2019 changes in IPEV standards

As of January 2019 private capital investments valuations will need to be implemented according to the latest International Private Equity and Venture Capital Valuation Guidelines released late last year. With only a month’s notice prior to implementation, the changes...

Investment in Africa

We released our 2018 Bright Africa research in August. Here is a visual illustration of the Investment in Africa section of our research. For more information on Bright Africa, click here.  ...

Africa’s first infrastructure performance index

We are excited to announce that RisCura is partnering with Africa Investor to launch Africa’s first infrastructure performance index. For years one of the constraints for investment into infrastructure has always been the lack of a benchmark, one of the essential...

Private equity could boost African entrepreneurs

Private equity funds in Africa are increasingly investing in early-stage businesses in the search for earnings growth. This is partially driven by the rising trend in purchase prices of private companies in Africa as indicated by the recently released Bright Africa...

Sukuk – a new avenue for funding African infrastructure

In generic terms, economic theory categorises infrastructure assets, as public goods. This means a good or service that is provided without profit to all members of society. The absence of the profit incentive (by default), has placed the provision of public  goods or...

Credibility of PE impact investing in Africa

Despite being only a decade old as an industry, impact investing globally has shown impressive growth and obtained mainstream acceptance. However, there are some credibility concerns, particularly in Africa, that can be addressed with clear industry guidelines. This...

Investing into private equity for African institutions

Institutional investment is a key driver of the development of capital markets. But, in many parts of Africa, institutional investment has been slow to develop and development finance institutions (DFIs) have long filled this gap. In recent years, pension reform in...