Past Podcasts

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

Venture Capital - Driving Innovation in Africa

Hear from Grant Brooke, Executive Director of Twiga Food, Maurizio Caio, Founder & Managing Partner of TLcom, Kenfield Griffith, Chief Executive Officer & Co-founder of Ajua (mSurvey), Robert Zegers, Chief Investment Officer of the African Development Bank Group, and Baba Alokolaro, Managing Partner of TNP, as they discuss venture capital's role in driving innovation in Africa.

27 May 2020

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