2016 Annual African Private Equity Data Tracker 

The inaugural 2016 H1 African Private Equity (PE) Data Tracker provides insights into key trends in PE investment and fundraising in Africa from 2010-2016 H1. Our findings show that deal activity and fundraising in Africa remain resilient.

Key findings:

  • 145 PE deals were reported in 2016 in Africa, totalling US$3.8bn

  • Between 2011 and 2016, there were 919 reported PE deals in Africa with a total value of US$22.7bn

  • In 2016, the number of PE deals in Africa’s energy sector saw a significant increase relative to 2015. A handful of large transactions in the energy and utilities sectors on the continent in 2016 contributed to a notable rise in total deal value compared to previous year (US$3.8bn versus US$2.5bn)

  • Africa PE funds had a final close total of US$2.3bn in 2016. Since 2011, African PE firms have closed funds totalling US$16.5bn