This document published by the Southern Africa Venture Capital and Private Equity Association records the trends in private equity and venture capital over the last year or so. The chairman of SAVCA writes that over the last year, the industry was a substantial driving force behind the nascent renewal of the Southern African economy. He notes that private equity has always found numerous ways to build sustainable businesses not only through funding but also via lending experience and expertise. As a result, businesses backed by private equity investment grow faster than comparable companies backed by other kinds of finance. To read more, click here.