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Key Sessions

Yewande Sadiku

Securing and supporting foreign investment in Africa: have we left it too late?

NIPC

V. Shankar

Africa in the global context: finding a successful path to development

Gateway Partners

08:30 - 09:00 30 mins
Main agenda
Registration
09:00 - 09:05 5 mins
Main agenda
Chair’s opening remarks
  • Chair Stuart Bedford - Partner, Linklaters
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09:05 - 09:25 20 mins
Main agenda
Securing and supporting foreign investment in Africa: have we left it too late?
  • Yewande Sadiku - CEO, NIPC
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10:00 - 10:30 30 mins
Main agenda
Show us the Exits!
  • Moderator Nicholas Hughes - Partner, Clifford Chance LLP
  • Panellists Christoph Evard - Partner, Kibo Capital Partners
  • Nnena Nkongho - Principal, DiGAME Investment Company
  • Ziad Oueslati - Founding Partner, AfricInvest
  • Albert Alsina - Founder & CEO, Mediterrania Capital Partners
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10:30 - 11:00 30 mins
Main agenda
Networking break
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11:00 - 11:40 40 mins
Main agenda
Africa in the context of emerging markets
  • Moderator Mark O'Hare - Founder & Chief Executive, Preqin
  • Panellists Carola Bose - Director Corporates & Funds Africa, DEG
  • David Cooke - Partner, Actis
  • Eric Kump - Head of Africa Fund and Managing Director, The Carlyle Group
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How is Africa performing compared to other emerging markets? What opportunities can be realised in Africa and not elsewhere? What can African deal makers learn from peers in other developing markets?

11:40 - 12:00 20 mins
Main agenda
Africa in the global context: finding a successful path to development
  • Speaker V. Shankar - Chief Executive Officer & Partner, Gateway Partners
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  • Global economic and geo-political developments and their impact on Africa
  • What role will FDI and intra-Africa trade play in enabling the industrial development of Africa? 
  • Where will the growth opportunities come from? 
  • What development models will work best for Africa compared to what has succeeded in other global markets?
12:00 - 12:30 30 mins
Main agenda
Francophone Africa
  • Moderator Marcos Sampablo - Deputy Head of Francophone Advisory,, CrossBoundary
  • Panellists Eric Osiakwan - Managing Partner, Chanzo Capital
  • Hatim Ben Ahmed - Partner, Mediterrania Capital Partners
  • Luc Rigouzzo - Managing Partner, Amethis Finance
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  • Exploring Francophone Africa’s attributes: what makes it an attractive destination for private equity investors on the continent?
  • What are the potential synergies in terms of regional expansion between Francophone North Africa and Francophone West Africa?
  • Is capital deployment on the uptake in Francophone Africa?
  • Côte d’Ivoire – an economy to watch
12:30 - 13:00 30 mins
Main agenda
“Too Hot to Touch” closed door session: Is African honeymoon over?
  • Facilitators Paul Boynton - CEO, Old Mutual Alternative Investments (Pty) Ltd
  • Eric Kump - Head of Africa Fund and Managing Director, The Carlyle Group
  • Luc Rigouzzo - Managing Partner, Amethis Finance
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LP perspective on investing in Africa: facing the fears and dispersing uncertainties. Does the continent offer enough investment opportunity to absorb all the dry powder? GPs on value creation and ensuring deal flow in the current environment. Perceived risk versus reality

12:30 - 13:00 30 mins
Main agenda
Capitalising on the real Africa growth story
  • Speaker David Cooke - Partner, Actis
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Thematic investing to focus on micro rather than macro investing 

13:00 - 14:00 60 mins
Main agenda
Networking lunch break
14:00 - 14:00 0 mins
TRACK A: Investment strategies
Chair’s opening remarks
  • Track Chair Esther Ndeti - Executive Director, EAVCA
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14:00 - 14:00 0 mins
TRACK B: Country and sector-specific investments
Chair opening Remarks
  • Chair Matt Fifield - Partner, Pacific Road Capital
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14:00 - 14:30 30 mins
TRACK A: Investment strategies
Impact investing
  • Panellists Michiel Timmerman - Founder and Managing Partner, Mbuyu Capital Partners
  • Andrea Heinzer - CIO, OBVIAM
  • Daniel Kranzler - Venture Partner, Capria Ventures
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What is the relationship between impact investing and private equity: do they work together or against each other? Best strategies for generating a measurable social and environmental impact alongside financial returns

14:00 - 14:30 30 mins
TRACK B: Country and sector-specific investments
Sector specialization and portfolio diversification
  • Moderator Stephan Breban - Board Member, Dean Wetton Advisory
  • Panellists Magchiel Groot - Senior Investment Officer, Private Equity, FMO
  • Magellan Makhlouf - Co-Founder & Managing Director, CedarBridge Partners
  • Idan Segal - Founding Partner & CIO, Convergence Partners
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14:30 - 15:00 30 mins
TRACK A: Investment strategies
Private credit
  • Moderator Funsho Allu - Partner, TIA Capital LLC
  • Panellists David Damiba - Partner, Credit, Helios Investment Partners LLP
  • Peter Maila - Investment Director, CDC Group
  • Walid Cherif - Senior Managing Director, Gulf Capital
  • Jean Craven - Director & Founding Partner, Barak Fund Management
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  • Evaluating the performance of distressed debt and mezzanine
  • Senior debt vs Junior debt vs Equity
  • Infrastructure debt: evaluating growth potential
14:30 - 15:00 30 mins
TRACK B: Country and sector-specific investments
LP appetite for investing in sector-specific funds
  • Moderator Matt Fifield - Partner, Pacific Road Capital
  • Panellists Thomas Klein - Vice President, DEG
  • Stephen O'Neill - Co-Founder & Managing Director, 57 Stars
  • Suneel Kaji - Director –Emerging Markets & Co-Investments, UTIMCO
  • Sam Mehta - Director, The Atlas Family Office
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15:00 - 15:45 45 mins
TRACK A: Investment strategies
Non-traditional PE structures: permanent capital vehicles and longer terms capital structures
  • Moderator Bafana Molomo - Lead Transaction Advisor, Botswana Development Corporation
  • Panellists Zain Latif - CEO, TLG Capital
  • Zeyn Angamia - Executive Director, Adinah Capital Partners
  • Nana Sao - Partner, Head of Africa, Africa Capitalworks
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Private Equity versus Permanent Capital: Pros and Cons

15:00 - 15:45 45 mins
TRACK B: Country and sector-specific investments
Roundtable discussions
  • Infrastructure Facilitator Aymeric Saha - Managing Director, NASP-USAID Investment Partnership
  • Fintech Facilitator Maurizio Caio - Managing Partner, Tlcom Capital LLP
  • Agribusiness Facilitator Gonçalo Neves-Correia - Founding Partner and CEO, ThirdWay Africa Partners
  • Healthcare Facilitator Quinton Zunga - Chief Executive Officer, RH Bophelo
  • Energy & Renewables Facilitator Romain Py - Investment Director, Head of Transactions, African Infrastructure Investment Managers (AIIM)
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  • Infrastructure
  • Agribusiness
  • Fintech
  • Healthcare
  • Energy and renewables
15:45 - 16:15 30 mins
Main agenda
Networking break
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16:15 - 16:45 30 mins
TRACK A: Investment strategies
Smart Africa: Investing in venture & tech
  • Moderator Wim van der Beek - Founding Partner, Goodwell Investments
  • Panellists Eghosa Omoigui - Managing General Partner, EchoVC Partners
  • Nnena Nkongho - Principal, DiGAME Investment Company
  • Mbwana Alliy - Managing Partner, Savannah Fund
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Discovering the latest tech opportunities. Practical tips from active investors in Africa’s venture and tech sector. Key themes in fintech investing 

16:15 - 16:45 30 mins
TRACK B: Country and sector-specific investments
Where to invest?
  • Speaker Afsane Jetha - Managing Partner & CEO, Alta Semper Capital LLP
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Generating returns through country-specific investments. Analysing recent transactions and deal flow and capital raised in Africa’s key regions

16:45 - 17:20 35 mins
TRACK B: Country and sector-specific investments
How best to invest in Africa?
  • Moderator Darshan Daya - Co-Founder and Principal, Capitalworks Investment Partners
  • Panellists Jide Olanrewaju - Partner, TPG Growth
  • Zain Laher - Co-founder and Partner, Kleoss Capital
  • Michiel Timmerman - Founder and Managing Partner, Mbuyu Capital Partners
  • Charles Ogunwuyi - Chief Operating Officer, Coronation Capital
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Global emerging market funds, Pan-African, regional or country specific: which strategy works best?

16:45 - 17:20 35 mins
TRACK A: Investment strategies
The future of financial services in Africa
  • Esther Ndeti - Executive Director, EAVCA
  • Ed Higenbottam - Managing Director, Verdant Capital
  • Chijioke Dozie - Co-Founder and CEO, OneFi
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Exploring strategic, technical and operational issues and the roles they play in changing the market landscape. Finding new ways to compete in an era of unprecedented digital change

17:20 - 18:00 40 mins
TRACK A: Investment strategies
LP-only “Too Hot To Touch” closed door session
  • Facilitators Setor Lassey - Investment Manager, CDC Group
  • Mitchell Strauss - Special Advisor for Socially Responsible Investment Finance, OPIC
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  • What is the preferred route to accessing African private equity for new investors?
  • LPs on socially responsible investing
17:20 - 18:00 40 mins
TRACK B: Country and sector-specific investments
Roundtable Discussions
  • MENA Facilitator Walid Cherif - Senior Managing Director, Gulf Capital
  • West Africa Facilitator Eric Idiahi - Co-Founder & Partner, Verod Capital Management
  • East Africa Facilitator Saskia Van der Mast - Investment Manager, DOB Equity
  • South Africa Facilitator Phillip Myburgh - Partner, Ethos Mezzanine Partners
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 Mezzanine investments in North and sub-Saharan Africa:

  • Opportunities and Challenges for Investors (specific focus on the North African landscape)
  • Attracting GCC investors to Africa – Opportunities and Challenges
  • The Role of Mezzanine in accompanying Private Equity investors in Africa through Investments and Exits
18:00 - 20:00 120 mins
Main agenda
End of Day 1 and offsite networking drinks reception
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