2018

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2018

New AVCA study - Corporate Governance promotes value creation in African Private Equity backed companies

09 May 2018

Corporate governance improvements are linked to value creation for 85% of PE-backed portfolio companies in Africa, according to AVCA’s 2018 Africa Sustainability Study Wednesday, 9th May 2018, London: The African Private Equity and Venture Capital Associ…

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New AVCA report charts the history and evolution of responsible investing in Africa

30 April 2018

Monday 30th April 2018, London: The pan-African industry association, African Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (AVCA), released a special report at the 15th Annual AVCA Conference which was held on 23rd and 24th April in Marrakech. An Untol…

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PE exit activity remains resilient despite challenging exit environments

26 April 2018

Private Equity exit activity in North Africa is on a rise. Thursday 26th April 2018, Marrakech – Exits to Private Equity and other financial buyers continued to increase in 2017, to 37%, and now represent the most common exit route, as evidenced by the s…

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AVCA’s Annual Conference launches in Marrakech and highlights potential of PE in Africa

23 April 2018

Monday, 23rd April 2018, Marrakech - High profile keynote speakers, panellists, and investors have opened the African Private Equity and Venture Capital Association’s (AVCA) 15th Annual Conference in Morocco. The Conference is hosting the top 600 private …

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AVCA strengthens Board with New Chair and Vice Chair

12 April 2018

The African Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (AVCA) today strengthened its leadership as 'Tokunboh Ishmael, Co-Founder and Managing Director at Alitheia Capital, comes in as Chair of the Board of Directors and Ziad Oueslati, Managing Directo…

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The @IFC will invest up to US$13mn in Capria Fund, a new US$100mn 'network fund' that invests in impact fund mana… https://t.co/3FnFe15eLR

@Proparco invested US$3mn in @JUMO_WORLD, a EM fintech start-up supporting the under-banked. #AVCASummit18https://t.co/O574LSxcra

@AFD_France has launched a new US$76mn fund to support African start-ups. US$58mn will be administered through… https://t.co/PJJKOPhrj8

Nairobi-based mobile survey platform @mSurvey raised US$3.5mn in a Series A round led by #TLcom Capital. #AVCASummit18 #VCinAfrica

@Jumia_Group, Africa's biggest ecommerce ecosystem, is Africa's first 'unicorn': an unlisted start-up with a valuat… https://t.co/JXuRIbcbbD