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.

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Helios Investment Partners achieves B-Corp status. Read more: https://t.co/K1brBcCBjy

@AfricInvest_Grp exits its investment in leading generics manufacturing company, Polymedic. Read more: https://t.co/RanT69dyzV

@FMO_development makes first investment in DRC's financial sector. Read more: https://t.co/8pGmnonkuG

Verod Capital Management closes Fund III at US$200mn. Read more: https://t.co/0Pyo5fCm0w