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Eric Kump

DEVELOPING A SUSTAINABLE ECOSYSTEM FOR AFRICAN PRIVATE EQUITY TO COMPETE GLOBALLY

The Carlyle Group

07:45 09:00 (75 mins)

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LP BREAKFAST MEETING

  • When considering recent macro-economic events such as the fall in oil prices and the slowdown in the pace of economic growth - is investment in Africa as attractive as before?
  • What are the most compelling sectors of focus how can we see these markets develop over time?
  • How do LPs plan to add value to their investments?
  • How do LPs respond to the concerns around liquidity, transparency and lack of benchmarks when it comes to private equity?
  • What due diligence tools do LPs favour when evaluating managers?

07:45 08:30 (45 mins)

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Registration and Welcome Coffee

08:30 08:40 (10 mins)

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Chair’s Opening Remarks

  • Fidaa Haddad - Managing Director, Gulf Capital

08:40 09:00 (20 mins)

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DEVELOPING A SUSTAINABLE ECOSYSTEM FOR AFRICAN PRIVATE EQUITY TO COMPETE GLOBALLY

  • Eric Kump - Co-Head and Managing Director, The Carlyle Group

09:00 09:30 (30 mins)

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“HOW TO” OF FUNDRAISING IN THE CURRENT MACRO-ECONOMIC CLIMATE

  • Playing by the rules: How can GPs successfully navigate the evolving regulatory landscape?
  • Preparing to fundraise: What are the key considerations pre-fundraising?
  • From a beginner to a Mega fund: Fundraising for first-time managers
  • How to be savvy when addressing FX and political risk
  • Moderator Erika van der Merwe - CEO, SAVCA
  • Panellists Daniel Schoneveld - Principal, Hamilton Lane
  • Christian López-Baillo - Private Equity Investments, Operations Directorate, European Investment Bank
  • Nnennia Ejebe - Principal, Adenia Partners

09:30 10:15 (45 mins)

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INVESTING FOR IMPACT

A Strategy of Choice for African Private Equity and Policymakers. Overview of Trends, Constraints and Opportunities

  • Moderator Markjan van Schaardenburgh - Partner, Linklaters
  • Panellists Denis Sireyjol - Regional Head, Southern Africa & Indian Ocean, PROPARCO
  • Thierry Dalais - Executive Chairman, Metier Private Equity
  • Andrea Heinzer - CIO & Partner, OBVIAM
  • Tim Radjy - Founder & Managing Partner, Alphamundi Group
  • Karima Ola - Partner, Leapfrog Investments

10:15 10:45 (30 mins)

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Networking Coffee Break

10:45 11:30 (45 mins)

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ESG IN PRIVATE EQUITY – A FAST-EVOLVING STANDARD

This Session will examine the correct approach to integrating the consideration of ESG risks and value creation opportunities into investments made through private equity funds through practical guidelines and hand-on case studies

  • Moderator Stephan Breban - Board Member, Dean Wetton Advisory
  • Panellists Amrish Narrandes - Investment Analyst: Private Equity, Futuregrowth Asset Management
  • Diana Wesselius - Manager, Private Equity, FMO
  • Lynn Nguyen - Managing Director, PE Funds Portfolio, OPIC

11:30 12:10 (40 mins)

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MANAGER SELECTION – WHAT DO LPS LOOK FOR IN GPS?

Does The Selection Process Differ In Africa As Compared To The Rest Of The World?

  • Moderator Nicole Paige - Co-head of the Private Equity Sector Group, Webber Wentzel
  • Panellists Warren Hibbert - Managing Partner, Asante Capital
  • Lynn Nguyen - Managing Director, PE Funds Portfolio, OPIC
  • Marvin Bell - Investment Executive, CDC Group Plc
  • Matthew Hunt - Director, South Suez Capital

12:10 12:40 (30 mins)

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PRIVATE EQUITY & SMES – AN INSTRUMENT FOR GROWTH

  • Examining the challenges  of value addition and corporate governance for private equity funds investing in African SMEs
  • Step-by-step advice for the first time managers and new funds
  • Access to capital and private equity for SME's
  • SME Private Equity Fundraising: an African experience
  • Moderator Matteo Stefanel - Co-Managing Partner & Founding Partner, APIS Partners
  • Panellists Eric Maillebiau - Founder, CapEos
  • Eghosa Omoigui - Managing General Partner, EchoVC Partners
  • Samantha Pokroy - Founder & CEO, Sanari Capital

12:40 13:00 (20 mins)

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SOUTH AFRICA IN THE SPOTLIGHT FOR PRIVATE EQUITY INVESTMENTS

South Africa has the most mature and sophisticated market for private equity in the region. This presentation will explain why this has continues to be the case and examine the key trends and investment opportunities in South Africa

  • Paul Boynton - CEO, Old Mutual Alternative Investments

13:00 14:00 (60 mins)

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Networking Lunch Break

14:00 14:00 (0 mins)

TRACK A: FUNDRAISING & INVESTMENT STRATEGIES

Track A Chair: Fundraising & Investment Strategies

  • Chaired by Stephan Breban - Board Member, Dean Wetton Advisory

14:00 14:00 (0 mins)

TRACK B: INVESTING IN AFRICA

Track B Chair: Investing In Africa

  • Chaired by Erika van der Merwe - CEO, SAVCA

14:00 14:20 (20 mins)

TRACK A: FUNDRAISING & INVESTMENT STRATEGIES

FUNDRAISING CASE STUDY

How To Successfully Navigate The Fundraising Cycle?

Discussing the best practices in the current fundraising climate, addressing the common fundraising pitfalls and lessons learned the hard way

  • Lloyd West - Principal, Abraaj Group

14:00 14:20 (20 mins)

TRACK B: INVESTING IN AFRICA

THE INFLUENCE OF SUSTAINABILITY ON INVESTMENT

  • Abi Mustapha-Maduakor - COO, African Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (AVCA)

14:20 15:00 (40 mins)

TRACK A: FUNDRAISING & INVESTMENT STRATEGIES

ALTERNATIVE FORMS OF FUNDING & ALTERNATIVE INVESTMENT VEHICLES

Exploring the alternative structures that can lead to the transformation of investments in order to develop an asset to its full potential

  • Moderator John Bellew - Head of Private Equity, Bowmans
  • Panellists Jean Craven - CIO, Barak Fund Management
  • Warren van der Merwe - Chief Operating Officer, Vantage Capital
  • Dominic Clive - Principal, Head of Investments, TLG Capital Investments

14:20 15:00 (40 mins)

TRACK B: INVESTING IN AFRICA

LPS ON INVESTING IN AFRICA

  • How Do LPs Overcome The Current Investment Challenges?
  • How Do They Efficiently Manage Existing And Future Allocations?
  • Moderator Erika van der Merwe - CEO, SAVCA
  • Speakers Hany Assaad - Co-Founder, Avanz Capital
  • Christian López-Baillo - Private Equity Investments, Operations Directorate, European Investment Bank

15:00 15:20 (20 mins)

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Networking Coffee Break

15:30 16:00 (30 mins)

TRACK A: FUNDRAISING & INVESTMENT STRATEGIES

QUICK FIRE ROUND: VALUE CREATION

Looking at How GPs are Creating Value to Maximize Returns


  • Moderator Afolabi Oladele - Executive Partner, African Capital Alliance
  • Speakers Darshan Daya - Co-Founder and Principal, Capitalworks Investment Partners (Pty) Limited
  • Yemi Osindero - Managing Partner, Uhuru Investment Partners

15:30 16:00 (30 mins)

TRACK B: INVESTING IN AFRICA

IS THERE STILL PROMISE FOR WEST AFRICA?

Despite the global financial crisis and political instability West African PE businesses are showing resilience due to strong fundamentals

  • Moderator Chinwe Ajene-Sagna - Head West Africa, Corporate Solutions, JLL
  • Panellists Olumide Lawson - Partner, Sahel Capital
  • Akintoye Akindele - Partner, Synergy Capital Managers
  • Osman Sulemana - CEO, Venture Capital Trust Fund
  • Joanne Yoo - Managing Director, CBO Investment Management

16:00 16:30 (30 mins)

TRACK A: FUNDRAISING & INVESTMENT STRATEGIES

QUICK FIRE ROUND: VALUATIONS

Valuation Challenges In African Private Equity Industry

  • Moderator Afolabi Oladele - Executive Partner, African Capital Alliance
  • Speakers Zain Laher - Co-founder and Partner, Kleoss Capital
  • Emile Du Toit - Head: PAIDF 2, Harith General Partners
  • Folabi Esan - Partner, Adlevo Capital

16:00 16:30 (30 mins)

TRACK B: INVESTING IN AFRICA

KEY LEARNINGS FROM DOING BUSINESS IN NORTH AFRICA

  • Looking at the most promising regions for deals by volume and value
  • Analysing regional expansion across North Africa and other strong market drivers for investment
  • Achieving scale and optimising exit routes and returns
  • Analysing the demand from institutional and private investors for access to stock markets in North Africa
  • Moderator Nigel Wellings - Partner, Clifford Chance
  • Panellists Nabil Triki - Co-Head of Private Equity, Swicorp
  • Albert Alsina - CEO & Managing Partner, Mediterranea Capital Partners

16:30 17:00 (30 mins)

TRACK A: FUNDRAISING & INVESTMENT STRATEGIES

CO-INVESTMENT CASE STUDY

  • Emile Du Toit - Head: PAIDF 2, Harith General Partners

16:30 17:00 (30 mins)

TRACK B: INVESTING IN AFRICA

CREATING AN FAVOURABLE ENVIRONMENT FOR INVESTMENT IN EAST AFRICA

East Africa’s share of transaction activity in Africa is rising, albeit from low levels. Find out how the capital is being deployed in the region, how to successfully navigate the regulatory landscape and what investment strategies work best for the PE market in East Africa

  • Moderator Alexandre Alfonsi - Founding Partner, Axonia Partners
  • Panellists Paul Nguru - Partner, Agri-Vie
  • Kurt Davis - Investment Banker and Advisor, Barclays Capital
  • Matthew Adjei - Chief Executive Officer, Oasis Capital Ghana Limited

17:00 17:10 (10 mins)

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Chair’s Summary and Closing Remarks