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.

EXEO Capital announces investment in Tanzanian packing manufacturer. Read more: https://t.co/yTpbdyNUUi

@investecam_uk second pan-Africa PE fund makes 8th investment. Read more: https://t.co/b1Q6UmXAU2

RT @Mkessome: Congratulations CardinalStone @AVCA_Africa! https://t.co/08MnKHeUCw

RT @Africa_PE_News: Due Diligence: @AFIGFunds on investment lessons learnt and building regional African ‘blue chips’. Read our interview w…

RT @AfricanLawBiz: Top quality session on impact investment which was improved by @AVCA_Africa and @HLAfrica inputs, while thoughts of DFI,…