Dear Private Equity Practitioners,
EY Luxembourg, in association with LuxAfrica, have the great pleasure of inviting you on
Wednesday, 18 May 2016
from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. followed by a networking cocktail
in our EY Luxembourg premises
35E avenue John F. Kennedy
(parking facilities available in our premises)
Over the last years, the emerging markets have evolved into a critical pillar of global investors' strategies. Growth rates have declined across most of the developed countries in Europe and the US after the credit crunch. Private Equity firms and other investors turned to emerging markets as an engine of growth. Since recent years, the African continent is seen as a growth driver for Private Equity.
Africa is currently the world's fourth most attractive destination for investment, while just five years ago, the continent ranked near the bottom of the list. It is a unique and diversified market with its own opportunities, risks and challenges.
We are pleased to invite you to the joint event organized in association with LuxAfrica on Private Equity and investments in Africa. During this event, we will see across main sectors through practical experiences how Private Equity can unlock Africa's vast potential and challenges.
Registration and welcome coffee
Olivier Jordant, Partner, EY Luxembourg
Valere Twagirayezu, President, LuxAfrica
Overview of the Investment activity in Africa and the Private Equity African market
Aimao Poean, LuxAfrica member, Private Equity Audit Manager, EY Luxembourg
Mohammed Dabbour, CFO Afrique, Millicom
How to optimize your structuring to invest in Africa
Bart van Droogenbroeck, Partner, International Tax Services, EY Luxembourg
Jyrki Koskelo, Director, Africa Agriculture and Trade Investment Fund (Luxembourg-based fund sponsored by KfW and managed by Deutsche Bank)
Investing in Africa: Practical experiences
Moderated by Lanre Akinola, Non executive board member, Business Council for Africa (London)
- Olivier Stintzy, CEO, Groupe Edifice Capital
- Richard Mugni, Partner, King & Wood Mallesons Paris
- Zin Bekkali, CEO, Silk Invest
- Michael Njoroge, CEO, Moku Holdings Ltd. Agriculture in East and Central Africa
- Ayisi Makatani, Managing Partner and CEO, Fanisi Capital Ltd.
Should you wish to attend, please kindly complete the enclosed registration form by Thursday, 12 May 2016. Please email Segolene Terrier if you have any questions.
We look forward to welcoming you.
Luxembourg Africa Investments Association was established in 2014.
(Luxembourg Africa a.s.b.l -
Association sans but lucratif)
Registered office: 15, rue du fort
Bourdon, L-1249 Luxembourg
Luxembourg: F 9851