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African PE Exits Hit Record High in 2016

02 May 2017

Tuesday, 2nd May 2017, London: The number of exits achieved by PE firms in Africa is trending upwards, evidenced by a record number of exits in 2016. According to the EY and African Private Equity and Venture Capital Association’s (AVCA) fifth annual stud…

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New AVCA Video: Building A Sustainable Future for Africa - Our Common Purpose

04 April 2017

Tuesday, 4th April 2017: The African Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (AVCA) today presented a short animated film illustrating the wide-reaching impact of private equity investment in Africa. Launched on Day One of the 14th Annual AVCA Con…

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Private Equity in Africa steps up a gear in 2016

28 February 2017

Tuesday, 28th February 2017, London: Private equity investment in Africa continues to go from strength to strength, evidenced by a new report from the African Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (AVCA). AVCA’s 2016 Annual African Private Equity…

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AVCA announces five new appointments to its Board of Directors

13 February 2017

Monday, 13th February 2017, London: The African Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (AVCA) today appointed five prominent industry veterans to join its Board of Directors. The new Board members are key influencers within the African private equ…

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Enitan Obasanjo-Adeleye appointed Director, Head of Research for AVCA

26 January 2017

London, UK, Monday, 23rd January 2017: The African Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (AVCA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Enitan Obasanjo-Adeleye as Director, Head of Research. Enitan joins AVCA with over 15 years of research, co…

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East Africa strengthens its private equity investment potential

15 November 2016

London, 14 November 2016: East Africa continues to experience robust PE activity and an increasingly strong exit environment according to the latest Spotlight on East Africa Private Equity (PE) research report by the African Private Equity and Venture Ass…

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North Africa continues to demonstrate private equity investment potential

01 November 2016

London, 31 October 2016: Continued deal activity, more diversified exit routes and stable fundraising environment prove North Africa’s potential as an investment destination. The latest Spotlight on North Africa Private Equity (PE) compiled by the African…

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AVCA to bring US$1.5tn in private capital to Cote d'Ivoire

12 October 2016

London, UK, Wednesday, 12th October 2016: The African Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (AVCA) is pleased to announce that the 14th Annual AVCA Conference will be held in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire on Monday, 3rd April – Wednesday, 5th April 2017…

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Abi Mustapha-Maduakor appointed acting Chief Operating Officer for AVCA

19 September 2016

London, UK, Monday, 19 September 2016: The African Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (AVCA) is pleased to announce that Abi Mustapha-Maduakor has joined the organization as acting Chief Operating Officer (COO). Abi takes over from Dara Owoyem…

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Dr. Ponmile Osibo moderates African private equity panel discussion

16 September 2016

London, UK, Friday 16th September 2016: The African Private Equity and Venture Capital Association is pleased to share that Research and Training Manager, Dr. Ponmile Osibo, moderated a discussion on private equity investment in Africa for Financier World…

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AVCA promotes Dr. Ponmile Osibo to Manager, Research & Training

24 August 2016

London, UK, Wednesday, 24th August 2016: The African Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (AVCA) today announced the promotion of Dr. Ponmile Osibo to Manager, Research & Training. Ponmile joined AVCA in early 2012 as a Research Analyst. He …

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AVCA announces changes to Legal & Regulatory Committee

30 June 2016

London, UK, 2 June 2016: The African Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (AVCA) announced a series of changes to the leadership and membership of its Legal & Regulatory (L&R) Committee. Folake Elias-Adebowale, Partner at Udo Udoma &…

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New AVCA video - 13th Annual Conference Highlights

27 May 2016

London, UK, 27 May 2016: The African Private Equity and Venture Capital Association is pleased to present a short video featuring highlights from our recently concluded 13th Annual Conference which took place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Watch the video bel…

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Dara Owoyemi becomes Special Adviser to Minister for Industry, Trade and Investment, Nigeria

26 May 2016

London, UK, Tuesday, 26 May 2016: The African Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (AVCA) today announces that Chief Operating Officer (COO) and Director, Dara Owoyemi has been appointed Special Adviser on Investment to Dr. Okechukwu Enelamah, M…

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Africa private equity exits reach a nine-year high

27 April 2016

Private equity exits in Africa reached a nine-year high in 2015, even as firms held onto their investments longer due to economic uncertainty, according to data from EY and the African Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (AVCA).Private equity f…

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AVCA study highlights link between private equity and job creation in Africa

27 April 2016

Strong correlation between private equity (PE) investments and increasing job creation across Africa has been identified in new research launched today by the African Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (AVCA). Analysis indicated that of the 19…

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New AVCA video - A day in the life of an African consumer

26 April 2016

Tuesday, 26th April 2016: The African Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (AVCA) today presented a short video showing the far-reaching impact of private capital investment on the life of the typical African consumer. Unveiled on Day One of the…

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AVCA launches committee to accelerate and share sustainable investment best practices

22 April 2016

London, UK, Thursday, 21st April 2016: The African Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (AVCA) today announced the launch of its newly inaugurated Sustainability Committee (Committee). On behalf of the Association, the advisory group will lead f…

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Vicki Fuller joins AVCA Advisory Council, Sev Vettivetpillai appointed to Board

15 March 2016

The African Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (AVCA) today announces the appointment of Vicki Fuller, Chief Investment Officer of the New York State Common Retirement Fund (NYCRF), to its Advisory Council. AVCA also announces the appointment …

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AVCA Research Release: Private Equity in Africa Shows Continued Growth in 2015

02 February 2016

London, UK, 2 February 2016: 2015 proved to be another positive year for private equity in Africa, a new report from The African Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (AVCA) shows. AVCA’s Annual African Private Equity (PE) Data Tracker reveals th…

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AVCA Research Release: West Africa Private Equity Investments Continue to Rise

30 November 2015

London, UK, 29 October 2015: The report further reveals an improving business environment in the region. Whilst some challenges persist in the region such as an infrastructure and energy deficit, and a relatively under-developed legal framework in the con…

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AVCA Research Release: Southern Africa Private Equity Market Remains Resilient

29 October 2015

London, UK, 29 October 2015: Private equity (PE) in Southern Africa continues to show resilience despite a challenging economic environment, new research by the African Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (AVCA) shows. AVCA’s Spotlight on Sout…

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AVCA Research Release: North Africa Private Equity Investment Remains Resilient

30 July 2015

London, UK, 30 July 2015: North Africa private equity (PE) deal activity has remained relatively stable despite a challenging political and economic environment in recent years, new research by the African Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (A…

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African Private Equity and Venture Capital Association announces changes to Board

01 May 2015

London, United Kingdom, May 1st 2015: The African Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (AVCA) today announces a series of changes to its Board of Directors. Hurley Doddy, Co-Chief Executive Officer of Emerging Capital Partners has been appointe…

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AVCA Research Release: Private Equity Investment in Africa Buoyed by Continuous Growth in 2014

02 March 2015

London, United Kingdom, 2 March 2015: The outlook for private equity in Africa remains exceptionally positive for 2015, a new report by the African Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (AVCA) reveals. This is in spite of ongoing challenges conce…

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AVCA launches Francophone Legal & Regulatory Committee to further advance private investment in French-speaking Africa

09 December 2014

London, UK, 9 December 2014: The African Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (AVCA) today announces the launch of its newly formed Francophone Africa-focused Legal & Regulatory Committee (Francophone Committee or Committee), a sub-Committee…

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AVCA launches new committee to advance stakeholder advocacy and to promote the benefits of private capital in Africa

26 November 2014

London, UK, 26 November 2014: The African Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (AVCA) today announces the launch of its newly formed Stakeholder Advocacy and Communications  Committee (SACC or Committee), an advisory group that will work with AV…

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Joseph Boateng, Chief Investment Officer of U.S.-based foundation, Casey Family Programs, joins AVCA’s Advisory Council

17 November 2014

London, UK, 17 November 2014: The African Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (AVCA) today announces the appointment of Joseph Boateng, Chief Investment Officer of the U.S.-based operating foundation, Casey Family Programs, to AVCA’s Advisory C…

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Reports from AVCA and Atlantic Council Africa Center's 'The evolution of private equity in Africa' forum during the US-Africa Summit

18 August 2014

Wednesday, 6 August 2014, Washington, DC, USAThe African Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (AVCA), together with the Atlantic Council Africa Center, brought together African private equity industry veterans to discuss ‘The evolution of privat…

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AVCA expands its research team, appointing Dr. Dorothy Kelso as Director, Head of Strategy and Research

24 July 2014

London,24 July 2014: The African Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (AVCA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Dorothy Kelso, as Director, Head of Strategy and Research.Dorothy, a Ghanaian native, joins AVCA with 15 years of research…

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From the floor of 'Funding and Growing SMEs in Africa': London, UK

23 May 2014

This week AVCA joined AVCA member, EY, and the Business Council for Africa (BCA) for a open-floor forum on 'Funding and Growing SMEs in Africa', a challenge that is central to all of the participants' missions, and key to supporting sustainable economic…

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Reports from AVCA and Institutional Investor Forums’ 2nd Annual Private Equity in Africa Forum

16 May 2014

Tuesday, 6 May 2014, New York CityThis dynamic and interactive, LP-GP closed-door event, led by Institutional Investor Forums and co-hosted by AVCA, brought together an extensive and influential collection of US institutional investors to examine how Nort…

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AVCA's Michelle Kathryn Essomé speaks with Africa AM on AVCA's role and vision for African PE

01 May 2014

The article shares the experiences of Michelle Kathryn Essomé from joining the organisation in 2011, to working with the team to build AVCA into an association with over 100 members today."I was really attracted by the opportunity to leverage off the prev…

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New report calls for African policymakers to maximise the societal potential of investment across the continent

10 April 2014

African governments can play an incredibly important role in stimulating investments that generate positive societal impact alongside investor returns, according to a new report by Bridges IMPACT +, the advisory arm of Bridges Ventures, and the African Pr…

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AVCA, RisCura and SAVCA release - The search for returns: Investor views on Private Equity in Africa

02 April 2014

LAGOS, 2ND APRIL 2014: Africa’s resilience to the global economic growth slow-down, attractive demographics, and its many economic, political and social reforms have all contributed to cementing the continent’s place as the most attractive investment dest…

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African Private Equity and Venture Capital Association’s Legal and Regulatory Committee builds Francophone and Arabophone expertise

26 March 2014

      African Private Equity and Venture Capital Association’s Legal and Regulatory Committee builds Francophone and Arabophone expertise     London, March 26 2014: The African Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (AVCA) today welcomes R…

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KITE Invest: Conversations with AVCA

20 February 2014

Global business networking firm KITE Invest recently interviewed AVCA’s CEO, Michelle Kathryn Essomé and Research Analyst, Ponmile Osibo, to discuss the opportunities and challenges of private capital investing in Africa.The interview can be read in ful…

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Reports from a Nigerian Media Roundtable: Launching the 11th Annual AVCA Conference

17 February 2014

On the morning of Thursday 13th of February, AVCA and representatives from among the Association’s Nigerian membership – Adlevo Capital, African Capital Alliance, AfricInvest-TunInvest Group, Alitheia Capital, KPMG, PAL Pensions, The Abraaj Group, Udo Udo…

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Tapping Africa’s Growth Opportunities

07 February 2014

Joining presenters Geoff Cutmore, Steve Sedgwick and Karen Tso, Michelle Kathryn Essomé appeared on CNBC’s flagship Squawk Box show on Friday, 31/1. Acknowledging the opportunities to be found across a continent that ‘has been overlooked for so long’, Mic…

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