Past Podcasts

Making healthcare affordable and accessible in Africa

Spotlight on LeapFrog Investments

LeapFrog Investment's Biju Mohandas explores consolidation in Africa's health ecosystem, universal health coverage, and the global lifestyle shift towards wellness as a significant part of our lives.

11 August 2021

Trends and opportunities in Nigeria's dairy industry

Spotlight on L&Z Integrated Farms

For L&Z Integrated Farms, a family-owned dairy business based in Kano State, Nigeria, the future is positive and full of opportunity. In this episode of PE Talks Africa with Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, M. D. Abubakar, we discuss the impact of private equity investment from Sahel Capital on the business' growth over the past five years; shifting consumer tastes and opportunities to introduce new dairy products into the market; and key initiatives by the business to address some of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), including Reduced Inequalities (SDG 10).

07 July 2021

Value creation in private equity

In conversation with Albert Alsina

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

RT @theAlitheia: This article published by @AVCA_Africa provides a much-needed perspective on Nigeria's proposed NITDA Bill and its implica…

On @cnbcafrica, AVCA CEO @Abi_Mustapha discussed the motivation for setting up the AVCA Academy as a tool to enhanc…

In the latest episode of #PETalksAfrica, @Rossstrike, Investment Manager at @CDCgroup, joins us to discuss the Sust…

RT @CDCgroup: London has three times the cloud computing capacity as the whole African continent. At this event on 27 Sept, we're discuss…

Two weeks to go! Join us for an informal evening of networking over drinks and nibbles in the Courtyard at…