Jumia‘s IPO may be the jumpstart to African investment after several years of depressed African private equity fundraising and overall private investment.
All the hype for IPOs in 2019 appeared to be little more than hype, but perhaps “Africa’s Amazon” is different.
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The first quarter of the year is generally a quieter quarter for the IPO markets but 2019 is abnormally quiet, with deal volumes down 24 percent and 44 percent respectively in Asia and North America, per a recent report by the Ernest & Young (E&Y).
Those statistics aside, many analysts imagine a big second and third quarter for IPO markets with many pointing to the story of Lyft.
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