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Key Sessions

Jessye Lapenn

South Africa – Living up to its promise

U.S. Chargé d'Affaires to South Africa

Thabo Mbeki

The true story of South African democracy: so where to now?

Founder, Thabo Mbeki Foundation

08:00 - 08:45 45 mins
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LP breakfast meeting
08:30 - 09:00 30 mins
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Registration
09:00 - 09:05 5 mins
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Chair’s opening remarks
  • Chair Ziyanda Ntshona - Partner, Webber Wentzel
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09:05 - 09:30 25 mins
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South Africa – Living up to its promise
  • Speaker Jessye Lapenn, U.S. Chargé d'Affaires to South Africa
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09:30 - 10:00 30 mins
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The true story of South African democracy: so where to now?
  • Speaker Thabo Mbeki - Former President of South Africa, Founder, Thabo Mbeki Foundation
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10:00 - 10:40 40 mins
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Bigger is not always better
  • Moderator Greg Metro - Managing Director, Schulze Global
  • Panellists Lucas Kranck - Managing Partner, Ascent Private Equity
  • Samantha Pokroy - Founder & CEO, Sanari Capital
  • Phillip Myburgh - Partner, Ethos Mezzanine Partners
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Putting capital to work: large cap investments versus mid- and small-cap. A case for growth-focused private equity investing: what can mid-market funds and SMEs bring to the table?

10:40 - 11:15 35 mins
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Meet the investors
  • Moderator Alexandre Alfonsi - Founding Partner, Axonia Partners
  • Panellists Stephen O'Neill - Co-Founder & Managing Director, 57 Stars
  • Guy Hudson - Investment Officer, European Investment Bank
  • Thomas Viot - Chief Investment Officer, The African Development Bank Group
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  • Where is the LP capital coming from?
  • Emerging LPs – who are the new investors?
  • GPs transitioning to LPs as a way to generate deal flow and compensate for the flux in the market
  •  Coming of age: the evolution of DFIs in Africa
11:15 - 11:45 30 mins
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Networking break
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11:45 - 12:30 45 mins
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Does ESG boost returns?
  • Moderator Stuart Bedford - Partner, Linklaters
  • Panellists Mike Davies - Analyst, Kudos Africa
  • Josef Boven - Director Corporates & Funds Africa Equity & Mezzanine, DEG
  • Hany Assaad - Co-Founder, Avanz Capital
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Examining the financial viability of ESG principles of investing. How can implementing the best ESG practice in portfolio companies results in generating and sustaining value through and beyond the investment life cycle?

12:30 - 13:00 30 mins
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LP-only “Too Hot to Touch” closed door session
  • Facilitators Clarisa De Franco - Head of Africa Funds, CDC Group
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LPs on expectations of returns, portfolio management and performance

12:30 - 13:00 30 mins
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African Fintech – the next big thing
  • Moderator Alison Klein - Manager, Private Equity, FMO
  • Panellists Eric Osiakwan - Managing Partner, Chanzo Capital
  • Folabi Esan - Partner, Adlevo Capital
  • Omobola Johnson - Senior Partner, Tlcom Capital LLP
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13:00 - 14:30 90 mins
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Lunch
14:30 - 15:15 45 mins
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The growing promise of co-investments
  • Moderator Hubert Danso - CEO & Vice Chairman, Africa Investor
  • Panellists Thomas Klein - Vice President, DEG
  • Talha Zafar - Investment Officer, Private Equity, FMO
  • Ibrahim Sagna - Director for Advisory and Capital Markets, Afreximbank
  • Udayan Goyal - Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Apis Partners
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  • Identifying and mitigating the key co-investment risks
  • What is LP appetite for co-investing?
  • Best practice of structuring a co-investment deal
  • Benchmarking: which fund managers would make good co-investment partners?
15:15 - 15:45 30 mins
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Africa’s secondaries market
  • Speakers Brenlen Jinkens - Managing Director, Greenhill
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Data presentation: How much capital is being deployed? Who are the biggest market players? Examining the secondary market sellers by asset class and transaction type 

Followed by:

  • Structuring and financing a secondary deal
  • Secondaries market as a portfolio management tool for LPs
  • Pricing and volume
15:45 - 16:00 15 mins
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LPs on perceived risk versus reality
  • Martin Poulsen - Director, Acacia Sustainable Business Advisors
  • Hany Assaad - Co-Founder, Avanz Capital
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16:00 - 16:30 30 mins
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Dragon’s Den
  • Dragons Ibrahim Sagna - Director for Advisory and Capital Markets, Afreximbank
  • Suneel Kaji - Director –Emerging Markets & Co-Investments, UTIMCO
  • Stephen O'Neill - Co-Founder & Managing Director, 57 Stars
  • Pitcher Nnena Nkongho - Principal, DiGAME Investment Company
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An experienced GP is setting examples of “How to” of selling  business to investors. Learn to pitch, negotiate and seal the deal

16:30 - 16:40 10 mins
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Chair’s closing remarks and End of SuperReturn Africa 2017