The Doing Deals in Africa Report launched by KPMG recently comes with four key highlights business leaders, investors, and professionals seeking valuable insights into the ever-evolving world of Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A). 

The four key highlights are:

• M&A Trends: an overview of SSA’s M&A market, including trends in deal activity by region and sector and the key drivers of activity such as attractive valuations, distribution channels, etc.

• Deal dynamics: critical insights into acquisition targets, valuation methods, and ranges, approach to financing M&A activity as well as typical deal structures.

• Challenges: highlights of key risks to investing in SSA ranging from external factors such as macroeconomic conditions, and political volatility, to internal factors including divergent valuation/price expectations, poor information, etc. It also highlights the approach to due diligence by investors and areas for optimizing the due diligence process and post-acquisition integration, including value creation.

• Deal outlook: investors’ expectation for deal activity by region and sector over the next two years as well as trends that are expected to drive activity including technology adoption, energy transition, etc. 

Meanwhile, the Doing Deals in Africa Report, which is the first edition is a comprehensive analysis of the latest trends and insights on the mergers and acquisitions (M&A) landscape in Sub-Sahara Africa (SSA). It will serve as a reference resource for business leaders, investors, and professionals seeking valuable insights into the ever-evolving world of M&A. 

This maiden report promises to deliver an in-depth analysis of the opportunities and challenges that organizations face when navigating the dealmaking landscape in SSA. 

Speaking at the launch in Lagos, Ijeoma Emezie-Ezigbo, Partner & Head, Transaction Services at KPMG

West Africa said the Doing Deals in Africa Report builds on decades of providing significant M&A advisory to large corporate and private equity clients. 

“This report offers a guide on trends and drivers of deal activity, investors’ approach to deal making which will help organizations make informed decisions and seize opportunities in the dynamic world of dealmaking,” he stated. 

Also speaking, Ignatius Sehoole, CEO, of KPMG Southern Africa and Africa Chairman, argues that the sub-Sahara Africa (SSA) region continues to present a compelling case for investment driven by key advantages of a large population, abundant natural resources, attractive asset valuations, etc., despite the macro challenges and recent spate of political volatility seen on the continent. 

The report highlights the diversity of the region which presents varying deal dynamics ranging from the types of opportunities available and drivers of the opportunities to the unique risks and challenges to investing across different markets, as represented in the regional lens adopted for key findings.



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