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Key Sessions

Ian Steff

Keynote address: Private equity and venture capital: U.S. business perspectives

US Department of Commerce

J. Steven Dowd

The future of emerging markets finance

African Development Bank

Paul Mashatile

Keynote Guest Address

African National Congress (ANC)

Nov 06
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08:30 - 09:00 30 mins
Registration
09:00 - 09:05 5 mins
Day 1
Chair’s opening remarks
  • Angela Simpson - Partner, Webber Wentzel
09:05 - 09:30 25 mins
Day 1
Keynote address: Private equity and venture capital: U.S. business perspectives
  • Ian Steff - Assistant Secretary, US Department of Commerce
09:30 - 09:50 20 mins
Day 1
The future of emerging markets finance
  • J. Steven Dowd - Executive Director Representing the United States of America, African Development Bank
09:50 - 10:20 30 mins
Day 1
LP perspectives

Who is allocating to Africa and are certain strategies and structures favoured right now? What do LPs wish they had known the first time they invested in Africa?

  • Moderator Hany Assaad - Co-founder and Chief Portfolio & Risk Officer, Avanz Capital
  • Panellists Frank Dunlevy - Counselor to the President and CEO, and Vice President, Investment Funds Department, OPIC
  • Christine Kapkusum Ndiwa - Investment Officer, IFC
  • Vikram Raju - Portfolio Manager, Head of Emerging Markets, Morgan Stanley Alternative Investment Partners
10:20 - 10:55 35 mins
Day 1
Looking back to look forward

Where have the returns come from in the past for African private equity and are the conditions right to repeat these successes? What has worked and importantly, what has not? Are certain market segments overfunded and what has this meant for valuations?

  • Moderator Nigel Wellings - Partner, Joint Head of Corporate, London, Clifford Chance LLP
  • Panellists Eric Kump - Managing Director and Partner, Head of the Carlyle Sub Sahara Africa Fund, The Carlyle Group
  • Clarisa De Franco - Managing Director, Head of Africa Funds, CDC Group
  • George Ombima - Head of Africa Capitalization Fund, IFC Asset Management Company
10:55 - 11:25 30 mins
Networking break
11:25 - 12:05 40 mins
Day 1
Next steps for future success

What comes next for African private equity? We are beyond ‘Africa Rising’ so what needs to change to continue to develop the investor base? As well as private equity, is the trend of private equity houses diversifying into growth equity, VC, and private credit an encouraging one? Is the cross-border opportunity worth exploring further? And how is impact investment developing a commercial edge while retaining a measurable impact?

  • Moderator Tom Alabaster - Investment Funds Partner, Linklaters
  • Panellists Siby Diabira - Regional Head, Southern Africa & Indian Ocean, Proparco
  • Yemi Lalude - Managing Partner, TPG Africa
  • Paul Boynton - CEO, Old Mutual Alternative Investments (Pty) Ltd
  • Aziz Mebarek - Co-Founder, AfricInvest
12:05 - 12:30 25 mins
Day 1
Keynote Guest Address
  • Paul Mashatile - Treasurer-General, African National Congress (ANC)
12:30 - 13:10 40 mins
Day 1
Developing routes to liquidity

What routes to exit have been profitable in the past? How encouraging are fund-to-fund exits? What characteristics do GPs need to build in their portfolio companies to make the attractive to acquisitive funds and corporations? And how can the timing of exits within a fund be optimised?

12.30 - 12.40 - Presentation by David Cooke, Partner, Actis

Followed by panel discussion

  • 10 minute pre-panel presentation David Cooke - Partner, Actis
  • Moderator Nana Sao - Managing Partner, Africa Capitalworks
  • Panellists Albert Alsina - Founder and CEO, Mediterrania Capital Partners
  • Nimit Shah - Partner, Helios Investment Partners
  • David Cooke - Partner, Actis
13:10 - 14:20 70 mins
Networking lunch
14:20 - 14:25 5 mins
Track A: Strategy and geographic reviews
Track Chair opening remarks
  • Chair Sam Mehta - Director, The Atlas Family Office
14:25 - 14:50 25 mins
Track A: Strategy and geographic reviews
Private credit – becoming mainstream?

How have mezzanine and private debt performed? Do the legal and jurisdictional environments mean creditor protection is assured – if not how do you get comfortable with this? What sectors and geographical hotspots present the most compelling opportunity?

  • Moderator Andrea Heinzer - CIO, Obviam
  • Panellists Adam Hadidi - Managing Director, Gulf Capital
  • Yaw Keteku - Fund Advisor, Barak Fund Management
  • Edmund Higenbottam - Managing Director, Verdant Capital
  • Nathaniel Nyika - Chief Investment Officer, Norsad Finance
14:25 - 14:50 25 mins
Track B: Engaged conversation roundtables
Leaders in African Private Equity

Run strictly under The Chatham House Rule, what is said in this session cannot be attributed to any individual, encouraging participants to speak openly on the topics that really matter. Closed to Press.

  • Discussion leader Deepa Vallabh - Director, Corporate and Commercial & Head, Cross-Border M&A: Africa & Asia, Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr
14:50 - 15:20 30 mins
Track A: Strategy and geographic reviews
Lusophone Africa in the spotlight

How do you fund commonality and coherent investment themes in such a diverse group of countries? How is privatisation and economic diversification progressing in Angola? And who is investing in Mozambique – is now the time to act?

  • Moderator Paulo Trindade Costa - Partner, Vieira de Almeida
  • Tiago Laranjeiro - Managing Director, Angola Capital Partners
  • José Reino da Costa - CEO, Millennium BIM
  • Richard Akwei - Head of Fund Management, Musa Group
14:50 - 15:20 30 mins
Track B: Engaged conversation roundtables
Diversity in African private equity

Implementing the BEE guidelines and promoting women and other minorities in African private equity.

Run strictly under The Chatham House Rule, what is said in this session cannot be attributed to any individual, encouraging participants to speak openly on the topics that really matter. Closed to Press.

  • Discussion leaders Tamsin Jones - Executive Director & Co-Founder, TheBoardroom Africa
  • Louise Gardiner - Director, KudosAfrica
  • Danai Musandu - Investment Associate, Goodwell Investments
15:20 - 15:50 30 mins
Track A: Strategy and geographic reviews
Sector focus roundtable discussions

Table 1: Healthcare: Host TBC

Table 2: Education: Derrick Betts, Director, EY-Parthenon

Table 3: Infrastructure: Paul Frankish, Investment Director, AIIM

Table 4: Credit: Jamel Larbi, VP, Gulf Capital

Table 5: Tech: Steven Grin, Managing Partner, Lateral Capital

Table 6: Renewables: Christopher Clarke, Managing Partner, Inspired Evolution

  • Table 1: Healthcare Zain Laher - Founding Partner, Kleoss Capital
  • Table 2: Education Derrick Betts - Director, EY-Parthenon
  • Table 3: Infrastructure Paul Frankish - Investment Director, AIIM
  • Table 4: Credit Jamel Larbi - VP, Gulf Capital
  • Table 5: Tech Steven Grin - Managing Partner, Lateral Capital
15:20 - 15:50 30 mins
Track B: Engaged conversation roundtables
LP-only: Investors on market evolution

How are LPs viewing spinouts and new managers in the African market? Are spinouts an encouraging indicator of a market’s competitiveness and maturity, or a worrying step towards an overly fragmented landscape?

Open to a limited number of preregistered and prequalified LPs only. Please contact Savannah.Charles@knect365.com to register for this session.

  • Discussion leader Andrea Heinzer - CIO, Obviam
15:50 - 16:25 35 mins
Networking break
16:25 - 17:00 35 mins
Track A: Strategy and geographic reviews
Carving up the fund landscape

How do investors categorise and compare funds? Is there a disconnect between LP geographical differentiation and GP sector differentiation? Are certain categories of funds outperforming, and how can LPs access more niche offerings?

  • Moderator Gozie Chigbue - Investment Director, CDC Group
  • Panellists Stephen O'Neill - Co-Founder & Managing Director, 57 Stars
  • Afsane Jetha - Managing Partner & CEO, Alta Semper
  • Alison Klein - Manager, Private Equity, FMO
16:25 - 16:55 30 mins
Track B: Building successful African GPs
ESG and fund-level governance

How are LPs conducting operational due diligence into their fund managers? What are the key checklists? What does ESG mean at a GP level – can it be as simple as turning the lights out at night? How does team composition and stability play into the picture?

  • Moderator Mike Davies - Principal, KudosAfrica
  • Panellist Hany Assaad - Co-founder and Chief Portfolio & Risk Officer, Avanz Capital
  • Thomas Klein - Head of Africa Equity & Mezzanine, DEG
  • Martin Poulsen - Director, Acacia Sustainable Business Advisors
16:55 - 17:25 30 mins
Track B: Building successful African GPs
Off the record: Recovering from adverse situations

What do LPs need to see from their GPs when things go wrong? What IR, fundraising and communications tactics need to come into play? What will make your LPs back you through the tough times?

Run strictly under The Chatham House Rule, what is said in this session cannot be attributed to any individual, encouraging participants to speak openly on the topics that really matter. Closed to Press.

  • Discussion leader Kurt Davis - Investment Banker, Houlihan Lokey
17:00 - 17:30 30 mins
Track A: Strategy and geographic reviews
SME funding – is there a missing middle to be filled?

How are concerns around access to capital for African SMEs being addressed? Who are the new investors looking to Africa and what can be done to attract more investors into the space?

  • Moderator Christoph Evard - Partner, Kibo Capital Partners
  • Panellists Zhi Yong Heng - Head of Special Situations Group, TLG Capital
  • Tommy Chia - Chief Investment Officer, Carita Investments
  • Richard Rose - CE: Multi-Mandates, Edge Growth Captial
17:30 - 19:15 105 mins
End of Day 1 and offsite networking drinks reception

Come join us at the official SuperReturn main conference drinks sponsored by EY-Parthenon on 6th November 2018. We look forward to seeing you at the Harbour House or feel free to board one of our complimentary coaches from the hotel at 17.30. Return transfers will be provided at 19.15

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Come join us at the official SuperReturn main conference drinks sponsored by EY-Parthenon on 6th November 2018. We look forward to seeing you at the Harbour House or feel free to board one of our complimentary coaches from the hotel at 17.30. Return transfers will be provided at 19.15

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