Private Equity in Africa
Impacts on Africa Development Project 2014
The main objective is to increase the knowledge of the Africa Private Equity industry, emphasize institutional investor involvement in this asset class, and sensitize on PE's direct development impact on communities on the continent in terms of job creation, people welfare, countries economic development and capital inflows.
The objective of the assignment is to produce a document based on a rigorous analysis of facts and figures showcasing the development outcomes in the PE sector in Africa at the macro-, meso-, and micro-levels and illustrating how this activity concretely translates at the level of the investees.
The paper showcases the actual impact of the PE funds (co-)invested into in Africa on the fabric of African enterprise in terms of employment creation, inclusive growth, sector development by providing convincing facts, figures and case studies.
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“Graham is as passionate about sustainability as he is about emerging
markets and the African continent in particular. He is a very hard
worker who sets about his task as with enthusiasm and creativity. Those
qualities were instrumental in ensuring a sizeable contingent of
signatories to the Initiative in South Africa within a relatively short
space of time. His skills and drive will be sorely missed."
- CEO, PRI signatory organization.
At KLD, Graham went out of his way to suggest and pursue strategic business partnerships to enhance the value and increase the use of KLD's research on corporate social, environmental, and governance performance. Graham was also instrumental in helping keep KLD abreast of trends and movements in the SRI industry. Graham proved that he can keep up with the pace of business. He's willing to abandon ideas, even his own, if they're not good for the company - a critical skill as an entrepreneur or businessman in a relatively nascent industry. He's a talented, giving colleague with a positive attitude, deep network of professionals and friends in the industry, and admirable ability to juggle a million competing priorities while inspiring and motivating his team.” - Strategic Operations Manager, global sports brand, Oregon, USA
"Graham brings energy, ideas and networks for solutions to complex challenges linking good business practice with good development practice. He is an exceptional facilitator of expert panels and groups of diverse stakeholders." Manager, international financing facility, international organization, Geneva.