Past Podcasts

Value creation in private equity

Season 2 Episode 1

Albert Alsina is the Founder, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Partner at Mediterrania Capital Partners. In 2020, Albert published Value Creation in Private Equity, a guide for investors, fund managers and business leaders seeking to create value and improve performance. In this episode, we talk to Albert about the eight-step model of value creation, how fund managers have supported portfolio companies during the pandemic, and the trends driving investment across Africa, including sustainability. Albert sits on AVCA's Sustainability Committee and is an Associate Professor at the EADA Business School in Barcelona.

12 May 2021


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

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