Private Equity in Africa


Creating value to maximise impact and returns

It is an interesting time for the African continent, its economies and geo-politics. The private equity industry is facing changeable, challenging circumstances, in addition to new opportunities. Following a troublesome 2016 when just US$1.3bn was raised comparatively to US$4.6bn in 2015 (Preqin), fundraising is set for an interesting year with a number of expected fund launches and closes. Additionally, exits are under the spotlight as the extension to exit becomes more common.

These and other topics will be featured at the FT and EMPEA's 2017 Private Equity in Africa summit. Key players in the African private equity market will discuss how international developments and structural changes are impacting the African market.

Private equity funds and investors will draw on real examples of specific deals, success stories and existing challenges, during panel discussions and case study presentations which will delve into both specific regions and sectors. Sessions will include, amongst others:

  • Opening Interview: The Experience of a Portfolio Company CEO;
  • Panel Discussion: Africa in a Global Context: Will it Survive or Thrive?;
  • LP Panel Discussion: Who is Investing and What is Driving Their Decisions; and
  • Panel Discussion: Engaging the Local Market.

For more information, please visit the event website.