4th Africa Finance
Conference of Paris
Paris – Autumn 2016

With exits on the rise and stock markets getting along with private equity managers, the year 2013 has been a remarkable year for the African Financial sector as Private Equity has continued to progress breaking boundaries. Following a successful event last year on introducing the African Private Equity Asset Class to the French investors, KUSUNTU-LE-CLUB and ORRICK RAMBAUD MARTEL invite you to their 2nd Africa Finance Conference on November 14th, 2013 on transitioning from Private Equity to Stock Markets.

Africa is now leaving its tipping point and emerging into a transformational era, catching-up with the developed world and leveraging new technologies to create new business models that are being exported back to the old world. With competition now accelerating, it is now time that we move from active listening to exposure taking - the last area of economic growth. With the potential of thousands of private companies looking for cash to satisfy the needs of the growing middle-class (already estimated to be 300 million people), Africa could create about 100 millions of new jobs during the next 20 years. Financing ‘Corporate Africa’ in that context appears as an essential vector to the achievement of such a vision. The KUSUNTU – ORRICK AFRICA FINANCE CONFERENCE has been established as a partnership between two Paris based actors to creating a link between a community of investors worldwide and a community of entrepreneurs that is developing ‘Corporate Africa’.

This conference is part of the promotional activities of KUSUNTU-le-CLUB particularly; get the French Institutional Investors to know about ‘Corporate Africa’ a new asset class which could enter their investment portfolio as source for geographic diversification but also as an engine for an opportunistic and higher IRR. The conference is organized for people responsible for strategic and investment decisions within insurance companies, mutual funds and investment houses, family offices, private banks and larger corporations.

15:00pm - 15:30pm : Registration of participants

  • Coffee
  • Networking

15:30pm - 15:40pm :Welcome note: the African story in Paris, a year in a row


15:45pm - 16:15pm : Time to accelerate investment presence to Africa
Rory ORD – Chief Executive – RISCURA

  • Landscape of the financing infrastructure for "Corporate Africa"
  • Stock Market vs. Private Equity attractiveness

16:20pm - 17:15pm : Panel Discussion – The challenge of financing "Corporate Africa"– Exchanges vs Private Equity

Paul Harry AITHNARD – Group Head Asset Management & Research – ECOBANK CAPITAL 
Gabriel FAL - Chairman, Bourse Régionale des Valeurs Mobilières (BRVM) CEO – CGF Bourse
Zin BEKKALI – Chief Executive – SILK INVEST 

Moderator: Jean-Marie COAT– Journalist, Consultant and Director – CHASKI Communication
Challenges, pitfalls and successes in financing "Corporate Africa"

  • Putting capital at work 
  • Where are the opportunities (Sectors, Geographies, Performances)
  • Investment vehicle available
  • Information reporting
  • Information reporting

17:20pm - 17:50pm :Harvesting growth: the rise of private equity exits in Africa

Ponmile OSIBO – Director – African Venture Capital Association
Dorothy KELSO – Associate Director, EY

17:55pm - 18:05pm : Conclusions

Making your investment in "Corporate Africa" a success 

18:10pm - 19:30pm : Cocktail


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