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Private Equity Returns Continued to Improve Arsenal Acquires Synchrogenix Arsenal Capital Partners has acquired Synchrogenix, a provider of regulatory writing services to the pharmaceutical industry. Upon closing, Synchrogenix was merged into Arsenal’s existing portfolio company Certara, a drug development and drug safety consultancy acquired by Arsenal this past December. “Having worked with our talented staff to build Synchrogenix from the ground up, I was… Warburg Pincus Acquires Electronic Funds Source Warburg Pincus has entered into an agreement to Electronic Funds Source (EFS), a provider of corporate payment services, from an investor group including First Data Transportation Services, CTP Holdings, and FJ Management. Highlander Acquires Extrusion Ops of Profile Extrusion Highlander Partners has acquired the aluminum extrusion assets of Profile Extrusion Company. RFE and 24/6 Acquire Precision Components Business KPS Capital Partners Acquires Anchor Glass Castle Harlan Acquires Gold Star from Prospect

Private Equity International | News and Analysis WSJ Weekend Investor Really Misses the Mark on Private Equity | The Gaffin Group Mark Hulbert was busy elbowing his way onto the anti-private equity bandwagon on July 5th with his confusing dispatch “Real Returns: Are Private-Equity Gains Built to Last?” Mr. Hulbert heroically ignores a large body of readily accessible research and data to precariously perch his pejorative premises on quite arguable findings from a single, tax-return driven study [the study, itself, to be a topic of a separate analysis]. As Mr. Hulbert argues against himself across the article, it is difficult to say that he answered the question he originally posed. Hold your hat as we try to keep up with the whipsaw narrative. I have trouble connecting commentaries such as Mr. Second, I note that pundits who broadly condemn the private equity industry never seem to explain why sophisticated institutional investors would bother with the asset class at all – much less clamor for access to top performing funds – if their experience did not justify it. Is private equity perfect?

Performance Data | Africa Asset Management Imara: Tourism sector in Mozambique looks attractive Mozambican tourism sector could be the next big investment opportunity in the country, according to the investment banking arm of Imara, the pan-African financial … read more » Ethos-led consortium acquires RTT A private equity consortium led by Ethos Private Equity, has acquired around 80% of the RTT Group, Africa’s largest privately-owned parcel distribution company, for … read more » Standard Bank partners with the Government of Kenya in the $2bn Eurobond issue

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SAVCA media releases « SAVCA SAVCA Members’ List SAVCA media releases Media release from RisCura Fundamentals and SAVCA October 2013 SAVCA media release two new directors 30 September 2013 Funding innovation in South Africa September 2013 OPINION PIECE Five tips for getting funding Sept 2013 Deloitte Global Confidence Survey Local fund managers upbeat about investment opportunities in SA August 2013 SAVCA Media Release BEE July 2013 SAVCA Media Release KPMG Survey July 2013 SAVCA Media release — AVCA and SAVCA sign Memorandum of Understanding June 2013 Private Equity players invest in Africa infrastructure boom May 2013 SAVCA Media release Energy Renewables April 2013 SAVCA Media release February 2013

AVCA Research - AVCA This joint research piece, looking at value creation through exit deals across Africa, provides an answer to the commonly asked question “are there exits in Africa?” The continent’s stock markets, other than the Johannesburg Stock Exchange, are still very small and relatively illiquid, and the intermediary networks remain far from complete across the region. As a result, a widely held perception is that exits are hard to achieve and that therefore they are few in number. Learn More AltAssets Private Equity News | Connecting LPs and GPs worldwide Africa-map-private-equity-2013 Africa Business Source