Record volume of VC deal activity in Africa in 2020 demonstrates growing investor interest in innovative startups

07 July 2021

Volume of total reported venture capital deals in Africa in 2020 rose to 319 from 140 in 2019 Financials remains the most attractive sector for VC investment, followed closely by Information Technology Despite decrease in value of VC deals in 2020, Af…

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AVCA and APO Group join forces to drive strategic trade and investment across Africa

24 June 2021

London, 24 June 2021 – African Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (AVCA), the pan-African industry body which promotes and enables private investment in Africa, today announced its collaboration with APO Group, the leading pan-African communic…

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Kofo Sanusi appointed Chief Operating Officer

10 May 2021

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Kofo Sanusi as the Association’s new Chief Operating Officer. Kofo brings over a decade of experience in strategic business and operational planning, and financial management. She has worked across Africa, …

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AVCA and PenOp in partnership to develop private equity in Nigeria

06 May 2021

Lagos, Nigeria, 6 May 2021: Pension Fund Operators Association of Nigeria (PenOp) has partnered with the African Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (AVCA) to empower local investors and develop private equity (PE) as an asset class in Nigeria.…

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Resilience, Resurgence and Results: AVCA’s annual private equity summit returns

20 April 2021

London, 20 April 2021: Global and African dignitaries, institutional investors, fund managers and entrepreneurs opened the African Private Equity and Venture Capital Association's (AVCA) 17th annual conference today. The live virtual programme brought tog…

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AVCA's 2021 Industry Survey reveals LPs’ and GPs’ long-term commitment to Africa

15 April 2021

15 April 2021, London: Today, the African Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (AVCA) announces its sophomore Industry Survey release. The definitive review examines a broad cross-section of global and African Limited Partners' (LPs) and General…

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Steady rise in deal volume indicative of investor confidence in Africa’s economic resilience

29 March 2021

29 March 2021, London: Today, the African Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (AVCA) announced the release of its 2020 Annual African Private Equity Data Tracker report. The anticipated annual report provides data and analysis on private equity…

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AVCA Board appoints Abi Mustapha-Maduakor as CEO

25 January 2021

The Board of Directors of the African Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (AVCA) is delighted to announce the appointment of Abi Mustapha-Maduakor as Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Ms Mustapha-Maduakor joins AVCA from MedAccess, a subsidi…

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Deal documentation can drive change and positive outcomes. Weeam Ben Rejeb @FinDev_Canada explores how transaction… https://t.co/T7mGgb5fWJ

AVCA CEO @Abi_Mustapha discusses trends in AVCA's latest Venture Capital in Africa report, and highlights how start… https://t.co/tAikFZwQky

#AVCAMemberNews: @convergence_ has announced the successful first close of its third fund, the Convergence Partners… https://t.co/CFwDzuXtd3

#AVCAMemberNews: Dutch entrepreneurial development bank @FMO_development invests US$10mn in Regional MSME Investmen… https://t.co/cmEGQnlzPl

2020 brought an influx of innovation to various industries in Africa despite the pandemic. This presented a lot of… https://t.co/Jjzn09QEh0