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Africa, the next Eldorado of Private Equity and other investors?

  • 18 May 2016
  • 05:00 - 07:00
  • EY Luxembourg premises 35E avenue John F. Kennedy L-1855 Luxembourg


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

L-1855 Luxembourg

(parking facilities available in our premises)

 

To present

 

Africa, the next Eldorado of Private Equity and other investors?

 

 

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. 

 

 
 
 

Agenda

 
 
 

4:30 p.m.

Registration and welcome coffee

 

5:00 p.m.

Introduction

Olivier Jordant, Partner, EY Luxembourg

Valere Twagirayezu, President, LuxAfrica

 

5:10 p.m.

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

 

5:20 p.m.

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)

 

5:40 p.m.

Investing in Africa: Practical experiences

Moderated by Lanre Akinola, Non executive board member, Business Council for Africa (London)

 

Panel discussion:

- 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.

 

7:00 p.m.

Networking Cocktail

 
 

 

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.

 

Best regards,

 

 
Olivier Jordant Valere Twagirayezu Alexandrine Armstrong-Cerfontaine
PE Leader President Head of PE Group
EY Luxembourg LuxAfrica LuxAfrica
 

The 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

RCS Luxembourg: F 9851

 

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