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Organisers Announce Shortlist for 2018 Private Equity Africa Awards

By Dipo Olowookere

Private Equity Africa (PEA) has announced the shortlist for its 7th Annual GP & Advisor Awards (PEA Awards).

A statement issued by the organisers said this year’s Awards Gala Dinner would be hosted at the prestigious 5-Star Langham Hotel in London on Tuesday, June 12, 2018.

This follows the PEA LP-GP Investor Summit, a full day event and the summit includes hosted sector-focused round-tables, lunch discussions and an open room debate session.

The PEA Awards celebrate the achievements in the African private equity market, focusing solely on the best-in-class achievements of investors and advisors in the industry.

The final winners will be selected by an independent panel of highly respected industry participants, based on selections from the London Business School Private Equity Institute and the PEA Awards Nomination Team.

The 2018 PEA Awards have received a record number of entries, the highest since the awards were launched.

Based on 2017 achievements, the self-entries are complemented by editorial recommendations from the Private Equity Africa team and industry data.

According to the Awards Chair and Editor of Private Equity Africa, Gail Mwamba, “The PEA Awards are growing from strength to strength with a record number of entries this year, the most we have received since the launch of the awards.

“The high quality of the entries we have received shows the industry’s resilience in continuing to deploy capital and execute world-class deals, even in challenging market conditions.”

Below is the awards shortlist by category

GP AWARDS                 

HOUSE OF THE YEAR

SUBCATEGORIES: SSA, Regional & Specialist

    ACA

    Actis

    AfricInvest

    Amethis

    Capitalworks

    Carlyle

    DPI

    Ethos

    Helios

    Investec Asset Management

    LeapFrog

    Mediterrania Capital Partners

    Old Mutual Alternative Investments

    Verod

    XSML

DEAL OF THE YEAR

Large-Cap

    Abraaj – Tunisie Telecom

    Actis – Honoris

    Carlyle – Shell Gabon

    DPI – Atlantic Business International

    Harith – Sheltam

    Helios – GBFoods Africa

    Milost Global – Eco Medical

Mid-Cap

    8 Miles – Blue Skies

    AfricInvest – Britam

    Alta Semper – Macro Pharmaceuticals

    Amethis – Groupe Premium

    Apis – Greenlight Planet

    Atlas Mara – Union Bank Nigeria

    Capitalworks – Minet, Petmin, Sovereign Food

    Carlyle – GCR

    EMR – Capital Lubambe

    EuroMena – Retail Holding

    Investec Asset Management – Kamoso

    Medu Capital – HeroTel

    Sanlam – JAB Dried Fruit

    TA Associates – Interswitch

Small-Cap & Venture Capital

    4Di Capital – Sensor Networks

    AFIG – Tecnicil

    African Rainbow Capital – A2X Markets

    AfricInvest – ICS

    Agile Capital – Goldrush

    Algebra Ventures – ElMenus

    Alta Semper – Health Plus

    Argentil – Chocolate City Express

    Ascent Capital – Kisumu

    Catalyst – Jambo Biscuits

    DiGAME – 10X Investments

    Draper Associates – BitPesa

    Energy Access Ventures – SunCulture

    Enko – AMI International, Ecobank

    I&P – Societe Malienne de Blanchisserie

    Kalon Venture Partners – i-Pay, SnapnSave

    Kibo Capital – Tropigalia

    Kleoss Capital – Debt Rescue

    Knife Capital – Quicket

    LeapFrog – AllLife

    Lereko & Metier – Butama

    Moringa –  Tolaro

    Musa Capital – Swanib Cables

    Oasis Capital – Legacy Girls College

    Old Mutual Alternative Investments – Faircape Life Right

    Pointbreak – Khomas Solar Saver

    Quona Capital – AllLife

    Sahel Capital – Crest Agro

    Synergy Capital – Dimension Data, Northstar

    Teranga Capital – OuiCarry

    Verod – Oreon Education

    XSML – Monishop

Debt

    AfricInvest – Carbon Holdings

    Injaro – AviNiger

    Investec Asset Management – Akuo Kita Solar

    Moringa – Tolaro

    Old Mutual Alternative Investments – Sifiso Education

    TLG – BAJ Stations

    Vakayi – Homelux

    Vantage – Purple Capital

    XSML – Monishop

Infrastructure

    AHL – PowerGen

    AIIM – Albatros, Starsight

    Black Rhino – Qua Iboe Power Plant

    Denham – Te Power

    DOB Equity – PowerGen

    Helios – Starsight

EXIT OF THE YEAR

SUBCATEGORIES: Large, Medium, Small-Cap, Landmark

    Actis – Edita

    AfricInvest – Comete Engineering, Tunisian Health Care Centers

    Capitalworks – Much Asphalt

    CDG Capital – Intelcia

    Convergence Partners – Dimension Data Middle East & Africa

    DiGAME – Getsmarter

    DOB Equity – Joseph Initiative

    DPI – CAL Bank

    ECP – Java House

    EXEO Capital – Fairfield Dairy

    Injaro – Nafaso

    Investec Asset Management – Daraju

    Lereko & Metier– AE AMD Renewable Energy

    Mediterrania Capital Partners – San Jose & Lopez

    Standard Chartered Private Equity –  CEC Zambia, ETG, Kamoso

PORTFOLIO COMPANY OF THE YEAR

SUBCATEGORIES: Innovation, Improvement, Development & Social Impact

    8 Miles – Awash Wine

    Actis – Honoris

    AfricInvest – Esprit

    Argentil – Winchester Farms

    Carlyle – J&J Africa

    DPI – KMR Holding Pdagogique

    Duet – Dashen Brewery

    ECP – Oragroup

    Fanisi – Haltons

    Helios – Interswitch, HTA

    Injaro – Agricare Ghana, Gold Coast Fruits

    LeapFrog – Goodlife

    Mediterrania Capital Partners – Medtech

    Quona – Zoona

    TLG – MyBucks, Cipla Quality Chemicals

    Verod – Central Securities Clearing Systems

    Zebu – Topcrust Bakery

ADVISOR AWARDS

Legal Advisors

Global Legal Advisors

SUBCATEGORIES: Overall, Funds, Transactions & Single Deal

    Akin Gump

    Allen & Overy

    Baker McKenzie

    Charles Russell Speechlys

    Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton

    Clifford Chance

    Cuatrecasas

    Debevoise & Plimpton

    Dentons

    DLA Piper

    Eversheds Sutherland

    Foster Pepper

    Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

    Herbert Smith Freehills

    Hogan Lovells

    Latham & Watkins

    Linklaters

    Norton Rose Fulbright

    O’Melveny

    Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe

    Simmons & Simmons

    White & Case

Local & Frontier Legal Advisors

SUBCATEGORIES:Overall, Funds, Transactions & Single Deal

    Aluko & Oyebode

    Anjarwalla & Khanna

    Banwo & Ighodalo

    Bentsi-Enchill, Letsa & Ankomah

    Bowmans

    Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr

    ENSafrica

    Olajide Oyewole

    Musa Dudhia & Co

    The New Practice

    Udo Udoma & Belo-Osagie

    Webber Wentzel

    Werksmans Attorneys

Financial Advisors

Global Financial Advisors

SUBCATEGORIES: Overall & Single Deal

    Crossboundary

    Deloitte

    EY

    KPMG

    Marsh

    PwC

    Rothschild & Co

    Taylor Collison

Local & Frontier Financial Advisors

SUBCATEGORIES: Overall & Single Deal

    CI Capital Investment

    EFG Hermes

    Merchantec Capital

    Meziou Knani & Khlif

    Pangaea Securities

    Perigeum

    Viva Africa

Other Advisors

    ABSA Capital

    EBS Advisory

    ERM

    Stanbic IBTC

Fund Administrators

    Abax Services

    Augentius

    Axis

    Intercontinental Trust

    Maitland

    SANNE

    SGG

    Trident Trust

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Dipo Olowookere is a journalist based in Nigeria that has passion for reporting business news stories. At his leisure time, he watches football and supports 3SC of Ibadan.

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