South African private equity recorded a considerable increase in investment activity in 2018, with the value of new investments and follow-on investments having reached a record R35.4-billion, compared with an annual average of R15.2-billion over the preceding decade, the Southern African Venture Capital and Private Equity Association (Savca) said on Wednesday. READ MORE

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In such a rapidly evolving environment, it’s not always easy to forecast what the future holds, but there are certainly some clues as to what the private equity (PE) industry might expect in the coming year. From evolving skill sets to a rapidly changing investor base, there are a number of emerging trends on the…

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Entrepreneurs are fundamental to the local economy, as they are not only create jobs, but also train people, grow the GDP base, contribute to taxes and create disruptions, which spurs innovation, Andrew Chananie, head of leverage finance at Investec tells Nompu Siziba. Savca CEO Tanya van Lill also highlights the social upliftment initiatives that entrepreneurs…

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