EAVCA is the representative organization for private equity and venture capital funds in East Africa, with a growing membership of private capital investors and advisors looking at the region for growth.
At the core of what we do is promote East Africa as a private capital destination, while ensuring a favorable environment for trade for the private capital sector. Our advantage is in being able to provide local access to our members, which is critical to their East Africa strategy.
East African institutional investors’ appetite for private equity has steadily been growing as they look to expand their asset portfolio. Data from the Retirement Benefit Authority (RBA) of Kenya shows that between 2016 and 2018, investments into the asset class by institutional investors had grown at a compounded annual growth rate of 98%.
As at December 2018, investment in private equity in Kenya, being the largest pension fund market in East Africa, accounted for 0.1% of the total industry’s assets under management.