2020

2020

Oxford Business Group and African Private Equity and Venture Capital Association to team up for new Covid-19 Response Report

10 November 2020

A landmark Covid-19 Response Report (CRR), produced by Oxford Business Group (OBG) in partnership with the African Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (AVCA), will provide insights into the investment opportunities emerging in essential infrast…

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AVCA appoints Olusola Lawson to Board of Directors

27 August 2020

Today, the African Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (AVCA) announces the appointment of Olusola Lawson to its Board of Directors. Lawson is currently co-Managing Director at Africa Infrastructure Investment Managers (AIIM) and brings more th…

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AVCA Board appoints Dara Owoyemi as Interim CEO

21 July 2020

London, United Kingdom: 21 July 2020: Today, the Board of Directors of the African Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (AVCA) announce the appointment of Dara Owoyemi as Interim CEO, following the departure of Michelle Kathryn Essomé last month…

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AVCA featured on CNBC Africa's Power Lunch

13 July 2020

'Tokunboh Ishmael, Chair of AVCA's Board, Co-Founder & Managing Director, Alitheia Capital speaks with CNBC Africa on Africa booming venture capital industry.  To watch the full interview, please click here.

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AVCA speaks with Venture Capital Journal (Subscription Content)

08 July 2020

Alexia Alexandropoulou, Research Manager at AVCA speaks with Rebecca Szkutak, Reporter at Venture Capital Journal on AVCA's latest Venture in Africa report.  To read the full interview, please click here.

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AVCA featured on Classic Business

06 July 2020

Alexia Alexandropoulou, Research Manager at AVCA spoke with  Michael Avery of the Classic 1027 radio show, Classic Business on Africa's venture capital industry's hot sectors and participating investors.  Listen to the full interview here.

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Thank you for the last 9 years

16 June 2020

Dear members, partners and friends,Today I’m writing to share the news that it’s time for me to step aside after nearly 9 years at the helm of AVCA.The world today is at a historic moment of reflection as we consider how to build more inclusive, resilie…

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AVCA featured in Africa Global Funds (Subsription Content)

16 June 2020

AVCA's Head of Research & Training, Enitan Obasanjo-Adeleye discusses the findings of AVCA's research on climate change, the implications of climate change on Africa's PE ecosystem and the role African PE can play in reducing the risks of climate chan…

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Covid-19: "In Africa, investment funds with a local footprint have a great advantage"

06 May 2020

La Tribune Afrique interviews AVCA's Head of Research and Training, Enitan Obasanjo-Adeleye. Read more

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Coronavirus: private equity liquidity management is key to pandemic

20 April 2020

Liquidity management will decide which private equity investors in Africa are able to take advantage of the new opportunities created by the coronavirus pandemic. That’s the message from the transcript of a private webinar for members of the African Priv…

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COVID-19: AVCA's Response

18 March 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic is fundamentally re-shaping life across the world. The risks to public health and the consequent economic and social disruption are unprecedented. African Governments are acting swiftly and in concert to limit the spread of infectio…

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CNBC Africa interviews AVCA’s Head of Research and Training

11 March 2020

CNBC Africa discusses the findings of our new African Private Equity Industry Survey with Enitan Obasanjo, AVCA’s Head of Research and Training. Watch it here

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Cancellation: AVCA 2020 Conference

05 March 2020

We regret to announce the cancellation of the AVCA 2020 Conference and Venture Capital Investor Summit due to safety concerns relating to the recent global outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19). Over the past 20 years, the AVCA annual conference has grown…

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Marina Nakano appointed new AVCA Chief Operating Officer & Financial Director

26 February 2020

London, UK, Thursday, 27th February 2020: The African Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (AVCA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Marina Nakano as Chief Operating Officer and Financial Director. Marina joins AVCA with over 15 years of…

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RT @FSDAfrica: This new report highlights progress in #FinTech #regulation in Sub-Saharan Africa. Thanks to foundational funding from @FCDO…

Great news for private capital in Africa coming from @CDCgroup, soon to be British International Investment. Get m… https://t.co/veAaM7N9ao

RT @AfricanBizMag: Pandemic recovery is fuelling a deal craze in Africa with a record 319 deals reported last year, compared to the 140 in…

#AVCAMemberNews: Verod Capital names Ori Rewane new Head of Investor Relations & Communications. Ori brings 18+ ye… https://t.co/MRclnXhu0l

Global interest in Africa's #VC ecosystem couldn't be higher. But there is more work to be done to close the early-… https://t.co/jeIK26AmK4