Yemisi Akinbo, Principal ACA, was a speaker in a Thematic Stream segment on Healthcare, at the AVCA 2021 Conference. The discussions held on the second day of the conference centered around investments in the healthcare sector. The panel shared insights based on their experience in the space, the challenges in Africa, as well as the opportunities yet to be tapped.
In discussing the outlook of the sector, one of Yemisi’s highlights was that “Healthcare has a lot of opportunities but the lack of capital and funding discourages skilled people from joining the sector to make it more attractive. This is why we need specialist funds to scale the industry.”
The Annual AVCA Conference brings together world-class investors, policymakers, and business leaders for interactive sessions, solutions-driven dialogue, and dynamic networking. This year, AVCA is celebrating 20 years of pioneering industry research, advocacy, and promoting private investment in Africa
AVCA’s maiden virtual conference; the AVCA 2021 Conference, opened on Tuesday, April 20th, 2021, with amazing panel discussions and knowledge-sharing between leading industry practitioners. The conference theme “Resilience, Resurgence & Results” summarizes the position of the African private equity industry, as AVCA celebrates 20 years of collaboration, growth, and support with key stakeholders in the industry.
Okechukwu (Okey) Enelamah, Chairman, ACA, was a speaker at the first Fireside Chat of the conference, themed: African Private Equity Industry Pioneers. This session sponsored by ACA convened some of the pioneers that contributed to laying the foundation of the African Private Equity Industry. The insightful discussions explored their motivations and learnings with investing in African private equity and how the industry has evolved over the past 30+ years.
One of the highlights from the discussion which emphasized the role of private capital as a force for good was captured by Okey, “Private equity (PE) in Africa is smarter. The fundamentals of Africa remain, and PE has matured. People are looking to make some money, but they really care and are passionate about creating impact.”
The Annual AVCA Conference brings together world-class investors, policymakers, and business leaders for interactive sessions, solutions-driven dialogue, and dynamic networking. This year, AVCA is celebrating 20 years of pioneering industry research, advocacy, and promoting private investment in Africa.
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African Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (AVCA) featured two of ACA’s Partners; Paul Kokoricha, Partner and Fund Manager, CAPE Funds, and Ron Mincy, Partner, Deal Team, and Investor Relations in the AVCA Member Interview segment of their March 2021 Newsletter.
In this interview, they both share valuable insights on the evolution of private equity in West Africa, and the importance of value creation when preparing investments for exits.