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Inside Perspectives: An Interview with African Capital Alliance’s Okechukwu Enelamah

Okechukwu (“Okey”) Enelamah, a Founder and Chief Executive Officer of African Capital Alliance (ACA), spoke with Nadiya Satyamurthy of EMPEA’s Research Department during the 14th Annual Global Private Equity Conference in Washington, D.C. to share his insights on the opportunity set in Africa and offered his advice on how to convert growing LP interest in the region into capital commitments. ACA is a private equity firm investing in West Africa, principally in Nigeria and countries in the Gulf of Guinea. With over US$700 million in fund capital raised to date, ACA is focused on mobilizing capital, technology and management resources from local and international sources to unlock Africa’s private sector potential.

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