2020 Annual African PE Data Tracker

A report showcasing 2020's African private equity fundraising, deals, and exits trends. This report also features regional spotlights and investment case studies.

Key findings:

  • US$18.1bn Total value of African PE fundraising, 2015-2020

  • US$1.2bn Total value of African PE fundraising in 2020

  • US$115mn Median size of final closed funds in Africa, 2015-2020

  • 53% of the total volume of funds closed in 2020 were growth and buyout focused funds. Venture Capital funds accounted for 40% of the total number of funds closed, while infrastructure funds represented 7%

  • 35% of the total value of funds raised in 2020 originated from sector-focused funds; 20% of the value within sector-focused funds came from infrastructure funds

  • 49% of the total amount closed was originated from sub-Saharan Africa funds; Regional funds were second representing 25% of the total funds raised; Country-focused and pan-African funds represented the remaining 26%

  • US$21.7bn: Total value of reported African PE deals, 2015-2020

  • 1257: Total volume of reported African PE deals, 2015-2020

  • 46%: % share of reported deals in technology enabled companies in Africa, 2015-2020

  • 270: Number of reported African PE exits, 2015-2020

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