The Private Equity Africa Awards will recognise the achievements of Investors and Advisors in 2018.
The recognition period covers deal-making and fundraising between 1st January and 31st December 2018.
The final award winners will be selected by an independent panel of judges.
Entry deadline: 30 June 2019.
PRIVATE EQUITY HOUSE OF THE YEAR
The Private Equity House of the Year category recognises investment activity across various regions, with emphasis on deal-making activity, commitment, strategy, development and social impact. Subcategories include Regional Investor, Fundraiser, Frontier GP and SME Investor.
CREDIT INVESTOR OF THE YEAR
This category looks at investment activity in the credit space across Africa during 2018. Judges will look at deal-making, fundraising, strategy and social & development impact.
DEAL OF THE YEAR
The Deal of the Year category looks at individual deals closed in 2018. The judges are looking for evidence of innovation, potential development and social impact, uniqueness and deal size. Subcategories include debt and infrastructure deals.
EXIT OF THE YEAR
The Exit of the Year category looks at the returns, innovativeness of exit, size of the deal, value added by investor, development and social impact, holding period and deal uniqueness.
PORTFOLIO COMPANY OF THE YEAR
In the Portfolio Company of the Year category, the judges look for evidence of value added by the investor after acquiring the company, in specific sub-categories.
This category looks at entrepreneurs who have received private equity capital between 2013 and 2018, and their achievements.
LEGAL ADVISOR OF THE YEAR
In this category, the judges look for evidence of commitment to the region, overall legal fund and transaction services provided, volumes and geographical reach.
FINANCIAL ADVISOR OF THE YEAR
The category looks at financial advisory services provided in 2018. Subcategories include investor and corporate advisory services.
LOCAL ADVISOR OF THE YEAR
The category looks at services provided by local advisors in 2018. Subcategories include legal, financial, due diligence and other services.
FUND ADMINISTRATOR OF THE YEAR
The category looks at fund administration services provided in 2018.
SINGLE DEAL ADVISOR OF THE YEAR
The category recognises single deal achievements in 2018. Subcategories include legal, financial and other services.
VENTURE PHILANTHROPY AFRICA AWARD
This category recognises the investors and advisors corporate social responsibility efforts across the continent.