2014 Private Equity Africa Award Winners

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Congratulations to the winners of the 3rd Annual Private Equity Africa Awards.

The Private Equity Africa Awards exclusively celebrated the achievements of GP Investors and Advisors in 2013.

The final award winners were selected by an independent panel of judges.  See list of judges below.

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OUTSTANDING LEADERSHIP AWARD

Henry Obi, Partner, Helios Investment Partners  

This accolade is awarded based on voting by leading industry investors.

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HOUSE OF THE YEAR

Sub-Saharan House of the Year

The Abraaj Group

>Award collected by Lloyd West, Director, The Abraaj Group

Top 3 nominees

>The Abraaj Group

>Investec Asset Management

>Standard Chartered Private Equity

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House Recognitions

Credit House: Investec Asset Management

>Award collected by Francois van der Spuy Head of Private Investments at Investec Asset Management

Industry Game Changer: Adlevo Capital – Technology

>Award collected by Yemi Lalude, Managing Partner, Adlevo Capital

Francophone Africa House: XSML

 >Award collected by Barthout van Slingelandt, Managing Partner, XSML

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EXIT OF THE YEAR

Societe d’Articles Hygieniques (SAH) by Emerging Capital Partners

>Award collected by Andrew Brown, Partner, Emerging Capital Partners

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DEAL OF THE YEAR

Large Cap Deal of the Year

Petrobas Africa by Helios

> Award collected by Henry Obi , Partner, Helios & Sam Senbanjo, Principal, Helios

Mid Cap Deal of the Year

Zambia Energy Corporation (CEC) by Standard Chartered PE

 >Award collected by Ronald Tamale, Director, Standard Chartered Private Equity

Small Cap Deal of the Year

 Guanomad by DataBank

>Award collected by Brian Frimpong, Managing Partner, Databank

Special Recognition Deal

Landmark Deal

Fan Milk by Abraaj Group

>Award collected by Lloyd West, Director, Abraaj Group and Geetha Tharmaratnam, Director, Abraaj Group 

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ADVISOR OF THE YEAR

Fund Administration

Trident Fund Services

>Award collected by Karine Seguin, Business Development Director, Trident

 

 Overall Legal Advisor

Clifford Chance

>Award collected by Spencer Baylin Partner at Clifford Chance

Funds Legal Advisor

King & Wood Mallesons SJ Berwin

> Award collected by Cindy Valentine, Partner,  KWM SJ Berwin

Deals Legal Advisor

Webber Wentzel

>Award collected by Mark Linington Director, Webber Wentzel

Single Deal Advisor

Dentons  for Petrobras Africa

 >Award collected by Raj Kulasingam, Senior Counsel, Dentons

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PORTFOLIO COMPANY OF THE YEAR

Development Impact

Emerging Capital Partners for Finagestion

>Award collected by Andrew Brown, Partner, Emerging Capital Partners

Innovation

LeapFrog Investments for Milvik – BIMA

>Award collected by Niclas Thelander, Executive Director, LeapFrog

Improvement

Duet Group for Dashen Brewery

>Award collected by Afsane Jetha Managing Director Duet Private Equity

Social Impact

Emerging Capital Partners for  Finagestion

>Award collected by Andrew Brown, Partner, Emerging Capital Partners

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SPECIAL RECOGNITION

The event also recognised investors, advisors and individuals that had delivered exceptional transactions during 2013 that do not fall into the main award categories.

Entrepreneur Award: Tosan Jemide, Founder & CEO,  Topcrust Bakery

Frontier Deal – Zimbabwe: TLG CAPITAL for NMB Bank

Portfolio Expansion: Satya Capital for GTB Bank

North Africa Consumer Deal: Actis for Editda

East Africa Logistics Deal: Jacana & Soros for DSM Corridor

Frontier Deal – Malawi: Phatisa for Farming and Engineering Services (FES)

Deal Legal Advisor: Linklaters  for Zambia Energy Corporation (CEC)

Region Legal Advisor: Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer for North Africa

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 JUDGES (Main Awards Categories Only)

>Arnaud de Cremiers, Partner, Adam Street Partners

>Dushy Sivanithy, Principal,Pantheon Ventures

>Vivina Berla, Senior Partner,Sarona Asset Management

>John Rowland, Managing Partner, White Lake

>Mark Florman, Director, Time Partners

>Matthew Craig-Greene, Head of Research, Pivot Partners

>Charles Rose, Chairman, Hainsford

>Arjette van den Berg, Independent Private Equity Advisor

>Thomas Ferede, Independent Private Equity Advisor

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