Top 17 investors in Sub-Saharan Africa with the biggest sum of funding rounds in Financial Services industry over the recent years

Top 17 investors in Sub-Saharan Africa with the biggest sum of funding rounds in Financial Services industry over the recent years

Intro

The top 17 investors according to the total money raised in the funding rounds. These are VC funds and corporate investors in Sub-Saharan Africa that have invested over the last 5 years. They are actively investing in Financial Services industry.
Financial services are provided to people and companies. It includes accounting, audit, and tax services, as well as asset management, investment and financing advisory, and brokerage.

Amount of money raised in Financial Services funding rounds is $835.8M, which is 0.8% of the total amount of money raised in rounds in Sub-Saharan Africa over the last 5 years.

Top 17 investors in Sub-Saharan Africa with the biggest sum of funding rounds in Financial Services industry over the recent years
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Key takeaways

  • Funds Geography – The most common country among top VCs is South Africa which hosts 7 funds. There are also funds from Mauritius, Kenya and Nigeria. There is an equal amount of VCs in Nairobi and Johannesburg which host 4 funds each. There are also funds from NA – South Africa and Lagos. VCs tend to invest in startups from The United States, but also invest in startups from South Africa, Nigeria, and Kenya. For 6 funds in the sample, the country of the funds’ establishment and the country of their most frequent investments coincide.
  • Industry Focus – The funds’ most common field for investments is Finance. They also invest in Banking, Telecommunications and Industrial.
  • Important Years – The oldest fund in the sample was founded in 1862 and the newest one in 2018. In 2012 the most amount of funds were founded. VCs in the sample made the most deals in the period from 2000 to 2020. For some funds, 2020 was the year with the most amount of deals. The biggest amount of successful exits happened between 2009 and 2021 years.
  • Investments – Usually VCs take part in 2 funding rounds per year, sometimes in 2 – 6. The minimum number of funding rounds for VCs in the sample is 2, the maximum is 97. Average number of funding rounds is 20.4 while median is 14.0. The most common amount of funding rounds for VCs in the sample is 12. Minimum amount of lead investments for funds is 0 and maximum is 20. Average amount of lead investments is 5.4 while median is 4.0. The most common amount of lead investments is 5. Index of difference in percentage points of lead investments from the average is between -51.0 and 29.0 for funds in the sample. The average value for this difference is -13.21 and the median is -15.44. It means that these funds act as lead investors less often than other funds. The most common value is -46.0.
  • Typical Rounds – The most common investment stage for funds in the sample is Early stage. Seed, Private Equity and Debt stages are less common. Funding rounds with these VCs usually have 3 – 4 or 2 – 3 investors. The most common round size for VCs in the sample is less than 100 thousands. Less common range is 50 – 100 million. A Funds’ average multiplicator for portfolio companies at the last known valuation is close to zero at minimum and 5.38 at maximum. Average value for this multiplicator is 0.77 and median is close to zero. The most common multiplicator value is close to zero.
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