Private Equity in Africa Summit

The FT and EMPEA are once again hosting the Private Equity in Africa summit to paint a more nuanced portrait of investment throughout the continent at a critical time when there are increased signs of technological change and innovation in Sub-Saharan Africa. The number of venture capital deals, for example, has steadily climbed and they now represent 18% of the total number of deals for the first quarter of 2017 (EMPEA). Following a decline in fundraising after two record years and the search for new markets and exit opportunities, find out what’s next for private capital opportunities in Africa.

Attendees at the Private Equity in Africa Summit will include institutional investors, including global and local pension funds, sovereign wealth funds, foundations, and development finance institutions, will examine the opportunities for long-term growth and what is needed to go from exploring these opportunities to making substantial fund commitments. Join key global and local investors to discuss how international developments and regional structural changes are impacting African markets.

The 9th annual Private Equity in Africa leadership summit is part of EM PE Week in London from 17-19 October 2017 and includes the Sustainable Investing in Emerging Markets summit, EMPEA’s Members-Only Reception, the EMPEA Fundraising Masterclass and more. Please click here for more information.

Location: London, UK

Dates: October 17, 2017 - October 19, 2017