Save the Date! MFW4A & RisCura Webinar

13.12.2017, Global (online)

State of Private Equity Investment in Africa: The 2017 Bright Africa Report findings

Register now!

Making Finance Work for Africa (MFW4A) and RisCura were pleased to launch a webinar on the State of Private Equity (PE) Investment in Africa, based on the Bright Africa 2017 Report findings.

Date: 13 December 2017

Time: 01:00 pm, Abidjan | 08:00 am, New York | 03:00 pm, Pretoria

Africa sustained strong investor interest throughout 2015 and 2016, despite the turmoil experienced by a number of countries. From a global perspective, growth expectations in the PE business have increased, while risk perceptions on the industry are lowering. Investors are today increasingly focused on high-quality deals than was the case in 2015. As a result, PE deals have grown by 8 times Enterprise Value (EBITDA) in sub-Saharan Africa. High demand for quality assets also means more competition for the assets. Additionally, the number of PE deals improved significantly, pointing to relentless investor interest, despite 2016 having been characterized by difficulties.

The proposed webinar provided in-depth insights from the findings in the RisCura’s 2017 Bright Africa Report, while highlighting regional disparities including (counter)-performances of Private Equity on the continent.

The Bright Africa report is published annually and covers research that seeks to provide insight into the drivers, enablers and managers of investment on the continent.

Heleen Goussard, Head of Independent Valuations at RisCura will led discussions on the State of Private Equity in Africa.

The session was moderated by MFW4A’s Guy Menan.

Please download and listen to the recording here!

Registration is free but limited, so please register early.

The webinar is part of MFW4A's broader effort to support well-functioning digital financial systems in Africa that provide the financially excluded and the underserved with high-quality and appropriate financial products and services.