Browsing: PE and VC deals East Africa

  • Kenya’s appeal comes at a moment when East Africa has seen only one exit through an IPO in the past decade.
  • 2022 marked the highest level of exit activity in the region in the past decade. Projections show that 2023 is poised to surpass 2022 performance.
  • Private Equity investors typically opt for one of three main methods to exit their investments: selling to industry competitors, conducting secondary buyouts, or engaging in Management Buyouts (MBOs).

Kenya is urging private equity firms and venture capital companies to turn to the Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE) as a platform to realize their deal exits.

The move is part of the Kenyan government’s broader strategy to deepen its capital markets and attract more private investments. “Once you are in, exit through our capital markets,” said Mr. Abubakar Hassan Abubakar, the Principal Secretary of the State Department of Investment Promotion in the Ministry of …