Cindy Valentine

Cindy Valentine

Partner
Simmons & Simmons

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Cindy Valentine does private equity investment fund structuring, fund raising, co-investment arrangements, management buyouts, start-ups and alternative structures including a specialisedfocus on permanent capital vehicles. Her experience covers a wide range of funds, including large buyout and mid-market funds, renewable energy, infrastructure, venture funds, fund of funds and emerging market funds. Cindy advises both private equity houses and investors.

Cindy has a core focus on emerging markets, in particular Africa and she has an in depth understanding of fundraising in African markets. Her diverse range of clients includes blue chip GPs, investors, international finance institutions and development finance institutions. She works on a daily basis with investors targeting emerging markets, including DFIs. This includes extensive experience in negotiating with US investors.

Cindy sits on the Legal & Regulatory committees of EMPEA and AVCA.

@wiGroupInt has completed a follow on growth equity round with @investecam_sa being a key investor. Read more: https://t.co/7NP1rTq7fr

Kasada Capital Management’s Hospitality Fund dedicated to building Sub Saharan Africa’s hospitality sector has reac… https://t.co/USgi8a8NhW

Adenia Partners exits its investment in leading Malagasy diary company. Read more: https://t.co/s5GBC3usmw #AVCAMemberNews #AfricanPE

@DobEquity has invested in Tanzania’s leading clean water producer and distributor. Read more:… https://t.co/HgIL0JuwDB

RT @CDCgroup: Read about the CDC-backed Frontier Energy II fund which has just achieved final close at $227 million - https://t.co/DTf6BF1f