2019

2019

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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@AVCA_Africa is coming to Lagos, this September! Join us from Wednesday, 11th September – Friday, 13th September fo… https://t.co/0dxQN0kNIZ

@norfund_ makes investment into Nigeria’s Sundry Foods, an integrated foods service company. Read more:… https://t.co/7xoVNhilcb

Investec Asset Management's Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund announces two milestone renewable energy projects i… https://t.co/ZgZ63McLto

RT @AfCDigest: Fawry's oversubscribed IPO last week in Cairo gives a few of its private equity backers partial exits from their investments…

TPG Growth announces takeover of Abraaj’s Growth Markets Health Fund. Read more: https://t.co/Ex9xTQGEdH