Finweek English Edition - - INSIGHT -

In 2011 to date, pri­vate equity (PE) backed com­pa­nies have raised US$31,1bn in 68 sep­a­rate IPOs. Com­pa­nies based in the emerg­ing mar­kets raised $7,7bn from 17 sep­a­rate deals, the most since fourth quar­ter 2007. There’s R31bn in un­drawn pri­vate equity com­mit­ments in South Africa. In­vest­ments by PE funds in­creased from R7,2bn in 2009 to R10,4bn in 2010. Some 42,4% of all funds raised last year were from South African sources (2009: 50,3%), fol­lowed by Europe with 21,4% (2009: 12,2%).

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