Catalyst Private equity and Venture Capital Magazine was launched in early 2005 as part of DealMakers and has appeared quarterly ever since.

Each issue includes a wide spread of topics, including:

• Industry trends and issues

• The players – reviews of SA private equity and venture capital firms 
• Acquisitions    
• Exits 
• New funds and fundraising 
• Personality profiles 
• Venture Capital in SA 
• The latest international news 
• The private equity deal tables for South Africa and Africa 

PRIVATE EQUITY DEAL TABLES
The private equity deal tables are not used for ranking purposes. The nature of private equity does not lend itself to the compilation of tables for ranking purposes. However, the tables do serve as useful heat guide pointing to hot sectors, funds and firms, which proves useful to both LP's and GP's in tracking investment opportunities and gauging performance. 
The tables track activity in South Africa and Africa generally. 

CATALYST PRIVATE EQUITY DEAL OF THE YEAR 
Every year, Catalyst endeavors to award the Catalyst Private Equity Deal of the Year to the private equity GP involved. This is not to say that such deal will automatically present itself and, from time to time, Catalyst has reserved its right not to make the award due to a dearth in deserving candidates. 
The Award is presented at the Annual DealMakers Gala Awards held in Sandton.

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PAST WINNERS OF THE CATALYST PRIVATE EQUITY DEAL OF THE YEAR 

2018 - Community Investment Ventures Holdings' (CIVH) acquisition of Vumatel 

2017 - Capitalworks' exit of Much Asphalt

2016 - Actis' exit of Tekkie Town

2015 - Ethos' exit of Plumblink

2014 - Actis' acquisition of Compuscan

2013 - RMB Ventures acquisition of Bluff Meat Supply