PE Exits in Africa 2014

The update to the 2013 AVCA and EY’s study Broadening horizons: how do private equity investors create value? highlights a strengthening market for private equity exits in Africa. Private equity firms exited 40 companies between 1 January and 31 December 2014, a 38% increase from 29 exits in 2013.

Key findings:

  • 249: Number of PE Exits in Africa between 2007-2014

  • US $5.7bn: Largest PE Exit on record in Africa 

  • 73: Number of PE firms exiting investments in Africa between 2007-2014

  • 77%: Percentage of exits between 2007-2014 that were minority stakes