Afri-Spective Blog
25 April 2024
AVCA’s 20th Annual Conference calls for investment for a new era
AVCA - The African Private Capital Association kicked off its 20th Annual Conference & VC Summit in Johannesburg yesterday.
Afri-Spective Blog
7 March 2024
Nominations open for the 2024 Africa Impact Investment Awards
The Krutham Africa Impact Investment Awards, sponsored by FirstRand, recognise success in the rapidly growing impact investing industry. They celebrate outstanding achievements and contributions that drive positive social and environmental change while creating value for investors in Africa.
Afri-Spective Blog
29 September 2023
Top Organisations Call for New Partnerships to Mobilise US$10bn to Support Most Vulnerable Communities
The World Economic Forum’s Humanitarian and Resilience Investing (HRI) Initiative, together with its partners, launched today a global call to action to respond to the systemic challenges faced by the 2 billion people living in poverty and insecurity across the world. Providing immediate and urgent relief will always remain necessary in acute crises; however, there is a need to complement established crisis response efforts with a sustainable market-based approach. 
Afri-Spective Blog
31 August 2023
Sean Winter, Executive of Alternative Investments — Africa at purchase-led global investor, says that African startups’ challenge in transitioning from VC to PE funding stems from differing valuation methodologies and a lack of communication and understanding between VC and PE investors.
Afri-Spective Blog
18 July 2023
This #BlackLeadersAwarenessDay AVCA speaks with influential leaders in the African private capital industry, spotlighting their professional journeys, greatest learnings, and most influential figures.
Afri-Spective Blog
11 March 2023
Breaking Barriers: Women Shaping the Future of Private Capital in Africa
In this article we speak with 2 industry professionals reshaping the future of private capital in Africa; these women are breaking barriers, challenging the status quo, and paving the way for a more inclusive and diverse industry.
Afri-Spective Blog
2 February 2023
Private Credit Funds — the opportunity for Africa
By Joseph Mate, Investment Director, British International Investment
Afri-Spective Blog
14 December 2022
Sahel Capital successfully achieved the mandate of FAFIN in L&Z Integrated Farms Limited and Exits
Sahel Capital has exited L&Z Integrated Farms Limited, an integrated dairy processing company in Nigeria.
Afri-Spective Blog
22 November 2022
Africa’s Pathway to Net Zero
AVCA 2022 Roundtable — Sponsored by FinDev Canada and LeapFrog Investments
Afri-Spective Blog
22 August 2022
Diversity, Equality and Inclusion in African Private Capital
AVCA 2022 Roundtable in Collaboration With 2X Challenge — Sponsored by Kuramo Capital
Afri-Spective Blog
18 May 2022
How security trustees protect investor rights in corporate debt restructuring
By Rehma Imrith, Commercial Director | In the wake of the global economic downturn initiated by the Covid-19 pandemic, numerous businesses have found themselves facing financial difficulty. As a result, many companies — especially those in the emerging markets — are having to undergo corporate debt restructuring. In this article, we’ll explore the corporate debt restructuring process and the important role of the security trustee in enforcing investor rights and ensuring restructuring arrangements proceed smoothly.
Afri-Spective Blog
19 April 2022
IFU and Norfund have invested US$27.9mn in Continental Blue Investments Ghana Limited (CBI)
The proceeds will be used to increase local production of cement in Ghana and install the world’s largest calciner system to date, which will reduce CO2 emissions by up to 20 per cent per ton cement produced.
Afri-Spective Blog
1 March 2022
MAURITIUS AS AN IFC OF CHOICE FOR FUND (Local and Foreign Funds) Business
Being a trusted and tested international financial centre (“IFC”) since the past three decades, Mauritius continues to pave its way with the provision of innovative and highly competitive products and services in the Fund industry and the financial services sector as a whole.
Afri-Spective Blog
1 January 2022
The answer to the ‘exit challenge’ in Africa
By almost every measure, the outlook for private market investments in Africa seems bright. Nearly nine out of 10 LPs say they plan to maintain or increase their allocation to African private equity over the next three years, according to a 2021 survey by the African Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (AVCA). And among the most important factors driving interest in African PE, cited by those LPs, are opportunities to generate positive social impact and strong financial performance.