2014

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2014

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 City This 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 No…

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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 Rafik Mzah, Chief …

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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 full …

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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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"85% of Institutional investors surveyed identify West Africa as an attractive region for PE investment over the ne… https://t.co/Yyq8rRWEne

Institutional Investors believe in the long-term attractiveness of African PE - especially when compared to develop… https://t.co/TPoVK6lC6I

RT @CDCgroup: We're very happy to announce that we'll soon be welcoming our first Chief Impact Officer. Liz Lloyd CBE will lead a team of 5…

RT @Mkessome: Global private equity managers are ready to double down on their African investments https://t.co/LzuDaoOPHa via @qzafrica @a…

@Mkessome @AVCA_Africa CEO, moderated a panel discussing the role of private equity in Africa growth story… https://t.co/JJZnU4Ko3l