AVCA African Private Equity Data Tracker

The 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 2007 – 2014. Our findings show that deal activity on the Continent remains strong with US$8.1bn worth of deals completed in 2014 - the second highest on record.

Key findings:

  • Total deal value in 2014 was second highest on record at US$8.1bn

  • Shift in investment activity across the continent since 2007, with West Africa now receiving a greater share of PE investment (by number) compared with South Africa

  • FastMovingConsumerGoods(“FMCG”), Financial Services and Industrials sectors accounted for 59% of PE transactions by volume from 2007-14; Telecommunication Services attracted the largest investments by value

  • US$22bnraisedbyAfricaPEfundssince2007. Africa PE fundraising reached US$1.8bn in 2014, with an additional US$2.3bn of interim closes announced during the year