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Venture Capital Market in Africa experiencing a funding plateau

As a form of private equity funding, venture capital finance African startups at the nascent stage. Money is given to firms with significant growth and revenue creation potential. Across economies, VC firms are critical drivers of growth and development in Africa. They drive job creation and innovation and finance the rollout of new products and technologies.…

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  • Egypt has overtaken Nigeria by raising $540 million in tech startup funding in the year to June 2023.
  • This year, Egypt achieved a major milestone by creating its first unicorn, MNT-Halan.
  • In the year to June 2022, the Big FourNigeria, Kenya, South Africa and Egyptjointly raised $4.6 billion. This was a 25 per cent drop from the $710 million raised previously. 

Egypt is today the leading market across Africa with total equity in tech funding raised by start-ups in the last one year surpassing rival Nigeria. Data from the African Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (AVCA) shows that the North African country overtook Nigeria as start-ups raised $540 million in funding in the year to June 2023. 

This was, however, a 25 per cent drop from the $710 million raised the previous year. The least decline recorded among the big four African countries

Farmers in Mozambique. The purpose of agricultural value chain analysis (AVCA) is to increase efficiency, productivity and competitiveness of an agricultural sub-sector or industry. www.theexchange.africa

Agriculture value chain analysis, also commonly referred to as mapping the agriculture value chain, is the assessment of the value chain participants and factors influencing the performance of the agricultural commodity industry and evaluating the relationships between these participants to identify the main constraints.

The purpose of agricultural value chain analysis (AVCA) is to increase the efficiency, productivity and competitiveness of an agricultural sub-sector or industry and develop solutions for how the identified constraints can be overcome.

AVCA assists in developing an understanding of how value chain actors/participants deal with powers and who governs or influences the chain.…

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The African Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (AVCA) released its sophomore Industry Survey drawing African Limited Partners and General Partners commitment to African investment as long-term.

The survey report that was released on April 15, was conducted in review of broad cross-section of global and African Limited Partners’ (LPs) and General Partners’ (GPs) to determine perspectives and attitudes of investing in African private equity (PE) across various categories, sectors, geographies, investment stages, challenges, and returns.

According to the survey report, Majority of Limited Partners (86%) plan to raise or maintain their allocation to African Private Equity {PE} over the next three years, with impact and the investment mandates viewed by most Limited Partners as the primary factors driving their investment approach.

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65% of Limited partners said that the African Private Equity {PE} attractiveness remained the …

US$320mn pan-African infrastructure fund, AIIF3 unveiled

African Infrastructure Investment Managers (AIIM), one of Africa’s largest and most experienced infrastructure-focused private equity fund managers, has announced the final close of its flagship pan-African infrastructure fund, AIIF3, which raised US$320mn from a diverse investor base across Africa, Europe and Asia.

Since inception, AIIM has raised cumulative commitments of US$2.2bn over 7 funds and executed more than 56 transactions in target pan-African markets.

With a focus on diversification and predictable cash flows, AIIF3 targets significant influence investments across the power, transport and midstream energy sectors in Sub-Saharan Africa – areas with the biggest disconnect between demand for critical infrastructure and supply of available capital.

The Fund focuses on mid-market opportunities in these sectors, a space which is less competitive and carries less execution risk than the larger marque deals; gaining exposure to opportunities in countries with high growth prospects but lacking the scale to support mega deals.

A key …