2017

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2017

African fund managers continue to capture opportunities amidst rising currency and geopolitical risk

07 December 2017

The African Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (AVCA) has launched the inaugural edition of its special research reports, Volatility and Uncertainty: How private equity in Africa navigates through turbulent times, which explores how the Africa…

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AVCA Regulatory Update: MiFID II – What does it mean for you?

30 November 2017

What is MiFID II? Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID) II is the sequel to the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (I) which was introduced in 2007. This legislation, due to come in force in January 2018, provides an EU framework for…

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Round-Up: Inaugural AVCA ESG Practitioners' Roundtable

23 November 2017

Following the inaugural AVCA ESG Practitioners' Roundtable which took place on Monday 16th October 2017, led by the AVCA Sustainability Committee, we are pleased to announce the formation of an industry initiative to drive the adoption of Environmental, S…

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AVCA boosts Board and Advisory Committees with high profile appointments

06 November 2017

Monday, 6th November 2017, London: The African Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (AVCA) today strengthened its leadership as Paul Botha, Founder and Chief Executive Officer at Metier and Danladi Verheijen, Managing Director at Verod Capital M…

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Expression of Interest: The UK's role in the Ethiopian Manufacturing Sector

17 October 2017

In partnership with the British Department for International Trade (DIT), Department for International Development (DFID) and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO), Business Council for Africa-Invest Africa (BCA-IA) is undertaking a project looking at…

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Request for Expression of Interest: Growth and Employment Project - Federal Republic of Nigeria

04 September 2017

The Federal Republic of NigeriaGrowth and Employment (GEM) Project(World Bank Assisted, IDA Credit No. 48820)Federal Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment (FMITI)REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST(CONSULTING SERVICES - FIRMS: FUND MANAGER SELECTION)…

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Letter from the CEO: Championing Job Creation in Africa

29 June 2017

We noted with interest the FT's recent comment piece highlighting the need for job creation in Africa, and the role that private equity (PE) can play in generating employment. Over the past eight years, AVCA has been tracking the employment impact generat…

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Peter Baird appointed to AVCA Board, and seven new appointments to AVCA’s advisory committees

25 May 2017

London, UK, Thursday 25th May 2017: The African Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (AVCA) today announces the appointment of Peter Baird, Managing Principal, Africa Private Equity at Investec Asset Management (Investec) to its Board of Directo…

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African PE Exits Hit Record High in 2016

02 May 2017

Tuesday, 2nd May 2017, London: The number of exits achieved by PE firms in Africa is trending upwards, evidenced by a record number of exits in 2016. According to the EY and African Private Equity and Venture Capital Association’s (AVCA) fifth annual stud…

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New AVCA Video: Building A Sustainable Future for Africa - Our Common Purpose

04 April 2017

Tuesday, 4th April 2017: The African Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (AVCA) today presented a short animated film illustrating the wide-reaching impact of private equity investment in Africa. Launched on Day One of the 14th Annual AVCA Con…

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Private Equity in Africa steps up a gear in 2016

28 February 2017

Tuesday, 28th February 2017, London: Private equity investment in Africa continues to go from strength to strength, evidenced by a new report from the African Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (AVCA). AVCA’s 2016 Annual African Private Equity…

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AVCA announces five new appointments to its Board of Directors

13 February 2017

Monday, 13th February 2017, London: The African Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (AVCA) today appointed five prominent industry veterans to join its Board of Directors. The new Board members are key influencers within the African private equ…

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Enitan Obasanjo-Adeleye appointed Director, Head of Research for AVCA

26 January 2017

London, UK, Monday, 23rd January 2017: The African Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (AVCA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Enitan Obasanjo-Adeleye as Director, Head of Research. Enitan joins AVCA with over 15 years of research, co…

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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