10th PEA Evening Seminar & Drinks
Back by popular demand, the Private Equity Africa Annual Review Seminar looks at previous trends and forecasts future investment patterns.
Since 2010, this evening seminar has been an industry pillar event that brings together an unrivalled audience of investors and specialists with excellent networking value. Please see a sample list of previous speakers below.
Sponsor & Host
The seminar features data-rich presentations and panels, providing in-depth insights, so that you can better navigate the African private equity landscape. All packed into one evening!
Clifford Chance, 10 Upper Bank Street, London, E14 5JJ
|Isabella da Costa Mendes
Private Equity Africa
More speakers will be announced shortly.
This event is free for LPs and PEA Subscribers.
17:00: VIP Drinks Reception (Speakers + Special Guests)
17:30: Main Seminar Registration
18:30: Opening Remarks
18:35: Deals & Funds Data Analysis
18:45: Macro Review & Outlook
18:55: Risks Review & Outlook
19:05: Funds Panel
19:40: Deals Panel
20:15: Networking Drinks
*The draft agenda is subject to change.
African private equity delivered about $2bn in 2022, about a third of the $6.3bn closed across all asset classes in 2022. What type of companies are investors looking to back in the next 18 months, and how are GPs expected to create value and underwrite risk?
Africa’s private equity fundraising plummeted 62% year-on-year, sliding to its lowest level in eight years. Which fund managers will be in the market in the next 18 months and which LPs are expected to back them?
Exits & Returns
Private equity dealers delivered $7.3 billion worth of exits in Africa in 2022, the highest level in four years – beating deals closed in year. How are returns fairing and what are the expectations in the near term?
Venture capital deal making in Africa dropped off in 2022, shedding almost $400 million in aggregate deal values year-on-year, weighed down by a slump in late-stage deals. Meanwhile about 45% global LPs are finding venture capital technology investments less attractive due to volatility. What is the outlook for the industry in the next 18 months?
African private credit deal-making has hit a record high touching almost $1bn in 2022. The 300% year-on-year spike boosted the $6.3bn invested across all assets in the year, and is about half the $2bn brought in by private equity in the year. What is driving the spike, and where are investors expected to deploy capital in the next 18 months?
Sponsor & Host