How has Covid-19 impacted private equity in Africa?

Over the past year or so, we’ve all become familiar with a whole host of terms we knew nothing about at the start of 2020.“Lockdown”, “rate of transmission”, and “social distancing” all entered our collective vocabularies. At the same time, we had to get used to new ways of working and doing business.

Why this private equity firm remains bullish on its investment in South Africa’s fashion industry

Amid the pandemic the global fashion industry could have lost ground. Yet in Q1 last year SPEAR invested more than $5m into e-tailer RunwaySale.

SMEs should research their options for funding

While the economy has taken a severe knock on all fronts both before and during the COVID-19 pandemic, there are still companies looking to expand and for which they will require a capital injection. For an SME looking to do this, particularly in Africa, a private equity (PE) fund may be the way to go, providing the company has what it needs firmly in place in order to convince possible funders.