Following the world’s slow recovery from the COVID 19 pandemic, AVCA hosted its 18th Annual Conference in Dakar, Senegal, this year as a hybrid industry gathering (comprising an in-person and virtual attendance), a first since 2019.
The AVCA 2022 Annual Conference themed” Private Capital in Africa at a Crossroads” had leading industry practitioners delve deeper into honest conversations, sharing balanced views on the current state of Africa’s private equity and venture capital industry, celebrating accomplishments, and setting out a plan of action to tackle the challenges encountered.
Benjamin (“Ben”) Dabrah, Partner & Lead, Value Creation at ACA, was a speaker at the conference and contributed to one of the panel discussions titled “A Rocky Road: How to Create Value and Secure Exits in Africa.”
In speaking about the concept of value creation for investee companies, Ben shared insights into ACA’s approach on the subject, “When we think about value creation, we think about things that we can do with the companies we invest in that makes them much more attractive and valuable by the time we are exiting, than they would otherwise have been without our involvement. At ACA, we see value creation as an integral part of the deal sourcing and deal origination through to exits.”
The Annual AVCA Conference brings together world-class investors, policymakers, and business leaders for interactive sessions, solutions-driven dialogue, and dynamic networking.