of the world’s fastest-growing regions and that populations are young and urbanizing.