Bright Africa - Private Equity 2017

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Africa sustained strong investor interest throughout 2015 and 2016, despite recent turmoil affecting many African countries. Difficulties in oil producing countries, wide-spread political tensions, currency depreciations and persistently low commodity prices have caused strain on the continent’s development and trade. Despite the slowdown in several of Africa’s larger economies, such as Nigeria and South Africa, there are plenty of investment opportunities across the continent. The industry has seen increasing optimism in East Africa, where fast growing economies include Kenya and Ethiopia. A sustained belief in the buying power of a growing population and middle class drives investor focus on consumer goods across most African countries. Other sectors expected to see greater focus in 2017 include agribusiness, technology, financial services, healthcare and pharmaceuticals.

Capital Markets, Private Equity
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