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4 - 6 December 2017
The Westin Cape Town,
Cape Town

Learn, network and do deals

Where the African private equity community comes together to be inspired and discover new opportunities

550+ Attendees. 140+ Speakers. Africa's largest private equity and venture capital conference.

We return to Cape Town in 2017!

Make your company the one everyone is taking about at this year's event. 

Find out how you can stand out from the crowd.

Editor's pick of the key conversations that took place in Cape Town

F.W. de Klerk interview

F.W. de Klerk shares his views on Africa, Corruption, the ANC and Donald Trump

What is the most important thing every start-up should consider?

Maria Pienaar, Chief Information Officer at Cell C discusses ‘What is the most important thing every start-up should consider?

The coming of age of permanent capital vehicles in Africa

Africa has a high concentration of ambitious entrepreneurs who, with the right support, will pave the way for a more prosperous future for the continent

Highlights from last year


SuperReturn Africa in just 40 seconds....

The leading private equity event focused on Africa

The gateway into Africa’s Private Equity and venture capital communities

The 5th annual SuperReturn Africa allowed attendees to mix with with a high level assembly of senior industry decision-makers. This landmark Africa-focused conference once again raised the bar for the quality of its attendees and its superb networking.

The programme was designed for great networking – both formal and informal – and quality debates and exchanges, allowing to create numerous invaluable contacts and have great face to face conversations with people. Saving everyone countless air miles!

The programme content informed and inspired. With a speaker panel made up of global industry innovators and more regionally focused private equity specialists.

New for 2016
  • Pre-conference summit focused on African entrepreneurship and Venture Capital
  • Start-up innovation platform. We are pleased to announce the Start-up Academy Winner - a Zimbabwian start-up company "Imhanya" and its CEO Ketan Patel  
  • A special focus on Frontier Markets
  • A series of interactive roundtable discussions and debates
  • “Too Hot to Touch” sessions
  • On-stage speaker interviews and interactive Q&A sessions
Creating New Contacts And Building Relationships

The event featured both structured and less-formal networking sessions, including:

  • Evening Networking Receptions
  • One-to-One Meetings
  • The MySuperReturn online networking app, allowing you to view the delegate list in advance and set up meetings with other attendees
  • Extended coffee breaks

Meet the movers and shakers in African Private Equity

550+
Global Private Equity Professionals
150+
Local and International LPs
200+
World Leading GPs

Brand New SuperReturn Africa Advisory Board

The Board met to hear reports on current plans and brand activity

Conference attendees had a chance to hear from Board members about their views & future development priorities, with key practical issues surrounding private equity and venture capital industry in relation to the planned events.The Advisory Board suggested new ways of growing visitor audience, identifying, prioritising and mapping of industry hot topics, current and future trends and challenges to the relevant market segments. They also provided guidance in developing SuperReturn Africa business strategy with correct alignment of content with event visitors and sponsors.

Watch out for the announcement of 2017 SuperReturn Africa Advisory Board.

The new board - 4 renowned GPs:
  • Hurley Doddy, Managing Director, Founding Partner and co-Chief Executive Officer, Emerging Capital Partners 
  • Eric Kump, Managing Director and co-Head, The Carlyle Group
  • Jide Olanrewaju, Partner, TPG Growth 
  • Henry Obi, Chief Operating Officer, Helios Investment Partners
The new board - 4 leading LPs:
  • Ibrahim Sagna, Head of Financial Advisory, Africa Finance Corporation
  • Paul Boynton, CEO, Old Mutual Investment Group
  • Lynn Nguyen, Managing Director, PE Funds Portfolio, OPIC 
  • Shane Rogel, Managing Director, South Suez Capital

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Principal Legal Sponsors

Start-up Academy Partners