AVCA Spotlight on North Africa Private Equity

The Spotlight on North Africa Private Equity provides a summary of recent private equity transactions, exits and fundraising activity in the region. Our findings reveal that 156 PE deals were completed in the region between 2007 and 2014 with a combined value of US$5.3bn.

Key findings:

  • PE activity in North Africa has been relatively resilient despite recent political and economic events that have occurred in the region. Between 2007 - 2014, there were 156 reported PE deals in North Africa totalling US$5.3bn

  • Overall, North Africa accounted for 15% of the deal volume and value in Africa over the period 2007 - 2014

  • Morocco, Egypt and Tunisia attracted almost 90% of all deals in the region by volume and value, with Morocco taking the single greatest share of deal volume in North Africa in 2007 - 2014

  • There were 61 PE exits in North Africa from 2007 - 2014, with sales to African and multinational trade buyers constituting the most significant exit route for PE firms