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Private Equity exits in East Africa favor buybacks

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In a joint KPMG/EAVCA research study, 52% of the private equity exits in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda and Ethiopia which occurred from 2007 to 2014 were made through buybacks by the original firm proprietors. The trend hampers the growth of the private equity industry in the region, which would benefit from the development of a secondary private equity markets and more efforts to attract strategic investors.

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