AFSIC is believed to be the largest Africa investment event taking place annually outside Africa and has become one of the most important conduits of investment into Africa.
Chairman & CEO
Mr. Farrell is the Chairman & CEO of Privos Capital, a global Multi-Family Office LP (MFO). Privos partners with single family offices, multi-family offices, sovereign and royal families, their funds, foundations, and portfolio companies, in leading financial centers, as well as in the BRICS, N-11, and Frontier Countries of the Emerging Markets. The firm’s main business is working exclusively with its family office LP partners on global expansionist activities, capital allocations, strategic alliances, joint ventures, secondaries, directs, co-investments, and philanthropy. Privos has been active in Africa for many years in various sectors, including transportation, alternative energy, consumer, technology
Privos is active up and down the capital stack across most sectors, including technology, new media, real estate, alternative energy, life science, biotech, fashion, aviation, and infrastructure. In Los Angeles, we focus on film finance, gaming, and entertainment. In London, Luxembourg and Geneva, we serve our European and Arab family office partners while in Hong Kong we work with our Chinese, Japanese, Australian, Korean, and ASEAN region family office LPs.
In Africa, Privos has been active in various sectors, including transportation, alternative energy, agriculture, financial services, consumer goods, infrastructure, and telecommunications. A Privos Managing Director has spoken on stage at the United Nations in New York about Africa and the need for increased capital flows into the continent.
As a firm, Privos partners with our family office partners (SFO, MFO, HNWI, UHNWI) as allocators of capital across diverse asset classes, including private equity, venture capital, and hedge funds. We are active globally in Sustainable Investing (SI), Impact Investing, ESG, and SRI. Our firm is one of the leading multi-family office LP focused on moving large capital resources to help finance the 17 SDGs while achieving positive returns.
Mr. Farrell has lived and worked in New York, London, Europe, and the Middle East. He is one of the leading experts on the world-wide investments and fund allocations of global family offices. Mr. Farrell is a member of the Board of international asset management firm, serves as a senior strategic advisor to one of the largest sovereign wealth funds in the world, a leading private equity fund, and a London and Silicon Valley technology accelerator that was involved in the launch of Uber, Spotify, Zappos, and other unicorns. Prior to joining Privos, Mr. Farrell was an equity partner in an international law firm. He is a frequent speaker world-wide at private equity, family office, ESG, sustainable investing, and alternative investing conferences from AVCJ in Hong Kong to the Harvard Club in New York. He has been featured in Bloomberg and the financial press. Mr. Farrell has four sons, two of whom attended Phillips Exeter Academy where Mr. Farrell served as a student advisor and mentor for many years.