The Private Equity & Venture Capital industry in East Africa will take to the red carpet on Friday 29 November, 2019 to join the East Africa Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (EAVCA) to mark another outstanding year of deals in the region and recognize the contribution of PE & VC to the growth of the regional industry.

The ceremony will bring together the investor community for an evening of networking and musical entertainment wrapped in a spirit of festivity.

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The Black-Tie themed Gala Dinner will also host the EAVCA Industry Awards to recognize and celebrate the industry’s successes in the region over the past 12 months.

The 2019 nominees for each category are:

East Africa Leadership Award

1. Ayisi Makatiani (Fanisi Capital)
2. Darshan Chandaria (Chandaria Capital)
3. David Owino (Ascent Capital)
4. James Mworia (Centum Investment)
5. Sheel Gill (KPMG)
6. Michael Turner (Actis Africa)

Woman Investor Award

1. Berhane Demissie (Cepheus Growth Capital Partners)
2. Brigit van Dijk – van de Reijt (DOB Equity)
3. Martha Osier (Adenia Partners)
4. Runa Alam (Development Partners International, DPI)
5. Sarah Ngamau (Creadev International)

Legal Advisor Award

1. ALN Kenya | Anjarwalla & Khanna (A&K)
2. Bowmans (Coulson Harney LLP)
3. Dentons Hamilton Harrison & Mathews
4. Iseme Kamau &  Maema Advocates

Financial Advisor Award

1. CrossBoundary Advisory
2. EY
3. I&M Burbidge Capital Limited
5. Open Capital Advisors

Impact Investment Firm Award

1. AHL Venture Partners
2. Chandaria Capital
3. DOB Equity
4. Exeo Capital
5. Novastar Ventures

Small-Cap Deal Award (up to $10M)

2. Creadev International
3. Kibo Capital Partners
4. DOB Equity
5. AHL Venture Partners
6. Chandaria Capital
7. TLG Capital

Mid-Cap  Deal Award ($10M – $50M)

1. Adenia Partners
2. Emerging Capital Partners (ECP)
3. Actis Africa
4. TLG Capital
5. Catalyst Principal Partners
6. African Infrastructure Investment Managers (AIIM)

Large-Cap Deal Award (>$50M)

1. Actis Africa
2. AfricInvest/Catalyst Principal Partners
3. Centum Investment Company Plc
4. IFC

Exit Award

1. AfricInvest
2. African Infrastructure Investment Managers (AIIM)
3. AHL Venture Partners
4. Centum Investment Company Plc
5. Fanisi Capital
6. Pearl Capital Partners
7. TLG Capital