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With deal values hitting 7-year highs, what’s Africa’s private equity opportunity today?

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With all the buzz around the value if Africa’s private equity deals hitting 7-year highs in 2014, a recap of the fundamentals driving the trend and perspective on the risk factors of private capital investment on the continent.  While investment in Africa may not be for the faint-hearted, the perception of risk, particularly political risk, may be overblown.  And private equity receives a warmer welcome in Africa than in other parts of the world, partly due to the “benign but influential” private equity investment model taken by most firms whereby significant minority stakes and board representation rather than leveraged buyouts are used to create value.

 

Read more at the Financial Times…

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