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African real estate is creating new ways to attract capital

This year’s Africa Property Investment (API) Summit & Expo, held at the Sandton Convention Centre on 24 and 25 August 2017, will unpack and examine the latest in developments and potential opportunities for the African real estate sector. (more…)

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Political uncertainty leads to drop in M&A deals in Africa this quarter

Baker McKenzie’s latest quarterly Cross-border M&A Index shows that there were 17 inbound M&A deals in Africa in the second quarter (Q2) of 2017. The 17 inbound deals reflect a 48% drop from 33 deals in Q2 2016. On a quarter-by-quarter basis, inbound deal volume also dropped – by 45% – from 31 deals in […]

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Investment to improve lives of women in Africa is critical

In recent years, Africa has been an area of focus for investment in infrastructure development, trade, and financial inclusion (partly through Fintech and the financing of SMEs). However, environmental and ‘gender lens’ investing (which targets women-led businesses and initiatives) are gaining traction, particularly in the development finance community. (more…)

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Derrick Roper, Chief Executive of Novare Equity Partners

African property delivers for private equity investors

Africa’s challenges have tended to over-shadow its potential, says Derrick Roper, Chief Executive of Novare Equity Partners, “and our view is that this stage of the economic cycle presents significant opportunities for future returns.” In sub-Saharan Africa, private equity funds offer investors access to competitively priced assets that have strong growth potential in a region where […]

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Africa, the search for growth

Over the past 10-15 years, the global economy has experienced a marked slowdown. Global investors, including South African investors, are compelled to seek new territories that not only offer higher growth rates, but also market diversification.  (more…)

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Dion Shango, PwC

Africa’s CEOs seize the opportunities that uncertainty brings

Notwithstanding the current economic and socio-political uncertainty, numerous companies in Africa are still positive about the growth potential of the continent. PwC (www.PwC.com) research across the continent shows that 91% of CEOs are confident about their own companies’ growth prospects in the medium term. “This is the highest level of confidence since we started our […]

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Africa – a hub of opportunities, waiting to be unlocked!

The global economy is no doubt facing some major challenges. Sluggish growth, leading to stagnant global trade, subdued investment and increasing policy uncertainty world-wide, are just a few. (more…)

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What’s ahead for WEF Africa 2017?

By Paul Clark, Fund Manager and Africa specialist at Ashburton Investments. This week African leaders from all spheres will meet up in Durban at the World Economic Forum’s annual Africa meeting (WEF Africa 2017). They will be joined by global business leaders, non-governmental organisations and many others who want to observe and help shape the […]

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