Through the new data partnership, content which will be sourced from Africa Capital Digest’s current and future deal market coverage as well as 4 years’ worth of historical deal and market coverage, will form the foundation of a new private equity product module for Asoko Insight. It is anticipated that the new module will be available by early Q1 2019.
The collaboration builds on each company’s strengths to deliver an unrivalled solution to dealmakers interested and involved in Africa’s private equity opportunity. The array of data that will be available will include, wherever possible, information on the buyers and sellers of the continent’s privately-held companies, stake size and amount invested for each deal as well as details of the professionals and advisory companies involved in executing the transactions.
“Access to consolidated and filterable deal history in Africa is a major challenge for investors and advisors looking for deal comparisons,” says Asoko Co-founder Greg Cohen in a press statement. “This partnership will lead to an easy online deal-search experience in the African market, helping users cut their research costs and focus on what matters most, dealmaking.”
Asoko Insight and Africa Capital Digest map out the Sub-Saharan Africa based private equity landscape
Both organizations anticipate the partnership will also lead to the co-development of additional private equity-related digital media and information products. By tracking and analyzing Africa Capital Digest’s exclusive market coverage and leveraging the functionality of Asoko’s technology platform, there will be opportunities to offer additional regular and ad hoc market-driven private equity data and content products to customers. These will appear across Africa Capital Digest’s digital channels as well as Asoko Insight’s digital platform.
“This collaboration provides Africa-focused private equity investors with a unique data and information tool with which to evaluate and monitor deal activity and opportunities on the continent,” said Allan Cunningham, Founder & CEO of Africa Capital Digest. “Linking Asoko Insight’s innovative platform and taxonomy with the breadth and depth of Africa Capital Digest’s deal content make for a winning combination.”