Private Equity Africa Awards Shortlist Announced

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

Private Equity Africa (PEA) (www.PrivateEquityAfrica.com) has announced 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

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