2021

2021

AVCA appoints new members to the Legal & Regulatory Committee

15 November 2021

November 15, 2021 – London, UK: The African Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (AVCA) is delighted to announce new appointments to its Legal and Regulatory (L&R) Committee.  The new Committee members are Olawunmi Abiodun, Vice President a…

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Oxford Business Group et HEC Paris publient un rapport sur le capital-investissement et le capital-risque en Afrique

28 October 2021

Paris, Octobre 2021 - Une version française du rapport « Private Equity & Venture Capital in Africa - Covid-19 Response Report » produite par Oxford Business Group (OBG) en collaboration avec l’African Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (A…

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Private investment in Africa is exceeding expectations in 2021

11 October 2021

London, UK | 11 October 2021 Despite widespread decline felt by most economies across the globe, private equity fundraising in Africa has already managed to reach US$1.3bn for the first half of 2021, when including final and interim closes. Mirroring the…

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AVCA announces blended training academy to upskill Africa-focused private capital professionals

25 August 2021

London, August 25, 2021: To bolster economic and social growth in Africa, the African Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (AVCA) has announced the establishment of the AVCA Training Academy (“AVCA Academy”) to provide private investment profe…

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AVCA and Columbia Business School partner to support African entrepreneurs' professional development

05 August 2021

Columbia Business School is launching the EC-Africa Program (Entrepreneurship and Competitiveness in Africa) to equip entrepreneurs from mid-sized African companies with the skills, tools, and a network to grow their businesses in today’s global environ…

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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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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