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08:15 09:15 (60 mins)

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LP breakfast meeting

09:25 09:30 (5 mins)

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Chair’s opening remarks

09:30 09:45 (15 mins)

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South Africa – Living up to its promise

09:45 10:30 (45 mins)

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Bigger is not always better

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?

  • Moderator Greg Metro - Managing Director, Schulze Global
  • Panellists Lucas Kranck - Managing Partner, Ascent Private Equity
  • Samantha Pokroy - Founder & CEO, Sanari Capital

10:30 11:00 (30 mins)

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Meet the investors

  • 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
  • Moderator Alexandre Alfonsi - Founding Partner, Axonia Partners
  • Panellists Christian López-Baillo - Senior Investment Officer, European Investment Bank
  • Chinedu Mofunanya - Portfolio Manager, Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority
  • Stephen O'Neill - Co-Founder & Managing Director, 57 Stars

08:45 09:30 (45 mins)

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11:00 11:30 (30 mins)

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Networking break

11:30 12:00 (30 mins)

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Does ESG boost returns?

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?

  • Moderator Abi Mustapha-Maduakor - COO, African Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (AVCA)
  • Panellists Mike Davies - Analyst, Kudos Africa
  • Carola Bose - Director Corporates & Funds Africa, DEG

12:00 12:30 (30 mins)

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African Fintech – the next big thing

12:00 12:30 (30 mins)

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LP-only “Too Hot to Touch” closed door session

LPs on expectations of returns, portfolio management and performance

  • Facilitator Clarisa De Franco - Head of Africa Funds, CDC Group

12:30 13:30 (60 mins)

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Lunch & learn

13:30 14:00 (30 mins)

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LP/GP speed networking

14:00 14:45 (45 mins)

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The growing promise of co-investments

  • 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?
  • Moderator Hubert Danso - CEO & Vice Chairman, Africa Investor
  • Panellists Thomas Klein - Vice President, DEG
  • Talha Zafar - Investment Officer, Private Equity, FMO
  • Ibrahim Sagna - Head of Financial Advisory, Africa Finance Corporation

14:45 15:30 (45 mins)

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Africa’s secondaries market

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 a Panel discussion:

  • Structuring and financing a secondary deal
  • Secondaries market as a portfolio management tool for LPs
  • Pricing and volume
  • Panellists Vikram Raju - Executive Director, Morgan Stanley Alternative Investment Partners

15:30 16:00 (30 mins)

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LPs on perceived risk versus reality

  • Moderator Olaf Neubert - Managing Partner, Top Capital Advisors

16:00 16:30 (30 mins)

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Dragon’s Den

3 experienced GPs to set examples of “How to” of selling their 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