4th Africa Finance
Conference of Paris
Paris – Autumn 2016

Co-organizer

AFRICA FINANCE CONFERENCE 2017

Paris, February 9, 2017

Hosted by

 

Plenary conference and panels

Morning Session

8:15 - 8:55 Registration of participants

  • Coffee
  • Networking

9:00 - 9:05 Welcome note
Jean-Luc VOVOR – Managing Partner KUSUNTU PARTNERS

9:10 - 9:30 OPENING REMARKS: Building a reinforced Economic and Financial Partnership between Africa and France
First LAST – Title – AFRICAFRANCE FOUNDATION FOR A SHARED GROWTH

  • - Building an Africa France partnership to yield more Private Equity Investment in Africa

9:30 - 10:25 - PANEL 1 – Structuring and launching an Investment Fund within the WAEMU Zone
First LAST – Title – PRIVATE EQUITY FUND
First LAST – Title – LAW FIRM
First LAST –Title – FUND ADMIN CO
First LAST –Title – INDUSTRY BODY or INDUSTRY REGULATOR
First LAST – Title – Club Afrique AFIC or BPI France

Moderator: First Name LAST NAME – Title – COMPANY

Challenges and pitfalls in getting into the Private Equity Fund Business in the WAEMU Zone

  • Current fund models in the WAEMU zone and their limitation
  • Works in progress within the WAEMU zone for promoting Private Equity and Venture Capital Funds
  • Possible cooperation’s between French actors and those from the WAEMU zone

10:30 - 10:50 - Morning Break

  • Coffee
  • Networking

10:55 - 11:15 – PRESENTATION: Developing a favorable Private Equity and Venture Capital ecosystem

First LAST – Title – BPI France

  • ‘France Investissement initiative’ : how state owned an private institutional investors may join forces to promoting the private sector through the facilitation and the support of new teams and private equity funds

11:20 - 12:15 – PANEL 2 – African Private Equity and Venture Capital, from selecting investments up to the exit: an operational perspective

First LAST –Title – PRIVATE EQUITY FIRM
First LAST –Title – PRIVATE EQUITY FIRM
First LAST –Title – PRIVATE EQUITY BACKED FIRM
First LAST –Title – INSTITUTIONAL INVESTOR
First LAST –Title – LAW FIRM

Moderator: Moderator: First LAST – Journalist – MEDIA Name
How do Private Equity Teams create value for Investors

  • Identification and investment selection
  • Closing transactions
  • Portfolio management, value creation and exits options

12:20 - 12:40 - PRESENTATION: Sharing Experience on Building local investment capacities in African

First LAST – Title – INVESTISSEURS & PARTENAIRES

  • The IPDEV2 and SINERGI Project: incubating and supporting local investment teams and fund raising to support local African Investment teams

13:00 - 14:00 - Cocktail

  • Lunch Cocktail
  • Networking

Afternoon session

14:05 - 14:25 - PRESENTATION: The Dynamics of the African Private and Venture Capital Industry
Hervé SCHRICKE – Chairman – Club Afrique, AFIC (Association Française des Investisseurs en Capital)

  • Introduction to the Club Afrique and the White Paper on ‘supporting the African Private Equity Industry’

14:30 - 15:25 - PANEL 3 – Which models for attracting investors into African focused Funds

First LAST – Title – AFRICAN DFI
First LAST – Title – AFRICAN INSURANCE COMPANY
First LAST – Title – AFRICA FOCUSED FUND OF FUNDS
First LAST – Title – FAMILY OFFICE
First LAST – Title – INDUSTRY BODY or REGULATOR
Moderator: Moderator: Alexandre ALFONSI – Managing Partner – AXONIA PARTNERS
Issues and Funds structuring solutions to accommodate both international investors and those in the WAEMU zone

  • Which Funds structuring to accommodate investors
  • Favoring the emerging of new actors within the WAEMU zone
  • Which organization model for the African Private Equity and Venture Capital Industry

15:30 - 15:50 - Lunch Cocktail

  • Cocktail
  • Networking

15:55 – 16:15 – PRESENTATION – The Kusuntu Forbes Africa TOP 50 Private Equity Survey
Irwin TCHETCHENIGBO – SUNAYON

  • Presentation of the results of the first Kusuntu – Forbes review of the African Private Equity Industry

16:20 – 17:15 – PANEL 4 – Which Role the African Diasporas could play to support African SME’s

Elie NKAMGUEU – Chairman – CLUB EFFICIENCE
Pierre-Yves DENEZ – Of Counsel – ORRICK
Eric Vincent GUICHARD – Chief Executive – HOMESTRINGS
First LAST – Title – CROWDFUNDING PLATFORM
First LAST –Title – DIASPORA ENTREPRENEUR
Moderator: Moderator: First LAST – Title – COMPANY
From sourcing to the return, how to factor in all the ingredients

  • The Diasporas investment capacities
  • How African diasporas could put their skins into the game for either support the African Private Sector or promote diasporas originated companies in Africa
  • Incubation models for SME’s in Africa

17:20 – 17:40 – CLOSING REMARKS: WAEMU Zone is opened to Private Equity and Venture Capital
First LAST – Title – WAEMU Financial Market Regulator/WAEMU Economic Commission>

  • Initiating and building collaborative cooperation to leverage Private Equity and Venture Capital within the WAEMU Zone

 

One on One meetings session

The second part is reserved for professional meetings. Participants to second part are all business and finance professional. Attendance is submitted to prior registration on the Kusuntu Meeting Registration platform.

17:40 – 19:00 – Business Meeting

  • Organized meeting: based upon scheduled registration
  • Free meetings between registrants

 

Co-organizer

MASTER CLASSES AFC 2017

Paris, February 10, 2017

Hosted by
 

There will be two parallel Master Class sessions. Registrants are requested to select one session. Our Master classes training are delivered by experts and practionners on the related topics.

Master Classes scheduled are divided in a morning session (9:30 - 12:30) and an afternoon session (13:30 - 16:30), with a buffet lunch break networking session between the two sessions.

BOTH MASTER CLASSES TRAINING WILL BE DELIVERED IN FRENCH

Session 1 : Selecting and investing into an Africa focused Fund and monitoring its participation

  • The session 1 is intended to the following participants
    • Institutional Investors, Family Offices, Private Banks, Investment advisors, Development Finance Institutions
  • At the end of the session 1, participants will have a sound initiation to the following content :
    • The African Private Equity landscape
    • Identifying et evaluating African Investment Funds
    • Due Diligence
    • Committing and Closing the investment
    • Monitoring investments

 

  • Morning Session : The African Private Equity Market
    • Overview of the African Private Equity Market
      • Africa within the Emerging Market Private Equity industry
      • Key terms of Africa focused Private Equity Funds
      • Assets, flows, performances and fees
      • Sectors and countries that make the market
  • Afternoon Session : Investing in an African focused Private Equity Fund
    • Identifying and selecting teams for Africa Private Equity Fund Investing
      • Key risks
      • Performing your due dligences
      • Closing your investment deal
      • Reporting

Session 2 : Structuring, raising and managing an Africa Focused Investment Fund

  • The session 2 is intended to the following participants
    • Existing or in creation teams working toward launching an Africa focused Investment Fund
  • At the end of the session 2, participants will have a sound initiation to the following content:
    • Element for fund structuring
    • Fund raising execution
    • Pipeline construction / Identification of investment targets
    • Monitoring portfolio companies
    • Reporting portfolio management to investors

 

  • Morning session : Structuring an African focused Private Equity Fund
    • Key terms for structuring an Africa focused Private Equity Fund
      • Setting-up an Africa focused Private Equity activity
      • Legal consideration
      • Business consideration
      • Best vehicule to accomodate the market needs
  • Afternoon session : Raising and managing an Africa focused Private Equity Fund
    • Organizing your fund raising campaign
      • Investors in the markets
      • Key requirement for a successful marketing campaign
    • Running your your African Private Equity activity
      • Building your pipeline and selecting your investment
      • Reporting to your investors

 

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