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According to Pitchbook (at the beginning of December 2019), 567 investment transactions in 513 companies were completed on the African continent. The size of the investment was $17.25B.

96.2% of the funds (by volume) this year were invested in 54 transactions (52 companies).

The predominant segment for investment in 2019 is still raw materials projects. 34.7% ($5.99B) received oil and gas industry projects. 17.5% ($ 3B) industrial projects.

In the third and fourth places, infrastructure projects – 17% ($2.93B) and manufacturing – 12.8% ($2.2B).

The highest activity, in 2019, in South Africa – 23.4% ($4B) and Mozambique – 20.2% ($3.5B). In third place – Namibia – 10.4% ($1.8B)

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