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.
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