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Foreign Direct Investment in Africa






The rest of the world is taking note of the fact that African countries are […]

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Being the best: Inside the intelligent finance function






Insights from our African CFO survey As the leaders of today’s finance functions continue to […]

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Seven reasons to be optimistic about Africa

Africa Brief: Business News from around the continent






Automotive Manufacturing Plants prepare to expand in Africa While the South African automotive market looks […]

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Strengthening Access to Finance for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) in Nigeria

Pricing: Defining the Right Strategy






During the economic downturn, companies competed for market share and volume, which meant frequent price […]

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Seven reasons to be optimistic about Africa

Africa Brief: Business News from around the continent






Ecobank eyes new CEO and Nedbank tie-up Pan-African bank Ecobank is expected to appoint a […]

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Ghana's Economy Snapshot

Economic Snapshot: Focus on Ghana (Q4, 2014)






Inflation – According to the Ghana Statistical Service (GSS), inflation remained stable in December, effectively […]

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Key findings from the 2014 Africa CFO Survey

Exchange Rates & its role in Ensuring a Stable Macro-Economy: A Focus on East Africa






By Elvis Ongeti Different countries have different currencies. There exists a need to purchase goods […]

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John Veihmeyer, Global Chairman of KPMG speaks on business prospects in Africa






Global Chairman, John Veihmeyer, speaks to CNN’s Marketplace Africa about the firm’s expanding presence in […]

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Key findings from the 2014 Africa CFO Survey

Rwanda: Why the country should develop treasury bills and bonds






By Godfrey Kiiza What benefit does Rwanda stand to gain if it develop its treasury […]

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Raw materials could unlock Zambian development

What does Africa have to offer investors as a listing destination?






The recent lack of growth in the developed markets coupled with perceived improvements in political […]

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LWOL: A discussion with Joleen Young on financial inclusion and transacting in Africa






Last week our Payment Advisory Expert Joleen Young made herself available to do a live […]

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KPMG Global Africa Practice launches App to streamline business in Africa






The KPMG Global Africa Practice has launched a new Africa Business App – a first […]

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Key findings from the 2014 Africa CFO Survey

What’s driving African banking? And what’s stalling it?











Very few Africans make use of formal financial services. In fact, only 24% of adult Sub-Saharan Africans had a bank account in 2012, while the global average was 50%, says the Global Findex Database. In the following countries less than 10% had an account that year: Sudan, Senegal, DRC, Central African Republic, Chad, Niger, Madagascar and Mali.

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Join us for ‘lunch’: Financial Inclusion and Transacting in Africa











The adoption of mobile money is driven by multiple factors ranging from banking regulations, establishment of a new sales channel in comparison to traditional distribution channel and readiness of consumers to use handheld devices beyond traditional voice and SMS services. After a slow start in the rest of Africa, mobile money seems to be finally picking up beyond East Africa.

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How To Get Private Equity Exits in Africa Right – part II











Deal sourcing in Africa is driven largely by deep understanding of local markets, strong local relationships and networks. If used well, it will not only ensure exclusivity during the acquisition process but can guarantee reasonable entry valuation and lay solid foundation for a smooth relationship with the portfolio companies throughout the investment life cycle. Deals that are done through auctions tend to be competitively priced and in the process, create unnecessary distraction for management.

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Venture Capital and Private Equity Industry Performance Survey of South Africa covering the 2014 calendar year

How To Get Private Equity Exits in Africa Right











The attraction of PE to Africa is driven largely by many factors such as: the huge market size – Africa is home to over 1 billion people; relatively young population – about 60% are below 40 years of age; favorable demographics – rising middle class, increasing urbanization, increasing disposable income etc; improved democratic rule and governance, increasing public sector reforms, reducing incidences of civil unrests and wars etc and the mobile technology revolution in Africa driving increased efficiencies, productivity and reducing cost of doing business.

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Strengthening Access to Finance for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) in Nigeria

Why we need to reinvent the finance function











As much as 73% of African finance executives believe that the role of finance will increase five years from now, according to the findings of our KPMG Africa CFO Survey 2014. This is compared with the 56% obtained in our Global CFO Survey 2013. Moreover senior finance executives all over want to increase their “Decision Support” capabilities and decrease efforts on “Transaction Processing” in the next two years.

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Strengthening Access to Finance for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) in Nigeria

How can financial services best support inclusive growth in Africa? (Part 2)











Inclusive economic growth is growth that leads to job-creation, causing a ripple effect on the purchasing power of the majority of the populace. The private sector, and in particular SMEs, are the drivers of an economy. SMEs are also the largest providers of direct employment and inclusive growth can be achieved through promotion of policies that would drive their development. According to the Central Bank of Nigeria, 96% of Nigerian businesses are SMEs (uS = 53%, Eu = 65%). Inclusive growth can be achieved by positioning these SMEs to take advantage of the opportunities in the economy.

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Leveraging of Mobile Networks

Tips on Deepening Investment Partnerships











At the credit application and processing stage, banks need to invest in systems that allow more efficient and tailored risk profiling. Such a system rewards diligent entrepreneurs with lower lending rates and greater access to capital. Post-disbursement, the establishment of dedicated advisory/support teams can help minimise credit risk and improve credit management by educating and advising SMEs on day-to-day financial management, record-keeping and corporate governance. The incremental cost of this will be easily offset by the increased patronage and lower default rates.

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Venture Capital and Private Equity Industry Performance Survey of South Africa covering the 2014 calendar year

Africa’s Investment Rich Future











Recently the Carlyle Group, one of the largest global asset management firms, specialising in private equity, closed its maiden sub-Saharan Africa Fund at around US$700m – about 40% beyond its original target. This has followed the closure of a number of similar Africa funds at anywhere from US$350m to US$1bn. Private equity operating norms suggest that these funds will have to be deployed within the next couple of years – and this illustrates the direction of travel of one of the most focused streams of global investment capital.

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How can financial services best support inclusive growth in Africa?

How can financial services best support inclusive growth in Africa?











At the credit application and processing stage, banks need to invest in systems that allow more efficient and tailored risk profiling. Such a system rewards diligent entrepreneurs with lower lending rates and greater access to capital. Post-disbursement, the establishment of dedicated advisory/support teams can help minimise credit risk and improve credit management by educating and advising SMEs on day-to-day financial management, record keeping and corporate governance. The incremental cost of this will be easily offset by the increased patronage and lower default rates.

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The importance of SMEs in growing inclusive growth in Africa

The importance of SMEs in growing inclusive growth in Africa











Inclusive economic growth is growth that leads to job creation, causing a ripple effect on the purchasing power of the majority of the populace. The private sector, and in particular small and medium enterprises (SMEs), are the drivers of an economy. SMEs are also the largest providers of direct employment and inclusive growth can be achieved through promotion of policies that would drive their development.

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South Africa, Morocco & Mauritius top PE countries in Africa

South Africa, Morocco & Mauritius top PE countries in Africa











South Africa was the most active market for PE investment on the continent in H1 2012 with South African targets attracting $547m over the period.

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What are the funds changing the face of private equity in Africa?

What are the funds changing the face of private equity in Africa?











Among the most important private equity players are public companies, which often base their investment decisions on considerations other than pure profit

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Key findings from the 2014 Africa CFO Survey

Why Africa is the new hotbed for private equity











Private equity investment into Africa, and fund managers’ ability to raise capital for funds dedicated to the continent, are both trending strongly upward.

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Local knowledge and value-chain approach essential to Africa private equity success











Africa’s enormous growth potential is now an open secret with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) predicting that by 2015 seven out of the top 10 fastest growing economies will be in the region.

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Ideal Tax Operation

Industry Survey indicates growing investor demand for private equity











The 2014 KPMG and SAVCA (Southern African Venture Capital and Private Equity Association) Venture Capital and Private Equity Industry Performance Survey indicates increasing investor appetite for private equity

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The long- and short-term impact of Ebola on African healthcare

Three key themes for the future of investment in Africa











As recently as two years ago, a typical conversation with a multi-national company looking for investment in Africa would be peppered with questions around corruption, political stability and sustainability – all reflecting a weight of negative stereotypes that we seemed unable to shake off.

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Africa's Youth

Private Equity Investment in Africa











An infographic on private equity investment by AFDB in Africa

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Tanzania to Ease Capital Control

Significant developments in private equity interest in Nigeria and Kenya











Private equity is a vital facet of sustainable development – serving as a mechanism to allow businesses to establish themselves, and to expand. Private equity funds enhance that effect through collective investment, in areas related to private equity: venture or growth capital, distressed investments, leverage buyouts, or mezzanine capital.

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