DEFINING THE NEXT DECADE
The LP-GP Investor Summit is a full-day LP-focused event that combines editorially driven topics and knowledgeable speakers into thought-provoking sessions that predicts trends and hones strategies.
The 2017 Summit will bring together industry leaders to forecast the private equity investment landscape in Africa over the next decade.
The Summit leads into the 6th Annual Private Equity Africa Awards Gala Dinner.
LP-GP SUMMIT SESSIONS
- LP Breakfast
- LP-GP Debates (Investor Only Session)
- Plenary Panel Discussions
- Sector-focused Lunch Discussions
- Dealmaking Debates
- Impact Investing Stream
- Disruptive Technologies Stream
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
- Limited Partner Investors
- Fund Managers
- Family Offices
- Impact Investors
KEY DISCUSSION POINTS
Over the last decade Africa has gone from being considered a ‘lost continent’ to the ‘last frontier’ for investing. However, after a few years in the limelight, ‘Africa rising’ bubble seems to have burst. How are global LPs now viewing Africa? How will Africa fit into leading LPs asset allocations over the next decade? Which LPs are increasing exposure, and which ones are cutting back?
Re-basing Returns Expectations
On a global scale, Africa’s returns have not performed as well as some LPs would have expected. Is this set to change over the next decade? If so, what needs to happen to bring about this change? Is Africa more of a diversification versus a returns story?
Evolving LP Profiles
GPs have spent the last few years chasing global commercial LPs while also trying to generate interest from local LPs. What have been the success stories, and what types of LPs should GPs be going after in the next round of capital raising? What is the evolving role of DFIs?
Innovating Impact Investing
Global impact investors have increasingly been looking at Africa, with philanthropic investors also looking at more structured capital commitments, including fund investments. What models are they looking at and what can be done to draw more of this growing pool of capital into Africa?
How have leading LPs managed the Africa risks historically, and how is this set to change over the next decade? What are the key risk concerns over the next 10 years, and what should GPs do differently to manage these risks?
Alternating Investment Models
Recent times have seen GPs and LPs create innovative platforms to better tap Africa’s opportunities. What are some of the models that we are set to see more of over the next decade? Which strategies would LPs like to see more of?
Developing Disruptive Technologies
Technology is set to be key to investor returns over the next decade, accelerating business growth across all sectors. What disruptive technologies should investors be adopting to bolster growth in their portfolio companies?
Spotting Vanguard GPs
The GP landscape has changed quite significantly over the last decade, with a pleniflora of new managers having sprung up across the continent. In the time, some GPs have evolved their strategies and some dropped off the radar altogether. How are current GPs being positioned against each other? Which GP profiles are positioned to perform well over the next decade?
Backing Leading Businesses
Africa’s business leaders have historically had to overcome complex challenges to tap opportunities. With the business landscape becoming more dynamic, how is the next generation of business leaders set to tap growth to present global private equity investors with strong deals? How are businesses navigating investor concerns such as governance, bribery and corruption?
SPEAKERS & AGENDA TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON