2019

2019

Enitan Obasanjo-Adeleye promoted to AVCA’s Head of Research and Training

28 November 2019

The African Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (AVCA) is pleased to announce that Enitan Obasanjo-Adeleye has been promoted to Head of Training. She takes on this role alongside her existing role as Head of Research. As the Head of Training, …

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Realising African investment

25 November 2019

AVCA Head of Research and Training, Enitan Obasanjo-Adeleye talks to the Financier Worldwide on Africa investment landscape.  Read more here

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Emerging class, supply and demand are the driving force of Africa's economic activity

19 November 2019

AVCA CEO, Michelle Kathryn Essomé discusses Africa's evolving investment landscape with Al littihad newspaper.  Read more

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Promise and Perils: Scaling up businesses in sub-Saharan Africa

14 November 2019

AVCA Chief Executive Officer, Michelle  Kathryn Essomé speaks to The Economist about the promise and perils of scaling up business in Africa.  Read it here

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REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST - FONSIS

08 July 2019

Market Study regarding a multi-sector Mid-Cap fund focused on Senegalese companies 1. Background of the initiative Fonds Souverain d’Investissements Stratégiques (“FONSIS”), the Senegalese Sovereign wealth fund, is collaborating with its partners to r…

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AVCA’s Legal and Regulatory Committee Names New Leadership

20 June 2019

The African Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (AVCA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Geoffrey P. Burgess, Partner at Debevoise & Plimpton, and Cindy Valentine, Partner at Simmons & Simmons, as the new Co-Chairs of the AVCA L…

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Nairobi hosts AVCA’s annual private equity conference with investors collectively managing over US$1.5trn in assets

02 April 2019

Nairobi, 2nd April 2019 – H.E. Peter Munya, Cabinet Secretary – Ministry of Industry, Trade and Cooperatives and Erik Bethel, Alternative Executive, US Representative to The World Bank opened the African Private Equity and Venture Capital Association’s (A…

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AVCA hosts inaugural investor roundtable highlighting economic potential of gender diversity in PE

01 April 2019

Nairobi, 1st April 2019 – The African Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (AVCA) has hosted its inaugural gender roundtable ahead of its 16th Annual Conference in Nairobi. The roundtable gathered leaders from top institutional investors and dev…

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AVCA Facilities Deeper Relationships Between US LPs and Africa

18 March 2019

London, United Kingdom, 18th March 2019: The African Private Equity and Venture Capital Association’s (AVCA) announced today its support for the Mobilising Institutional Investors to Develop Africa’s Infrastructure (MiDA) programme as part of its commitme…

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Growth in African PE fundraising highlights investors’ bullish outlook for continent

14 March 2019

AVCA releases annual study presenting Africa’s Private Equity (PE) fundraising, deal and exit activity for 2018 Thursday 14th March 2019, London: The African Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (AVCA) today released its authoritative annual re…

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Africa’s real gems lie deep beneath the surface – As featured on Private Equity International

28 February 2019

AVCA, Chief Executive Officer, Michelle Kathryn Essomé explains how Africa's small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are amongst the most attractive investment opportunities on the continent.  To read more, please click here.

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Private credit offers a viable solution for SME financing in Africa – New Study

28 February 2019

Thursday, 28th February 2019, London: The African Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (AVCA), the pan-African industry association, today released its first comprehensive report looking at the private credit asset class in Africa. Private Credi…

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Request for Expression of Interest: FONSIS

31 January 2019

Request for Expression of Interest   Fonds Souverain d’Investissements Stratégiques (FONSIS) is collaborating with The African Development Bank and Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) to raise finance, from a variety of international sources, to cataly…

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