Research & Publications
31 March 2024
2023 African Private Captial Activity Report
The report provides analysis on the latest trends of fundraising, investments, and exits within African Private Capital Activity in Africa, shedding light on the recent developments that took place during 2023. 
Research & Publications
19 December 2023
2023 African Private Capital Industry Survey
This marks the third edition of the AVCA’s Private Capital Industry Survey, offering a comprehensive exploration of the perspectives, plans, preferences, and expectations of 88 investors, including both Limited Partners (LPs) and General Partners (GPs) actively involved in Africa’s private capital industry.
Research & Publications
26 April 2023
2022 African Private Capital Activity Report
This report provides an analysis on the latest trends of fundraising, investments, and exits unfolding across the continent in 2022.
Research & Publications
29 September 2022
2022 H1 African Venture Capital Activity Report
In the report we present an overview of the African venture capital ecosystem, spotlighting the latest global trends and development during the highly eventful start to the year for Africa’s innovation ecosystem.
Research & Publications
19 April 2022
2021 African Private Capital Activity Report 
2021 AVCA’s Africa Private Capital Activity report presents the current state and recent development of private capital activity in Africa. It provides an analysis on the latest trends of fundraising, investments, and exits unfolding across the continent in 2021.
Research & Publications
23 June 2021
African PE & VC Performance Benchmark Q4 2020
This report presents the private equity and venture capital performance across Africa in Q4 2020. The publication was produced by Cambridge Associates in collaboration with AVCA
Research & Publications
23 June 2021
African PE & VC Performance Benchmark Q3 2020
This report presents the private equity and venture capital performance across Africa in Q4 2020. The publication was produced by Cambridge Associates in collaboration with AVCA
Research & Publications
15 April 2021
2021 African Private Equity Industry Survey
AVCA is pleased to present the second edition of the African Private Equity Industry Survey, a study that provides insight into how both LPs and GPs are evaluating the African private equity industry.
Research & Publications
31 October 2017
AVCA 2017 Annual Limited Partner Survey
AVCA is delighted to present the fourth edition of the AVCA Limited Partner (LP) Survey, which examines global investor views about private equity in Africa and return expectations in an evolving industry. Given the evolving global geopolitical landscape, it is more important than ever to undertake investor outreach in order to identify consensus views that will impact our industry. This year’s report finds that despite its challenges, LPs continue to see the appeal of African private equity.
Research & Publications
26 October 2017
Key Findings and FAQs: African PE & VC Performance Benchmark - Q1 2017
A summary of the key findings and frequently asked questions (FAQs) about the Q1 2017 African PE & VC Performance Benchmark, published by AVCA exclusively for AVCA members.
Research & Publications
28 September 2017
African PE & VC Performance Benchmark Q1 - 2017
AVCA is pleased to announce the release of the African PE & VC Performance Benchmark (Q1 2017), produced by Cambridge Associates, in collaboration with AVCA.
Research & Publications
29 July 2017
African PE & VC Performance Benchmark
AVCA is pleased to announce the release of the final 2016 African PE & VC Performance Benchmark, produced by Cambridge Associates, in collaboration with AVCA.
Research & Publications
27 July 2017
Key Findings and FAQs: African PE & VC Performance Benchmark
A summary of the key findings and frequently asked questions (FAQs) about the final 2016 African PE & VC Performance Benchmark (Q4), published by AVCA exclusively for AVCA members.
Research & Publications
15 May 2017
Key Findings and FAQs: African PE & VC Performance Benchmark
A summary of the key findings and frequently asked questions (FAQs) about the African PE & VC Performance Benchmark, published by AVCA exclusively for AVCA members.
Research & Publications
28 February 2017
2016 Annual African Private Equity Data Tracker 
The 2016 Annual African Private Equity Data Tracker draws on data from AVCA’s proprietary private equity (PE) database and provides insights into key trends in PE investment and fundraising in Africa from 2011 – 2016. Our findings show that deal activity in Africa continues to be strong even in an increasingly volatile global economic environment.
Research & Publications
7 February 2017
Key Findings and FAQs: African PE & VC Performance Benchmark
A summary of the key findings and frequently asked questions (FAQs) about the African PE & VC Performance Benchmark, published by AVCA exclusively for AVCA members.
Research & Publications
26 January 2017
African PE & VC Performance Benchmark, Q3 2016
AVCA is pleased to announce the release of the latest African PE & VC Performance Benchmark, produced by Cambridge Associates, in collaboration with AVCA.
Research & Publications
28 April 2016
AVCA Limited Partner Survey
AVCA is pleased to announce the release of the third edition of its Limited Partner Survey, which provides insights into the views, plans and expectations of a diverse range of LPs from across the globe.
Research & Publications
1 April 2016
African PE & VC Performance Benchmark, Q3 2015
AVCA is pleased to announce the release of the latest African PE & VC Performance Benchmark, produced by Cambridge Associates, in collaboration with AVCA.
Research & Publications
25 April 2015
AVCA Limited Partner Survey
AVCA is pleased to present the second edition of the Limited Partner Survey. The purpose of this report is to provide stakeholders with views, plans and expectations on private equity in Africa from the Limited Partner’s (LP’s) across the globe.
Research & Publications
1 October 2013
New Benchmark for African Private Equity Reveals 11% Annualised Return for 10 Years September 2012
This is the first quarterly report of the Cambridge Associates LLC African Private Equity and Venture Capital Index, a collaboration between the African Venture Capital Association (AVCA) and Cambridge Associates, the global investment advisor that maintains databases and tracks performance data of private investments around the world.