Faltering economy to impact South Africa’s private equity exits

While some see an active year for private equity exits ahead for South Africa as pre-financial crisis assets have regained their equilibrium and holding periods expire, the country’s faltering economy and falling currency will put the brakes on some of the more marginal planned exits on hold.  For those that do come to market, the risk of compromised returns is significant following an almost 8% decline in South Africa’s main equities benchmark over the last 12 months.

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