October Industry News

24 October 2022

A collection of news across the African private equity and venture capital industry | Africa50 to invest in education group The investment will be used by Holding Générale d'Education or Holged Group to support its expansion plans elsewhere in Africa. …

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How security trustees protect investor rights in corporate debt restructuring

18 May 2022

By Rehma Imrith, Commercial Director  In the wake of the global economic downturn initiated by the Covid-19 pandemic, numerous businesses have found themselves facing financial difficulty. As a result, many companies – especially those in the emerging ma…

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April Industry News

04 April 2022

A collection of news across the African private equity and venture capital industry | XSML reaches hard cap for African Rivers Fund III at USD 85 million XSML, a fund manager active in Central & East Africa, has reached the hard cap for its African …

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Convergence launches 2021 State of Blended Finance report

28 October 2021

The State of Blended Finance 2021 is the fifth edition of Convergence's flagship annual report. The report uses Convergence's proprietary blended finance data to provide an updated analysis of the blended finance market, including blending approaches, sec…

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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 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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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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IFC and Activa join forces to increase women’s access to insurance in Cameroon

17 March 2021

With advisory support from IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, Activa Assurances today launched two new insurance solutions in Cameroon, aiming to reach up to one million women by 2022. As part of its "Activ'Lady" program, Activa is bringing two innov…

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FSD Africa partners with industry associations to support small and medium-sized African businesses through the Private Equity and Private Debt Programme

25 February 2021

NAIROBI, 24 February 2021: FSD Africa today announces the signing of co-operation agreements with AVCA, EAVCA, SAVCA and PEVCA to coincide with the launch of the Africa Private Equity and Private Debt Programme. The programme is a new initiative to suppor…

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ARM-Harith CIO appointed to United Nations Advisory Committee and Working Group

11 February 2021

Tariye Gbadegesin, the Managing Director and Chief Investment Officer of ARM-Harith Infrastructure Investments Limited, has recently been appointed to both the United Nations PRI Advisory Committee, and the United Nations Technical Working Group on Financ…

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‘IQ-EQ Compass’ launched to identify and mitigate ESG-related risks

09 February 2021

IQ-EQ has launched IQ-EQ Compass, an innovative and integrated service offering that simplifies Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) compliance and helps our clients build sustainable value and reputational resilience. Changes in the international …

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Non-Deliverable Forwards As A Headging Tool for Currency Volatility In Nigeria

29 July 2020

By OlayemI Anyanechi, Managing Partner, Sefton Fross & Oluwaseyi Alao, Associate, Sefton Fross Introduction The Nigeria currency has been under a lot of pressure in recent times, owing to decrease in export earnings due to the instability in price …

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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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Bowmans expands into Malawi and Zambia

01 June 2020

The current COVID-19 pandemic sweeping the globe is not stopping leading African law firm, Bowmans, from moving forward. Less than a year after it announced it was opening a new office in Mauritius and entering into an alliance with Assefa & Associat…

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7 Reasons Why We’re Still in Ethiopia During the Crisis

21 May 2020

By Tom Scriven CFA, Partner & General Counsel, RENEW    In our latest white paper, we outline seven reasons why RENEW believes a ‘stay the course’ approach to investing in SMEs in Ethiopia is the best response both to the economic crisis created b…

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Charles Russell Speechlys advises Growthpoint Investec African Properties on its first two acquistions in Africa

13 August 2019

Charles Russell Speechlys has advised Growthpoint Investec African Properties Limited (GIAP), the pan-African real estate investment business managed by Growthpoint Investec African Property Management, on its first two acquisitions, in Ghana and Zambia. …

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Debevoise & Plimpton Advises TPG as it Takes Over the Abraaj Group’s Global Healthcare Fund

25 June 2019

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP has advised TPG in its definitive agreement to take over management of the existing assets of the Abraaj Group’s US$1bn Global Healthcare Fund. The fund will be named the Evercare Health Fund and will be managed by TPG Growth,…

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DLA Piper Advises Phatisa on Meridian Exit

23 April 2019

DLA Piper has advised Phatisa, a leading African development and private equity fund manager, and other minority shareholders, on the sale of a controlling shareholding in Meridian Group (Meridian) to Ma’aden, the Saudi Arabian based mining and metals com…

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Dealmaking in Africa: The top challenges investors face

24 January 2018

When it comes to deal sourcing, Africa is no different from other regions in the world – investment practitioners on the continent encounter numerous friction points when sourcing investable opportunities. The reasons for this are both general and speci…

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Latham & Watkins advises on Inspired investment

23 August 2017

Inspired, a leading group of premium schools in Europe, Africa, Latin America and Australia, announced it has received a significant strategic growth investment from TA Associates, a leading global growth private equity firm. Inspired is a co-educational,…

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CDC publishes guidance for investors on preventing serious accidents and fatalities

17 December 2014

CDC has published guidance for investors to help them assess the likely risks of serious or fatal workplace incidents in emerging markets. The guidance also advises investors on how to reduce the likelihood of such incidents.While drawing on broad industr…

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DEG: Investment opportunities in Africa

12 June 2014

Many African countries have enjoyed a distinct improvement of framework conditions. Africa is home to six of the world's ten fastest-growing economies. The continent as a whole has reported a threefold increase in its economic performance since 2000.The o…

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AVCA and EY Research release: Private Equity in Africa is moving to a new phase of maturity

02 April 2014

LAGOS, 2ND APRIL 2014: Release today, the second annual joint study by the African Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (AVCA) and EY confirms private equity (PE) in Africa is becoming a more established asset class in the region’s investment la…

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Who will be in #Cairo for #AVCA2023 Panel 5: Frontier Markets – Outside the Big 4 This panel observes the…

💧 This #WorldWaterDay we spotlight @IFC_org who works with clients in #emergingmarkets to build innovative, market-…

RT @BritishIntInv: For #InternationalDayofForests we're celebrating our partnerships to scale sustainable forestry in Africa. This include…

Hear what delegates had to say about the #AVCA2022 #PrivateEquity Conference... #AVCA2023 Agenda:…

This #InternationalDayofForests we spotlight @norfund and @BritishIntInv and their investment in the African…