22 - 24 October 2017
Share Strategic Insights & Create Commercial Opportunities with 400+ powerful LPs & influential GPs from the Middle East & beyond
MENA's Leading Private Equity & Venture Capital Conference
SuperReturn Middle East Is Part Of The SuperReturn Series - The World's Leading Private Equity Events
Reasons To Attend
Hear from innovators and influencers
SuperReturn Middle East brings together leading local fund managers from across the spectrum of alternative assets – from private equity to venture capital to private debt.
Network with the best in the region
With 400+ local and global senior private equity professionals attending, meet the decision-makers who can help you propel your business to new heights.
Benefit from top-line economic and professional keynotes
Insight from experienced and respected local economists, and C-level insight from private equity professionals into responding to both local and global challenges.
Hear thoughts on macro-economics and the oil price, global crisis handling and communications, and how to operate private equity business in MENA to maximum capacity.
Dive into portfolios
Keynote interviews with C-suite executives from regional champions and landmark companies like Souq.com. Hear what works with private equity comes into play. What is a recipe for success?
Meet the specialists
Two dedicated summits examining the Fundraising process and North African private equity.Hear from experienced active LPs and well connected service providers during our Fundraising summit, and leading regional fund managers and cornerstone LPs during the North Africa summit.
Make the connections you need
With dedicated time to network at gala drinks receptions and during lunch and coffee networking breaks, you’ll be sure to make the right connections. Plus use our networking portal, MySuperReturn, to send messages and set up meetings before the conference even begins.
The numbers that matter
A Powerhouse Lineup
Visit SuperReturn Live for expert insight and analysis
The freshest video, commentary and viewpoints ahead of the event as well as all the action live from Dubai
Private equity by numbers in North Africa
“LPs from North America, Europe and Middle East are behind the development of North African PE. There is a core group of around 250 LPs making the lion’s share of allocations – principal amongst them development agencies and local banks. Since 2000, the number of buyout funds has roughly doubles to 35% of total allocations in the region, with infrastructure also doubling to around 25% of this figure. Growth capital has remained roughly stable near the 20% mark.”
SuperCast001 – Iran, sanctions and private equity
In the first edition of SuperCast, Adam Smith of Gibson Dunn explored the opportunities for private equity in newly-rehabilitated Iran. He told us:
“The risks there are obvious…little is known about how things actually work: the rapacity of the system, the role of the IRG and so on. So it it worth the risk? Even as sanctions relief makes life easier, the reality is that for actual partners to engage with, be it business or banks, it takes long time for them to get the systems in place in such a way that PE players can engage.”
What’s next for emerging market specialists?
Emerging markets are particularly volatile, especially at a currency level. How do investors navigate and position their portfolio in light of these uncertainties? Maria Kozloski, Global Head and Chief Investment Officer, Private Equity Funds shares her thoughts.
Want To Get Involved?
Our sole objective is to help you connect with the SuperReturn community and provide you with the ideal profile. As an event partner, we can help you to forge new business relationships, share your experiences and position yourself as a go-to firm in your sector.
Having supplied us with your specific criteria, requirements and stage within your current fundraising cycle we will tailor a solution to suit your strategy and budget. Don't miss your chance to get involved! For a bespoke package, contact Marcia Brissett on +44 (0) 20 7017 5965 or at Marcia.Brissett@knect365.com