The stars are aligned for major private equity investments to take place in Africa.
by Derick Appia-kubi, MBA ’13
There has been a lot of focus on Africa as a region of private equity investments, as Africa is one of the fastest growing investment regions in the world today. Maturing markets and rising opportunities have attracted established investors as Africa-focused funds are growing demonstrating successful exit landscape. Traditional barriers to entry such as poor developed financial markets, political instability, and economic fragmentation are being broken by political reform and economic growth. Private equity manager in Africa continue expand their track record of success and post impressive returns compared to global markets.
Derick Appia-kubi, MBA ’13, completed his summer internship in Ghana at a private equity firm, and has distilled his experience and insights into the following presentation.