Private Equity Africa – analysis of deals and trends 2011 and looking forward to 2012

Learn from the private equity fund-raising and deal trends of 2011 and look forward to the rest of 2012 with top private equity managers and a leading Africa economist at the Private Equity Africa evening seminar in London on 14 March. Entry deadline of 31 March is also approaching fast for nominations for the Private Equity Africa awards, in association with the Coller Institute of Private Equity at London School of Business.

The PEA seminar will be at 6pm in central London. Speakers and discussions will review deal and fund-raising trends in 2011 including analysis of top deals and will also cover the likely trends and macro-economic outlook for 2012. Topics will include which countries are opening to private equity, regulatory trends, sectors likely to perform in the long-term and which are likely to take over from telecoms as the next big area of business and profits. Also looking at venture and whether investors should be looking at more early-stage deals.
Speakers include

  • Andrew Brown (partner ECP),
  • Yemi Lalude (managing partner Adlevo),
  • Afsane Jetha (director, Duet Africa),
  • David Cowan (Africa economist, Citi),
  • Patrick Deasy (funds partner, SJ Berwin)
  • David Parkes (corporate partner, SJ Berwin).

click here to book.

Registration will close on 31 March for the nominations for awards to celebrate excellence over a decade (2001-2011) of private equity success in Africa. Self-nominations are strongly encouraged. The awards will be done with the Coller Institute for Private Equity at LBS and will cover
The awards are structured to focus on achievements in the market, focusing on best-in-class achievements of investors and advisors in the industry.

Deal-makers will be judged on the strategy, innovation and complexity of the deals, in addition to the structure and the difficulty of the terrain in which the deal was completed.


GP Dealmaking
• Large-cap deals
• Mid-cap deals
• SME deals
• Exits
• Impact investment

Regional awards
• North African House
• Francophone House
• South African House
• Sub-Saharan House

Portfolio awards
• ESG excellence
• Turnaround
• Innovation
• Social Impact

Advisor awards
• Corporate finance
• Due diligence & risk
• Legal advisory
• Fund formation & advisory
Email to obtain an entry form.

There will also be a 1 day summit at Thomson Reuters, Canary Wharf, London on 14 June, with the awards to be announced at a gala dinner that evening. For more details check this website. For more click on the awards page here.


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