Venture Capital and Private Equity Industry Performance Survey of South Africa
The total of third party funds raised in 2014 decreased from R30.9 billion reported during 2013, to R6.8 billion during 2014. The majority of reported fund raising activity during 2014 was by Independents (70.5%). In 2013 the majority of the funds was by Captives – Government (63.6%). The major fund raisers for 2014 were International Housing Solutions, Development Partners International and the Public Investment Corporation. In 2013 the major fund raisers included Actis, Capitalworks and the Public Investment Corporation. Of the total raised in 2013, R4.3 billion (62.5%) was from South African sources. 31.9% of all third party funds raised during 2014 were from insurance companies/institutions (2013: 9.3%). Government, aid agencies and DFI’s accounted for 16.9% in 2014 (2013: 14.5%) and private equity fund of funds, 16.1% in 2014 (2013: 6.5%) Cumulatively, of the funds raised but not yet returned to investors, South Africa is the main source of fund raising (42.0%), ahead of the UK (20.2%) and the United States (9.5%).