Past Podcasts

Fundraising: Looking At Alternative Sources Of Capital In Africa's Investment Industry

Hear from Catherine Swanepoel, Chief Investment Officer at South Suez Capital, Chuck Burbridge, Executive Director at Chicago Teachers'​ Pension Fund, Christian Dunbar, City Treasurer at City of Philadelphia, Dabney Tonelli, Partner: Investor Relations at Helios Investment Partners, and Herman Marais, Co-Founder & Managing Partner at EXEO Capital as they discuss how African fund managers can effectively engage and educate commercial investors on Africa's vast investment opportunities. This session was moderated by Alexandre Alfonsi, Partner at Axonia Partners and Marc Lasserre, Managing Partner at S.O Capital Advice.

12 November 2020


Africa's Private Investment Landscape: Macro & Micro Perspectives

Hear from Daniel Adeoye, Resource Lead at PEVCA, Françoise De Donder, Managing Director at AMIC, Esther Ndeti, Executive Director at EAVCA, Basel Roshdy, Secretary-General at EPEA, and Tanya van Lill, Chief Executive Officer at SAVCA, as they examine emerging regional trends and the impact of government initiatives to mitigate the risks of the COVID-19 pandemic on Africa's private investment activity. The session was moderated by Mark Griffiths, Director at Norton Rose Fulbright.

24 September 2020


Uniting Against the Impacts of COVID-19 - Fund Manager Perspectives

In this episode, fund managers share their experiences on how they are mitigating the risks of the COVID-19 pandemic on their fundraising, investment strategies, and portfolio companies. This session with • Albert Alsina, Founder & CEO at Mediterrania Capital Partners; • Yomi Jemibewon, Managing Partner at CardinalStone Capital Advisors; • Adesuwa Okunbo Rhodes, Founding Partner & Managing Director at Aruwa Capital Management; • Karima Ola, Partner at Leapfrog Investments, and • John Seymour, Head of Private Equity and Mezzanine Finance at Sanlam Investments was moderated by • Geetha Tharmaratnam, CEO & Founding Partner at Aequalitas Capital Partners. This recording is part of AVCA’s Uniting Against the Impacts of COVID-19 series, launched in April 2020.

26 August 2020


Uniting Against the impacts of COVID-19 - Legal Considerations

In this episode, hear from legal experts from AVCA's Legal and Regulatory Committee: Geoffrey Burgess, Partner, Debevoise & Plimpton; Pierre-Yves Denez, Senior Legal Counsel, Bpifrance Investissement; Folake Elias-Adeowale, Partner, Udo Udoma & Belo-Osagi; Mark Kenderdine-Davies, Chief Legal Officer, CDC Group; Roddy McKean, Director, Anjarwalla & Khanna; Rafik Mzah, Chief Legal Officer, AfricInvest; Folasade Olusanya, Partner & Head, Corporate Commercial, Jackson, Etti and Edu, and Cindy Valentine, Partner, Simmons & Simmons as they examine the legal measures needed to ensure the preservation of current investments amid the COVID-19 crisis.

28 July 2020


Uniting Against the Impacts of COVID-19 - Investor Perspectives

Hear from Carola Bose, Director & Head: Africa Funds, Equity & Mezzanine, DEG/KfW; Shruti Chandrasekhar, Head, SME Ventures, IFC; Papa Demba Diallo, Director-General, FONSIS; Alison Klein, Manager, Private Equity, FMO; Paulo Martelli, Director: Investments, FinDev Canada; Line Picard, Chief Private Equity Officer, AfDB and Stephen Priestley, Managing Director, Funds & Capital Partnerships, CDC Group on how Africa's pioneering investors are bolstering Africa's private investment industry.

23 June 2020

We’re on Clubhouse! Join the AVCA PE & VC Lounge for conversations about key trends driving African investment and… https://t.co/M7qS2knmrz

We look forward to welcoming @AbasiEneobong of @weare54gene and Biju Mohandas of @LeapFrogInvest at the upcoming AV… https://t.co/3Z72z8Vknw

RT @nickodonohoe: It’s important for us to consider the disproportionate economic impact the pandemic is having on women. Thanks to @AVCA_A…

Calling all first-time fund managers and GPs currently fundraising! We have limited slots available for the Pitch C… https://t.co/NhrxeB3fGA

Don't miss the panel 'Evolving Themes and Emerging Opportunities' with Adenia Partners' Managing Partner, Stephane… https://t.co/q6DVq0rNVZ