SA and Mauritius preferred PE fund domiciles, finds survey

South Africa is viewed as the most attractive onshore private equity fund domicile in Sub-Saharan Africa, whereas Mauritius is leading as the most popular offshore jurisdiction, according to the EMPEA 2015 African Fund Domicile Survey. 

In April 2015, FSD Africa and EMPEA Consulting Services surveyed 118 individuals active in Sub-Saharan African private equity from over 90 firms in order to better understand how industry participants view fund domiciles.

According to the results, fund managers listed South Africa as the most attractive onshore African fund domiciles. The EMPEA 2015 African Fund Domicile Survey also revealed that vast majority of the industry views Mauritius favorably. “GPs with vehicles domiciled in Mauritius give it a high approval rating, with 97% of respondents reporting that they are satisfied or very satisfied with the jurisdiction.” 

Source: Africa Global Funds