Eye on Africa: why the continent is set to be an investment hotspot in 2014 and beyond
Africa remains an exciting option for investors with immense opportunities that continue to inspire confidence and which, over time, will drive global growth. Positivity abounds for mergers and acquisitions for 2014 and onwards, with many predicting that the most active area for deals will continue to be the energy, mining and utilities sector, which, according to Mergermarket's report on Africa and the Middle East, provided seven out of the 10 largest deals in 2013. The consumer sector accounted for the next largest swathe of deals, and then, with the increasing need to develop new technological solutions, the media, technology and telecommunications sector.
Africa’s growth is gathering pace as energy and the booming consumer sectors continue to drive M&A market
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