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Key Sessions

Jessye Lapenn

South Africa – Living up to its promise

The U.S. Ambassador to South Africa

08:15 09:00 (45 mins)

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LP breakfast meeting

09:10 09:15 (5 mins)

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Chair’s opening remarks

09:20 09:45 (25 mins)

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South Africa – Living up to its promise

  • Speaker Jessye Lapenn - Chargé d’Affaires, The U.S. Ambassador to South Africa

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 11:15 (45 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 Chinedu Mofunanya - Portfolio Manager, Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority
  • Stephen O'Neill - Co-Founder & Managing Director, 57 Stars
  • Guy Hudson - Investment Officer, European Investment Bank

08:30 09:15 (45 mins)

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11:15 11:45 (30 mins)

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Networking break

11:45 12:30 (45 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
  • Hany Assaad - Co-Founder, Avanz Capital

12:30 13:00 (30 mins)

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

LPs on expectations of returns, portfolio management and performance

  • Facilitators Clarisa De Franco - Head of Africa Funds, CDC Group
  • Lynn Nguyen - Managing Director, PE Funds Portfolio, OPIC

12:30 13:00 (30 mins)

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African Fintech – the next big thing

  • Panellists Eric Osiakwan - Managing Partner, Chanzo Capital
  • Tayo Oviosu - Founder and CEO, Paga
  • Folabi Esan - Partner, Adlevo Capital

13:00 14:00 (60 mins)

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Lunch & learn

14:00 14:30 (30 mins)

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LP/GP speed networking

14:30 15:15 (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 - Director for Advisory and Capital Markets, Afreximbank

15:15 15:45 (30 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:

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

15:45 16:00 (15 mins)

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LPs on perceived risk versus reality

  • Olaf Neubert - Managing Partner, Top Capital Advisors
  • Hany Assaad - Co-Founder, Avanz Capital

16:00 16:30 (30 mins)

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Dragon’s Den

An experienced GP is setting examples of “How to” of selling  business to investors. Learn to pitch, negotiate and seal the deal

  • Dragons Lynn Nguyen - Managing Director, PE Funds Portfolio, OPIC
  • Ibrahim Sagna - Director for Advisory and Capital Markets, Afreximbank
  • Who is pitching? Eric Kump - Co-Head and Managing Director, The Carlyle Group

16:30 16:40 (10 mins)

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Chair’s closing remarks and End of SuperReturn Africa 2017