PE Exits in Africa 2016

AVCA is pleased to announce the publication of the 2016 exit study, How private equity investors create value. Presented by EY and AVCA, the study examines PE exits between 2007–15 using data drawn from both public sources and confidential interviews with former PE owners of exited businesses.

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