2018

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2018

LPs continue to view Africa as an attractive destination for investment

29 November 2018

New report provides encouraging data on LPs’ views and expectations about Private Equity in Africa. Key findings include a majority of LPs planning to increase allocation to the continent in the short-term and just under half of LPs viewing Africa as bein…

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London Plays Host to AVCA’s Inaugural Venture Capital in Africa Summit as Disruptive Potential of VC is Showcased

24 October 2018

London: High profile speakers and investors from venture capital funds, development finance institutions, corporate venture capital firms and accelerator programmes have taken part in the African Private Equity and Venture Capital Association’s (AVCA) ina…

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African IPO exits remain stable despite challenging environments in key market

21 September 2018

AVCA and PwC release new study analysing the IPO exits of African PE portfolio companies and African associated companies on both African and international stock exchanges. London: The African Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (AVCA), in con…

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Steady PE deal flow highlights continued confidence in African Private Equity

10 September 2018

AVCA releases new study presenting Africa’s Private Equity (PE) activity for the first half of 2018 London: The African Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (AVCA) today released its report analysing deal and fundraising trends in Africa PE, fo…

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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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"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