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African property delivers for private equity investors

25 May 2017

In sub-Saharan Africa, private equity funds offer investors access to competitively priced assets that have strong growth potential in a region where stock exchanges are still developing and access

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Expectations for Nigeria’s real estate sector in Q2

05 Apr 2017

CNBCAfrica interview with Jan van Zyl, Country Head: Nigeria

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African property a solid option for private-equity investors

04 Mar 2017

With African assets cheaper, low valuations are expected to bring buyers back into the market with increased transaction activity and growth. Despite a minefield of potential political and economic

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Novare Lekki, the largest shopping mall in Lagos, opens to huge demand

19 Sep 2016

Despite tough economic conditions, an estimated 20 000 shoppers descended on Novare Lekki, the largest shopping centre in Nigeria’s most populous city, Lagos, when it opened for trade on 25 A

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Novare Africa Property Fund II closes with $350 million for investment

14 Jul 2016

Novare Africa Property Fund II, the fund with a mandate to invest in retail and commercial real estate in sub-Saharan Africa outside of South Africa, has announced its final close at the end of Jun

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Location, Location, Location

01 Jul 2016

Business Focus Magazine – vol 52 – July 2016 The Novare Gateway mall in Abuja is a huge construction project. As we hear from the developer, the key to success is finding the right

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Construction Starts On Flagship Retail Development In Abuja

21 Apr 2016

Minister commends Novare Gateway’s contribution to the community, economy Novare Real Estate Africa has announced that construction has started on its fourth commercial development in Nig

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Emerging Markets Will Come Back Into View

09 Feb 2016

Africa has experienced growing private equity transaction flows Private equity fund managers, who adopt longer term time horizons than traditional asset managers, are showing renewed interest i

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Private equity a favoured investment route to African growth

12 Oct 2015

Great investment opportunities in Africa are more likely to be found in the less common private equity asset class. That’s the view of Pieter de Wet, head of research at Novare Equity Par

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Novare Equity Partners appoints manager of investor relations and marketing

25 Sep 2015

Novare Equity Partners, the private equity fund manager focused on retail and commercial property development in sub-Saharan Africa, has appointed Lucy Campher as Manager of Investor Relations and

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Novare Equity Partners grows its property team in Nigeria

11 Feb 2015

Novare Equity Partners, the private equity fund manager with a mandate to invest in African real estate outside of South Africa, has expanded its team with the appointment of Divan Nieuwendyk as As

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Construction commences on Lekki Mall, the largest shopping centre in Lagos

03 Dec 2014

The foundation stone-laying ceremony of the $83 million Lekki Mall, held on Friday 21 November 2014, marked the commencement of construction of the largest shopping mall in Lagos, Nigeria. In atten

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Novare Equity Partners grows its Africa team

13 Feb 2014

Novare Equity Partners, the private equity business in the Novare Group, has announced the appointment of Basil Boyns as Project Manager Nigeria, based in Abuja. As a private equity fund manage

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Handsome rewards for investors in Africa funds

05 Nov 2013

Investors in African focussed funds have been handsomely rewarded with the average compound return of funds participating in the Novare Investments Africa Fund Manager Survey measuring 30.2% after

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REIT legislation to boost SA listed property sector

25 Jul 2013

The recent introduction in South Africa of real estate investment trust (REIT) legislation is expected to help grow the property market as international investors are likely to be more willing to i

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Private Equity Funds attract investments destined for Sub-Saharan Africa

24 May 2013

Despite concerns that the momentum of economic growth in Africa may not be sustained, not least due to the slowdown in the resource boom, funds continue to flow into projects across the continent.

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Novare to advise Botswana Public Officers Pension Fund

29 Apr 2013

The Botswana Public Officers Pension Fund (BPOPF) has appointed Novare Actuaries & Consultants South Africa as its asset and investment consultant. Novare, which was founded in October 2000

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Novare Equity Partners appoints Investment Analyst to research opportunities in Africa

18 Apr 2013

Novare Equity Partners, the private equity fund manager focused on investment in sub-Saharan Africa, has announced the appointment of Naledi Mongoato as an investment analyst. Mr Mongoato start

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High operating costs impact customer service in Africa

04 Apr 2013

Although their transition to middle class status has been fairly rapid, African consumers have embraced new mobile technologies that keep them informed of the growing array of brands, products and

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Novare Equity Partners makes Africa appointments

15 Mar 2013

Novare, the specialist African investment management company, has announced several appointments including in Ghana and Nigeria where the group’s private equity business, Novare Equity Partne

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Proprietary research and on-the-ground presence key to private equity success in Africa

14 Feb 2013

Investors concerned about the accuracy of African economic statistics and national account figures should rely on proprietary research and an on-the-ground presence in sub-Saharan Africa. Accor

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African private equity in demand

18 Sep 2012

Changes to Regulation 28, which allow an additional 5% of pension fund assets to be invested in the rest of Africa, are helping to boost private equity funds that invest on the continent. Regul

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Angola, Ghana and Nigeria - The Darlings of Africa

28 Aug 2012

With international investor attention increasingly focused on sub-Saharan Africa, Nigeria, Ghana and Angola are emerging as favoured destinations. Pieter de Wet, Head of Research at Novare Equi

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Grand Towers Abuja Mall opening indicative of economic progress in Nigeria

28 Jun 2012

Nigeria’s Abuja, one of the fastest growing cities in Africa, has seen the opening of a world class shopping mall, the first of its kind for the city. On 21 June 2012 the 10 000m² Gr

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Private equity the best route to African property profits

30 Apr 2012

Investors looking to participate in the sub-Saharan Africa growth story should consider property, says Derrick Roper, CEO of Novare Equity Partners. “Several factors support the case for

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Africa´s illiquid markets show the most potential

19 Apr 2012

Africa’s most illiquid markets are also the ones that show the most potential, says Pieter de Wet, head of research at Novare Equity Partners - the private equity fund manager focused on inve

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Demographics and the investment case for Africa

16 Feb 2012

The economic pain being suffered in many developed economies relates, ironically, to higher standards of living that have resulted in longer life expectancies. In the developing world, however, the

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Positive Demographics will continue to drive growth in Africa

19 Jan 2012

The economic woes currently being experienced in developed markets are closely aligned with their greying populations, as the costs associated with ageing demographics present policymakers with ser

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