Cindy Valentine

Cindy Valentine

Partner
Simmons & Simmons

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Cindy Valentine does private equity investment fund structuring, fundraising, co-investment arrangements, management buyouts, start-ups and alternative structures including a specialised focus 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.

Hear @CDunbar1 City Treasurer of @PhiladelphiaGov and @BurbridgeChuck Executive Director of @ctpf_tweets discuss th… https://t.co/HlNalAsADC

42% of the total number of LPs included in VC deals in Africa between 2014-2019 were headquartered in North America… https://t.co/ILncShXj9q

@Proparco co-invests US$22mn into Ethiopian FMCG platform, Turaco. Read more: https://t.co/f3YigBYOvR

PE/VC fund managers, PE/VC investment firms and corporate venture firms accounted for 39%, 19% and 11% of investors… https://t.co/PIXoApbOEu

@deginvest_DE suscribes to bond issued by #HeliosTowers. Read more: https://t.co/57qJu6bhi8