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Internal Audit: Top 10 considerations for private equity firms

In light of these significant and swift changes to the environment, KPMG wanted to identify how Internal Audit can assist organizations in adapting and evolving. Some of the key risks that private equity firms should consider as they evaluate their strategies and make their investments. In today’s world of constant connectivity, cyber security is a […]

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Private Equity a Key Economic Driver

The 14th KPMG and Southern African Venture Capital and Private Equity Association (SAVCA) Venture Capital and Private Equity Industry Performance Survey is out. This latest private equity survey reflects an expanded industry with R162.2 billion in funds under management as at 31 December 2013. This significant growth in the South African market reflects both the […]

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Private Equity Developments in Africa

  The Private Equity industry in South Africa and Sub Saharan Africa is receiving a significant amount of interest and funding. In 2012, funds raised in for South African private equity funds amounted to R14.4 billion. This was marginally less than the peak in 2007 of R15.4 billion. The funds raised for 2013 are to […]

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KPMG Private Equity Survey reveals a reignited industry

  According to the latest KPMG / SAVCA Industry survey, Private Equity is growing again. “This year’s survey reflects an industry on the move, driven by revitalised global investor appetite and beckoning opportunity in the African and South African markets”, says SAVCA CEO, Erika van der Merwe. KPMG’s Head of Private Equity Markets and Restructuring […]

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Local private equity industry growth

In 2012, the local private equity industry added 10.4% to its total funds under management, which closed at R126.4 billion. The 2012 growth surpasses the previous four years’ combined cumulative growth of only 4.6%. Results come from the annual Venture Capital and Private Equity Industry Performance Survey of South Africa conducted by KPMG and the South African Venture Capital and Private Equity Association (SAVCA).

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‘CFOs should know PE firms want asset growth in Africa’ – KPMG’s Michael Rudnicki

What are the latest investment priorities within private equity firms? What should CFOs know about tax? Why does Michael Rudnicki want to be famous? Those are three of the questions that can only be answered by the new head of KPMG’s Southern African Private Equity (PE) practice. READ MORE about KPMG’s Southern African Private Equity […]

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Part 2: Missed Opportunities in Mining

In case you missed it – Part 1: Missed Opportunities in Mining Investors looking for share subscriptions in a single venture or to invest in a mining company with assets above R500 million are unable to benefit from the provision. These are actually the investors the mining industry needs. In short, section 12J contemplates a […]

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Expanding your business into Africa

Continued hesitance by international public companies from listing on Africa’s stock exchanges, and for foreign investors to invest in domestic companies listed on African stock exchanges is owed to the lack of complete good quality information about the African stock markets. KPMG’s “Listing in Africa” report, aims to provide comprehensive information about selected African markets […]

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Structural reform in banking

Regulation is the most powerful immediate force, with a constant impact on the industry, dissipating, absorbing and consuming so much time and effort. The structural reform agenda, not only brings change, but uncertainty. While the intentions and objectives are well noted, the impact is far reaching. In an attempt to solve the too big to […]

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Africa’s leading stock exchanges are open for trading

Despite growing interest and investment in Africa, the lack of complete and good quality information about the African stock markets is contributing to a continued hesitancy by international public companies to list on Africa’s stock exchanges and for foreign investors to invest in domestic companies listed on African stock exchanges. KPMG’s “Listing in Africa” report, […]

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