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2016

East Africa strengthens its private equity investment potential

15 November 2016

London, 14 November 2016: East Africa continues to experience robust PE activity and an increasingly strong exit environment according to the latest Spotlight on East Africa Private Equity (PE) research report by the African Private Equity and Venture Ass…

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North Africa continues to demonstrate private equity investment potential

01 November 2016

London, 31 October 2016: Continued deal activity, more diversified exit routes and stable fundraising environment prove North Africa’s potential as an investment destination. The latest Spotlight on North Africa Private Equity (PE) compiled by the African…

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AVCA to bring US$1.5tn in private capital to Cote d'Ivoire

12 October 2016

London, UK, Wednesday, 12th October 2016: The African Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (AVCA) is pleased to announce that the 14th Annual AVCA Conference will be held in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire on Monday, 3rd April – Wednesday, 5th April 2017…

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Abi Mustapha-Maduakor appointed acting Chief Operating Officer for AVCA

19 September 2016

London, UK, Monday, 19 September 2016: The African Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (AVCA) is pleased to announce that Abi Mustapha-Maduakor has joined the organization as acting Chief Operating Officer (COO). Abi takes over from Dara Owoyem…

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Dr. Ponmile Osibo moderates African private equity panel discussion

16 September 2016

London, UK, Friday 16th September 2016: The African Private Equity and Venture Capital Association is pleased to share that Research and Training Manager, Dr. Ponmile Osibo, moderated a discussion on private equity investment in Africa for Financier World…

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AVCA promotes Dr. Ponmile Osibo to Manager, Research & Training

24 August 2016

London, UK, Wednesday, 24th August 2016: The African Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (AVCA) today announced the promotion of Dr. Ponmile Osibo to Manager, Research & Training. Ponmile joined AVCA in early 2012 as a Research Analyst. He …

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AVCA announces changes to Legal & Regulatory Committee

30 June 2016

London, UK, 2 June 2016: The African Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (AVCA) announced a series of changes to the leadership and membership of its Legal & Regulatory (L&R) Committee. Folake Elias-Adebowale, Partner at Udo Udoma &…

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New AVCA video - 13th Annual Conference Highlights

27 May 2016

London, UK, 27 May 2016: The African Private Equity and Venture Capital Association is pleased to present a short video featuring highlights from our recently concluded 13th Annual Conference which took place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Watch the video bel…

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Dara Owoyemi becomes Special Adviser to Minister for Industry, Trade and Investment, Nigeria

26 May 2016

London, UK, Tuesday, 26 May 2016: The African Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (AVCA) today announces that Chief Operating Officer (COO) and Director, Dara Owoyemi has been appointed Special Adviser on Investment to Dr. Okechukwu Enelamah, M…

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Africa private equity exits reach a nine-year high

27 April 2016

Private equity exits in Africa reached a nine-year high in 2015, even as firms held onto their investments longer due to economic uncertainty, according to data from EY and the African Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (AVCA).Private equity f…

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AVCA study highlights link between private equity and job creation in Africa

27 April 2016

Strong correlation between private equity (PE) investments and increasing job creation across Africa has been identified in new research launched today by the African Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (AVCA). Analysis indicated that of the 19…

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New AVCA video - A day in the life of an African consumer

26 April 2016

Tuesday, 26th April 2016: The African Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (AVCA) today presented a short video showing the far-reaching impact of private capital investment on the life of the typical African consumer. Unveiled on Day One of the…

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AVCA launches committee to accelerate and share sustainable investment best practices

22 April 2016

London, UK, Thursday, 21st April 2016: The African Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (AVCA) today announced the launch of its newly inaugurated Sustainability Committee (Committee). On behalf of the Association, the advisory group will lead f…

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Vicki Fuller joins AVCA Advisory Council, Sev Vettivetpillai appointed to Board

15 March 2016

The African Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (AVCA) today announces the appointment of Vicki Fuller, Chief Investment Officer of the New York State Common Retirement Fund (NYCRF), to its Advisory Council. AVCA also announces the appointment …

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AVCA Research Release: Private Equity in Africa Shows Continued Growth in 2015

02 February 2016

London, UK, 2 February 2016: 2015 proved to be another positive year for private equity in Africa, a new report from The African Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (AVCA) shows. AVCA’s Annual African Private Equity (PE) Data Tracker reveals th…

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