A review of factors affecting the attractiveness of Angola to private equity (PE) investments

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dc.contributor.author Mlambo, Chipo
dc.contributor.author Estefania, Jover
dc.date.accessioned 2017-07-19T10:26:16Z
dc.date.available 2017-07-19T10:26:16Z
dc.date.issued 2014
dc.identifier.citation Jover, E., & Mlambo, C. (2014). A review of factors affecting the attractiveness of Angola to private equity (PE) investments. South African Journal of Economic and Management Sciences. 17(5):609-623. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/24769
dc.description.abstract Angola's attractiveness to PE investors and the potential to increase PE investments in the country are explored. Primary data were collected using a survey of 18 PE funds that invest or have considered investing in Angola, followed by 10 expert interviews to gain deeper insight into the country's institutional and economic environment, and its potential for PE investments. It is found that most PE funds are attracted to Angola by its rapid economic growth and high potential returns. The country is also vastly under supplied, and many key economic sectors are fast developing, presenting exciting opportunities for investors. Nevertheless, PE in Angola remains limited, mainly owing to the difficulty of doing business in Angola, and owing particularly to the unfavourable regulatory environment. There is no regulation or process when it comes to the registration of PE funds in Angola, and any new regulation that applies to foreign investments is marred by unnecessary red tape, making it difficult for the investment to enter the market. Only two funds are authorised to operate in Angola: Fundo de Investimento Privado de Angola (FIPA), and BESA Activ. Streamlining regulation is critical to increasing PE flows to Angola in order to advance the country's economic and social objectives en_ZA
dc.language eng en_ZA
dc.publisher AOSIS en_ZA
dc.rights Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) *
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ en_ZA
dc.source South African Journal of Economic and Management Sciences en_ZA
dc.source.uri http://www.scielo.org.za/scielo.php?script=sci_serial&pid=2222-3436&lng=en&nrm=iso
dc.subject.other Private equity
dc.subject.other Angola
dc.subject.other Regulation
dc.subject.other Investors
dc.subject.other Emerging markets
dc.title A review of factors affecting the attractiveness of Angola to private equity (PE) investments en_ZA
dc.type Article en_ZA
dc.date.updated 2017-07-19T10:11:07Z
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Article en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
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