Friday, 18 May 2018

Private Equity Africa Awards, 12th June 2018, London – Shortlist Announced

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

LONDON, United Kingdom, May 18, 2018/ -- Private Equity Africa (PEA) (www.PrivateEquityAfrica.com) is pleased to announce the shortlist for its 7th Annual GP & Advisor Awards (PEA Awards).

This year’s Awards Gala Dinner will be hosted at the prestigious 5-Star Langham Hotel in London, on 12th June 2018. This follows the PEA LP-GP Investor Summit, a full day event. 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.

Gail Mwamba, the Awards Chair and Editor of Private Equity Africa, said:

“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.”

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

Distributed by APO Group on behalf of Private Equity Africa (PEA).

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