Private equity activity in Africa and other emerging markets is growing faster than in developed regions. Many investors view Africa as the final investment frontier and private equity firms of all sizes and structures are active on the continent. Conference goers attending this panel will come away with an understanding of the current state of the Private Equity industry in Africa. The different types of firms active on the continent and the challenges they face in raising funds, sourcing and closing deals, operating portfolio companies and exiting investments will be explored. Specifically, these discussions will be in the context of the contribution of private equity firms to development on the continent.
Paul Tierney (moderator) - Principal, Development Capital
Malenga Machel - Managing Director, Whatana Investment Group
Ken MacKay - CEO, MS Global Finance