Championing Private Capital Investment in Africa


Our vision

AVCA acts as the trusted independent source of information, insight, and intelligence inspiring investor confidence; making the case for both commercial returns and impact of private capital in Africa.

As the voice of the industry, we represent a community of capital allocators, investors, fund managers, advisors, entrepreneurs and professional services committed to our shared vision of a prosperous Africa that is sustainable, inclusive, and innovative.

We are the nexus of private capital in Africa

Our mission

AVCA’s mission is to champion private capital investment in Africa.

In doing so, we connect, equip, and educate the private capital ecosystem with the tools to continue putting capital to work in Africa; and we showcase the wide-reaching impact of private capital investment on the continent.

Our values

Our work is underpinned by a strong set of values, which drive how we engage with our members and the wider industry. 


As a member organisation we communicate and advocate on behalf of our members and create value through our four pillars:


  • Through our expert advisory committees and Board of Directors, AVCA supports and informs the industry of policy and regulatory changes impacting private capital in Africa

Community Building

  • Connecting the industry through curated, research-driven events
  • Our conferences are the go-to Africa-focused private capital gathering globally

Data & Intelligence

  • Independent industry research
  • Dynamic market intelligence
  • Proprietary and comprehensive pan-African database of funds, deals and exits

Capacity Building

  • AVCA Academy - an educational institution focused on delivering in-person, virtual and on-demand training for Africa’s private capital ecosystem

  • Professional Development Programmes targeted at building the capacity of emerging fund managers, African institutional investors and professional services practitioners

We are led by an expert team