Bunmi Adeoye, Principal & Head TMT- ACA, has been featured in the Datasite Euromoney report 2022, titled “The New State of M& A- Africa, Middle East & Turkey.” In the report, Bunmi Adeoye shares key insights on the power of data and tech in diligence and dealmaking.
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ACA held its 2022 Investor Conference as a virtual event on June 7, 2022. The ACA Investor Conference holds annually as a closed session and is attended by investors in the ACA-managed funds. It provided an opportunity to report on trends and progress in various portfolios.
A keynote was delivered by Charlie Robertson, Renaissance Capital’s Global Chief Economist and Head of the Firm’s macro-strategy unit, who discussed global trends across key markets, concluding with long-term winning recommendations for African economies, comprising a focus on Education, Electricity/power generation and reduced fertility rates (impacting higher savings) in these economies.
To commemorate Children’s Day, which holds annually on May 27th, ValuAlliance Asset Management Limited (“ValuAlliance”), this year, facilitated the Money Value Education (“MoVE”) Programme for children in Lagos, Nigeria.
The MoVE programme is a financial literacy initiative of ValuAlliance aimed at inculcating in young children the knowledge and skills needed to manage money effectively. This premier event had wealth management experts deliver a rich curriculum highlighting the basics of money management, budgeting, saving, debt, investing, and charitable giving in a fun and highly interactive manner amidst a few exciting games.
ValuAlliance Asset Management Limited (“ValuAlliance”) is a member of the African Capital Alliance (“ACA”) group. Incorporated in 2007, ValuAlliance is registered and licensed by the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) of Nigeria as a Fund/Portfolio Manager to provide investment management and advisory services to institutional investors and high-net-worth individuals.
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.
ValuAlliance is pleased to announce that the fund risk rating of its Money Market Fund has been reviewed upward from A(f) to A+(f) by Agusto & Co., one of Nigeria’s rating agencies. The rating reflects the Fund’s low exposure to credit, liquidity, and interest rate risks and the strict adherence to regulatory and internal guidelines.
Within the review period (March 2021 – February 2022), the Fund held an average of 30% of net assets in Federal Government of Nigeria (FGN) securities, which are rated ‘Aaa’ on the national rating scale.
Funds rated ‘A+(f)’ are believed to have low to moderate exposure to downside risk (impairment to the net asset value) in the medium term. The Fund’s main objective is to continue providing investors with a steady return on capital, liquidity, and capital preservation by making credible investments in a diversified portfolio of high-quality, short-term money market instruments.
About the ValuAlliance Money Market Fund
ValuAlliance Money Market Fund is an open-end collective investment scheme promoted and managed by ValuAlliance Asset Management Limited (‘ValuAlliance’)- a wholly-owned subsidiary of the African Capital Alliance (ACA) Group.
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