Actis, AfricInvest and Helios among Companies Shortlisted as Possible Winners for 2018 Private Equity Africa Awards

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Private Equity Africa (PEA) a London-based financial information provider that operates in under-served global financial markets, has announced its shortlist for its 7th Annual GP & Advisor Awards (PEA Awards).

Actis, AfricInvest and Helios Among are among the companies shortlisted as possible winners for 2018 Private Equity Africa Awards

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

Actis, a multi asset emerging market investor, has been shortlisted in several Award categories, including Deal of the Year, and House of the Year.

AfricInvest, an investment and financial services company based in Tunisia, has also been nominated in the same categories.

Helios, a private equity investing firm operating in Africa and based in London, has been nominated in several categories as well and has been recognized for its recent investments in infrastructure.

Other companies that made the shortlist include Local and Frontier Legal Advisors such as Aluko & Oyebode, Anjarwalla & Khanna, Banwo & Ighodalo, Bentsi-Enchill, Letsa & Ankomah, Bowmans, Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr, ENSafrica and Olajide Oyewole among others.

Small-Cap and Venture Capital firms that made the shortlist include Pointbreak – Khomas Solar Saver, Quona Capital – AllLife, Sahel Capital – Crest Agro, Synergy Capital – Dimension Data, Northstar, Teranga Capital – OuiCarry, Verod – Oreon Education, and XSML – Monishop among many others.

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.

“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,” Gail Mwamba, the Awards Chair and Editor of Private Equity Africa, said.

“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,” she added.

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