Current Affairs – In conversation with Chris Chijiutomi, BII, at the 20th Annual AVCA Conference
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by AVCA Africa
6d ago
The role of DFIs in mobilising private capital in Africa During AVCA Week in Johannesburg, we sat down with Chris Chijiutomi, Managing Director and Head of Africa at British International Investment (BII), to discuss BII’s longstanding partnership with South Africa as a provider of patient, long-term capital, and the DFI’s role in mobilising capital to solve development challenges in Africa. Subscribe to ⁠AVCA Corner on LinkedIn⁠ for more ..read more
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Impact Series - In conversation with Philipp Hein, DEG, at the 20th Annual AVCA Conference
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by AVCA Africa
1w ago
Driving sustainable and impactful growth in Africa's private capital landscape During AVCA Week in Johannesburg, celebrating the 20th Annual AVCA Conference, we sat down with Philipp Hein, CFA, Head of Private Equity Africa and Global Climate Investments at DEG, to discuss the merits of the private capital landscape in Africa; DEG winning the ‘Enabler’ award in the LP category at AVCA’s Anniversary Awards, and his outlook for the sector over the next 12 months. Subscribe to AVCA Corner on LinkedIn for more ..read more
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"Current Affairs" Bridging Prosperity: The Rise of Mezzanine and Private Credit in Africa
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by AVCA Africa
2w ago
In this interview AVCA and ⁠Edmund Higenbottam⁠, Managing Director, ⁠Verdant Capital⁠ explore the critical role of mezzanine and private credit as an emerging asset class, their strategic function in bridging funding gaps, and the ongoing discussion surrounding the uptake of their adoption.  ..read more
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'Impact Series' Safeguarding Success: Effective Ways to Support LPs and GPs Focused on Private Capital in Africa
PE Talks Africa
by AVCA Africa
2w ago
Join us as Angela Mwenda, Associate Director, IBIS, uncovers the crucial role ESG plays in supporting LPs and GPs, providing a comprehensive guide to harnessing opportunities while ensuring sustainable and responsible investment practices in the diverse and evolving African landscape.   ..read more
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'Current Affairs' Family Fortunes: The 3S Approach to Scaling Family-Owned Businesses in Africa
PE Talks Africa
by AVCA Africa
2w ago
In this episode we are joined by Samantha Pokroy, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Sanari Capital as we delve into the dynamic world of private equity in Africa, focusing on its transformative impact on family-owned businesses across the continent. Join us as we explore Sanari’s unique expertise in strategies for scaling family enterprises, and the pivotal role they play in Africa’s journey to sustainable economic growth. Sanari Capital: https://www.sanari.co.za ..read more
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'Impact Series' Forestry for the Future: Growing a Greener Africa 
PE Talks Africa
by AVCA Africa
2w ago
In this discussion we will explore the case for forestry as an asset class, venturing across the African continent to examine its wider impact. Join us for a crucial conversation about the transformative potential of forestry management across Africa, alongside Charles Groom, Investment Director: Manufacturing, Agribusiness and Forestry, British International Investment, and Paul Ohaga, Director of Investments and Eva Warigia, Associate Director, Investor Relations, New Forests.  British International Investment: https://www.bii.co.uk/en/ New Forests: https://newforests.com ..read more
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'Impact Series' Underserved Founders: Who, Why & How, and the Cost of Missed Opportunities
PE Talks Africa
by AVCA Africa
2w ago
In this podcast we speak with Darena Ventures to discuss their strategy as an ‘impact-focused’ fund rather than impact fund, and the importance of investing in undeserved founders, including women and entrepreneurs from underserved regions diving into the 'Who?', 'Why?' and 'How?', and the consequences of inaction ..read more
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"Current Affairs" with KPMG: West Africa Doing The Deal
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by AVCA Africa
4M ago
In this podcast, Ijeoma Emezie-Ezigbo, Partner & Head of Transaction Services at KPMG West Africa sits with Abiola Ojo-Osagie, Senior Partner, AfricInvest, who covers Anglophone West Africa, to discuss behind-the-scene experiences and insights from a recently concluded investment in a neighborhood one-stop fast-growing retail supermarket chain in Nigeria; as part of the KPMG Deal Advisory Podcast Series ..read more
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‘Current Affairs’ Transformation Of Technology: Navigating the Global Shift 
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by AVCA Africa
5M ago
Following the 500 Global Rise Report, AVCA speaks with Mareme Dieng, Africa Lead, 500 Global, to explore the transformative global technology landscape and ‘Rise Economies’ expected to outperform China and U.S. Join us to delve into platform shifts, economic positioning, and sectoral advancements ..read more
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Underserved Founders: Who, Why & How, and the Cost of Missed Opportunities
PE Talks Africa
by AVCA Africa
7M ago
In this podcast we speak with Darena Ventures to discuss their strategy as an ‘impact-focused’ fund rather than impact fund, and the importance of investing in undeserved founders, including women and entrepreneurs from underserved regions diving into the 'Who?', 'Why?' and 'How?', and the consequences of inaction ..read more
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