IAN MANN REVIEWS: Here's how to make private equity work for your business

2019-06-07 06:00

A Private Equity firm is not like a business brokerage that wants to facilitate a deal to sell your firm to an interested buyer, or to find you an interested buyer. Here's how to reap the benefits, says Ian Mann.

Private equity investment in Southern Africa more than doubles

2018-07-27 21:58

Private equity investment in Southern Africa more than doubled in 2017, according to the SAVCA 2018 Private Equity Industry Survey.

Improving prospects for private equity

2018-03-19 10:51

A friendlier investment climate should help create new opportunities and boost returns.

Finance group Ecsponent reports exponential growth

2017-06-29 18:42

African financial services group Ecsponent reported a profit growth over 200% in the past 15 months.

Myeni takes a backseat at parly briefing on SAA

2016-09-20 15:10

The much-anticipated showdown between Parliament and SAA chairperson Dudu Myeni got off to a flat start when Myeni arrived almost two hours late for the meeting.

Ethos pays R1.6bn for control of Eazi Group

2016-01-25 12:21

Ethos Private Equity has bought a 65% stake in Eazi Group for R1.6bn in the fifth private-equity investment by its Ethos Fund VI in the past year.

Remgro disposes of Tracker stake

2011-10-03 13:14

A group of investors led by private equity firm Actis has bought Remgro's stake in Tracker.


Buffett slams private equity for inflated returns, debt reliance

2019-05-05 08:00

Warren Buffett, who has long slammed the hedge fund industry for charging high fees, escalated his criticism of private-equity firms that have been raising record sums of money in recent years.

Billionaire Richard Branson is getting into the private equity game

2018-05-03 17:34

Branson is reportedly aiming to raise as much as R6.3 billion ($500 million) from institutional investors around the world with the intention of pursuing "consumer deals of up to €2bn in enterprise value."

Private and public assets in alternative investments

2017-08-01 14:14

Adam Bulkin from Alexander Forbes Investments looks at what comprises alternative investments.

Number of private equity exits in Africa on the rise

2017-04-10 18:07

Africa has continued its upward trend in the number of private equity exits, according to an EY survey on how private equity investors create value.

Private equity exits in Africa reach 9-year high

2016-04-28 16:49

Private equity exits in Africa have reached a nine-year high in 2015, according to data from EY and the African Private Equity and Venture Capital Association.

Gordhan’s private equity poser

2013-02-20 11:49

As pressure mounts to boost tax collection, Pravin Gordhan's budget speech is likely to home in on regulating transactions that erode the tax base.

Brait in capital raising talks

2011-01-13 12:07

Investment group Brait SA Societe Anonyme says it is in talks on a deal that could be potentially significant.

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