Data & Intelligence

Third-Party Resources

  • Africa Voices

    Welcome to Africa Voices, a special publication from the Actis Macro Forum. Actis has been on the ground in Africa for over 70 years now, with offices in Johannesburg, Cape Town, Lagos, Nairobi and Cairo today, but with investments...Learn More

  • Africa Risk-Reward Index – June 2018

    2017 was a challenging year for many African economies. But significant political changes, particularly in Southern African, and improved commodity prices have turned the tide for many markets. Africa’s largest markets – Nigeria,...Learn More

  • M&A Opportunities: A Focus on Nigeria and Malaysia

    It goes without saying that elections matter when investors are looking at the attractiveness of M&A opportunities. Pending elections can freeze a market like no other political event. Conversely, elections can trigger speculative...Learn More

  • Investing in Africa's Small and Growing Businesses

    The handbook “Investing in Africa’s Small and Growing Businesses”, a new tool to foster the development of early-stage SME investment in Africa and encourage the rise of new investors on the continent. The primary...Learn More

  • Update to Cayman Islands Anti-Money Laundering Regulations

    On 2 October 2017, the Cayman Islands updated its Anti-Money Laundering (AML) Regulations in response to developments in international AML standards. The new regulations now apply to all persons conducting relevant financial business,...Learn More

  • Fiera Capital Acquires Clearwater Capital Partners

    Toronto Stock Exchange-listed asset management firm Fiera Capital Corporation has agreed to acquire Asia-focused credit and special situations investment firm Clearwater Capital Partners, an EMPEA member, for a total consideration of...Learn More

  • Sustainable Practices for Private Equity Funds Business

    There is increasing evidence that companies with strong environmental and social practices perform better financially. Cambridge Associates found that sustainability makes an even stronger contribution to the performance and...Learn More

  • Global Private Equity Barometer

    The Proportion of LPs Competing with GPs for Assets has Peaked. The UK buyouts market has become less attractive, say 44% of European PE investors LPs reject quotas to boost female representation in the private equity...Learn More

  • Scaling Impact Investing The Opportunity for Social and Financial Returns

    Two years ago, the United Nations General Assembly committed to achieving a universal series of metrics for progress in advancing conditions for “people, planet and prosperity.” The UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are as...Learn More

  • Addressing the Increasing Challenges of Risk Management at Private Equity Firms

    Today’s interconnected, complicated and occasionally unstable global economy has resulted in a business environment where companies are faced with a complex web of risks that can have a material impact on their business if not...Learn More