The Private Equity Africa Awards will recognise the achievements of GP Investors and Advisors in 2016.
The recognition period covers deal-making and fundraising between 1st January and 31st December 2016.
The final award winners will be selected by an independent panel of judges.
Entry deadline: extended to 11th April 2017
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 2016. 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 2016. 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 2012 and 2016, 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. Subcategories include global and local advisor.
FINANCIAL ADVISOR OF THE YEAR
The category looks at financial advisor services provided in 2016.
FUND ADMINISTRATOR OF THE YEAR
The category looks at fund administration services provided in 2016.
SINGLE DEAL ADVISOR OF THE YEAR
The category recognises single deal achievements in 2016. Subcategories include legal, financial and other services.
SINGLE FUND ADVISOR OF THE YEAR
The category recognises single fund achievements in 2016. Subcategories include legal, financial and other services.
SOCIAL IMPACT AWARD
Venture Philanthropy Africa Award
This category recognises the investors’ and advisors’ corporate social responsibility efforts across the continent.
Entry deadline: 11th April 2017