4th Africa Finance
Conference of Paris
Paris – Autumn 2016

All past events

Africa is at it tipping point. This situation reminds conditions that prevail in Europe and in the UK during the edge of the industrial revolution in the 18th and 19th centuries. As of changes experience within the last 30 years in Asia, it is expected that Africa will experience similar mutations for the next 20 years. With more than 400 000 private companies looking for cash to satisfy needs of the growing middle-class that is already estimated to 300 million people, Africa could create about 100 millions of new jobs during the next two decades.

For the past 5 years, and under the media light of soccer World Cup successfully organized and run by South Africa, impressive reports issued by notorious firms such as IFC, McKinsey, Ernst and Young, BCG or KPMG came to reinforce the sustainable economic growth facts that is favored by a general amelioration of public finance, governance, ease of doing business, a more specifically, a population of youth more educated, better informed who want to action all the levers necessary to the realization of their African dreams. The African Private Equity in that context appears as an essential vector to the achievement of such a vision.

With more than 200 teams managing above USD 20 bn through funds of size between USD 50 m and USD 1000 m, the African Private Equity is one of the revelations of the early 21st century. If the asset class is been talked about and being invested from the US, the UK, the Netherlands or the Nordics, it is quasi unknown in France.

PROGRAM

15 November 2012

15:35 – 15:45: Private Equity in Africa http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0qHDHgZS8b4

Michelle Kathryn ESSOME – CEO – African Venture Capital Association - African continent macro-economic dynamics - Private Equity landscape in Africa

15:45 – 16:30: Panel 1 – Private Equity Activities in Africa http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_NJWo6jtUgI

Vincent LE GUENNOU – Co CEO – ECP Investments

Pierre CARPENTIER – Investment Director – INVESTISSEURS & PARTENAIRES

Luc RIGOUZZO – Chairman – Managing Partner – AMETHIS Finance

Moderation: Franck GIAOUI – Managing Partner – HERA Finance

- Private Equity prospects in Africa

- Conditions of business

- Investment opportunities (sectors, geographies, Performances)

- Fund raising challenges

16:35 – 17:20: Panel 2 – Private Equity risks and its management in Africa http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iR3PYElHiSM

Laurent KLEIN – Chief Private Equity – PROPARCO

Brahim EL JAI – Managing Partner – MAROC INVEST (Groupe TUNINVEST – AFRIC INVEST)

Rajan ROSICK – Director – New projects Development – TRIDENT FUND SERVICES

Pierre-Yves DENEZ – Of Counsel – ORRICK RAMBAUD MARTEL

Moderation: Media Partner Journalist

- Political risk management

- Agreements Terms

- Administration and reporting

17:20 – 17:45: Break (25 minutes) - Coffee - Networking

17: 45 – 18:10: Panel 3 – Beyond investment’s profitability, there are people stories http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=atW03w7qQuE

Marc ALBEROLA – General Manager – FINAGESTION

Sébastien MOROKRO – General Manager – PETRO IVOIRE

Mossadeck BALLY – General Manager – Groupe AZALAI Hotels

Moderation: Jean-Marie COAT – Managing Director CHASKI COMMUNICATIONS

- What do private equity fund manager bring in terms of governance and management

- Profitability but beyond that, value creation in Africa

- Exit’s option, funds manager contribution post exit

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Private Equity in Africa

 


 

 

Panel 1 – Private Equity Activities in Africa

 

 


 

 

Panel 2 – Private Equity risks and its management in Africa

 

 


 

 

Panel 3 – Beyond investment’s profitability, there are people stories

 

Pierre-Yves DENEZ

Of Counsel M&A and Private Equity - ORRICK RAMBAUD MARTEL

Franck GIAOUI

Founder & Managing Partner - HERA FINANCE

Laurent KLEIN

Head of Private Equity - PROPARCO

Jean-Luc VOVOR

Chair Person – KUSUNTU-LE-CLUB

Jean-Marie COAT

Journalist and Consultant – Managing Director – CHASKI COMMUNICATION

Paul-Harry AITHNARD

Group Head – Asset Management and Research - ECOBANK

Pascal AGBOYIBOR

Partner – Global Head Africa Practice – ORRICK RAMBAUD MARTEL

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

Jean-Luc VOVOR – Chairman KUSUNTU-LE-CLUB

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 
Jean-Marc SAVI DE TOVE – Partner – CAURIS MANAGEMENT

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

Pascal AGBOYIBOR – Managing Partner – ORRICK RAMBAUD MARTEL
Making your investment in "Corporate Africa" a success 

18:10pm - 19:30pm : Cocktail

 

Presentation : Time to accelerate the investment presence in Africa

Panel : The challenge of financing "Corporate Africa"

Presentation : Harvesting growth: the rise of private equity exits in Africa

Pierre-Yves DENEZ

Of Counsel M&A and Private Equity - ORRICK RAMBAUD MARTEL

Dorothy KELSO

Director of Research - AVCA

Gabriel FAL

Chairman, Bourse Régionale des Valeurs Mob. (BRVM) - CEO CGF Bourse

Jean-Luc VOVOR

Chair Person – KUSUNTU-LE-CLUB

Ponmile OSIBO

Director – Africa Venture Capital Association

Rory ORD

Managing Partner – RisCura Fundamentals

Jean-Marc SAVI de TOVE

Partner – Cauris Management

Jean-Marie COAT

Journalist and Consultant – Managing Director – CHASKI COMMUNICATION

Zin BEKKALI

Managing Partner SILK INVEST

Paul-Harry AITHNARD

Group Head – Asset Management and Research - ECOBANK

Pascal AGBOYIBOR

Partner – Global Head Africa Practice – ORRICK RAMBAUD MARTEL

ABOUT THE 3RD AFRICA FINANCE CONFERENCE
Africa has been quoted for a decade as the last economic frontier of the world

Africa has been quoted for a decade as the last economic frontier of the world. With about a billion inhabitants of which many studies and researches indicated there are close to 300 million people with a purchasing power that ranks them, according to the local cost of living, into the middle class category. Africa as such presents a real opportunity for companies worldwide to do business contributing to sustain the global growth while taking out the continent from underdevelopment according to the western definition. And this has to be done with consideration of the goods and the bads experienced by the developed countries. Impact and sustainability through investments must in essence become prominent with a view to allowing an inclusive development of the continent.

According to the Global Impact Investment Network...

According to the Global Impact Investment Network, Impact investing is defined as investments with the intention to generate positive social, economic or environmental impacts beyond financial return. Impact investments can target a range of returns from below market to market rate, depending upon the circumstances. In the current process undertaken to define a new asset class on the rise, it becomes paramount to clarify, especially when it comes to companies financing in Africa, what Impact Investing is, being impact as a consequence or impact seeking as the first motivation.

The Africa Finance Conference launched in 2012 by Orrick Rambaud Martel and Kusuntu-le-Club in its third edition brings together a vast array of economic actors

The Africa Finance Conference launched in 2012 by Orrick Rambaud Martel and Kusuntu-le-Club in its third edition brings together a vast array of economic actors engaged in Africa for its economic development. Following an introduction to the African Asset class in 2012 and the review of options so far between private capital investment and investment through organized exchanges, this third conference will focus on positive impacts beyond the financial return.

This conference, organized over a day, is the premier professional meeting place in France between professional investors worldwide and those that are making the economic construction in Africa, entrepreneurs, companies, venture and private capital firms that are backing them as well as finance and development institutions as well as investment promotion agencies supporting this process.

As a forum, African economic actors, professional investors and companies worldwide

As a forum, African economic actors, professional investors and companies worldwide have a unique opportunity to network for business and investment opportunities, through independent one on one or organized meetings alongside key notes presentation and plenary panels’ discussion. The event addresses issues pertaining to investment opportunities in Africa from the philanthropic point up to more financial oriented ones.

You are responsible for strategic and investment decisions within insurance companies

You are responsible for strategic and investment decisions within insurance companies, mutual funds and investment houses, family offices, private banks or corporations larger or smaller and you are interested to know more about your African business development opportunities, you are invited to attend the third Kusuntu Africa Finance Conference in Paris and meet those actors, entrepreneurs, private equity firms, development finance and investment promotion agencies that are building the economic and social development of the African continent.

 

 



KUSUNTU-LE-CLUB

KUSUNTU-LE-CLUB is THINK TANK created by executives and managers for promoting the emergence and the development of African economic champions thanks to private equity investments. Founding members of KUSUNTU are at the origin of the creation of the first electronic information platform on African private equity, notably a directory of actors (GP's, LP's, Funds, who'swho).


ORRICK RAMBAUD MARTEL

ORRICK RAMBAUD MARTEL is a specialized law firm that offers in France and abroad an exceptional platform of services in cross border operations such as mergers and acquisition, structured finance, leasing asset finance, corporate, tax and social laws. ORRICK RAMBAUD MARTEL’s lawyers also have strong skills and expertise in dispute resolution including international arbitration.


INVESTISSEURS & PARTENAIRES

INVESTISSEURS & PARTENAIRES (I&P) is an impact investor specialized in financing Small and Medium size companies in Africa. I&P provides capital, technical and strategic support to meet the growth needs of its African partners I&P’s team develops long term partnerships with entrepreneurs, sharing their skills and experience in the management of SMEs, and helping them structure, strategize about, and formalize their business. I&P’s mission is to promote a new generation of African Entrepreneurs who are the main drivers of a more inclusive and sustainable growth in Africa

 

Co-organizer

KUSUNTU AFRICA FINANCE CONFERENCE

Paris February 13, 2015

Hosted by

 

Plenary conference and panels

Morning Session

8:15 - 8:55 Registration of participants

  • Coffee
  • Networking

9:00 - 9:10 Welcome note - From the Kusuntu-Orrick Africa Finance Conference to the Paris Africa Finance Conference
Jean-Jacques ESSOMBE – Partner, Banking & Finance Practice – ORRICK RAMBAUD MARTEL

9:15 - 9:35 Opening Remarks – Africa a place for responsible and impactful economic development
Jean-Michel SEVERINO - Chief Executive Officer - INVESTISSEURS & PARTENAIRES

  • The Africa Time, getting the best of the economic development experiences
  • The last frontier offer opportunities for all but needs to keep it the most inclusive and the most responsible

9:35 - 9:55 Presentation 1 – The Building of an Impact Enterprise
Erick RAJAONARY Chief Executive Officer GUANOMAD

Challenges and pitfalls in getting an impact business to a success

  • Searching for impact, how are ESG standards implemented
  • Making the search for impact a strategy

10:00 - 10:20 Presentation 2 - The Impact Investing Landscape in Africa: The East Africa Business Case
Abhilash MUDALIAR Research Manager The GLOBAL IMPACT INVESTING NETWORK

  • The Impact Fund Industry in Africa (how many funds, which region/sectors do they target, what are the deal size...)
  • Key future opportunities for Impact Investing in East Africa (variation by country, sector, instrument..)

10:20 - 10:35 Break

  • Coffee
  • Networking

GRAND PANEL - INVESTING IN AFRICA: IMPACT FIRST OR FINANCE FIRST, MAKING THE BEST OF THE TWO SITUATIONS

10:40 - 11:30 Panel 1.1 – Impact as a component of Private Equity investment process: how are factored in the ESG principles

Hervé Dieudonné AYISSI – Investment Officer – CENAINVEST
Vivina BERLA Senior Partner SARONA ASSET MANAGEMENT
Laureen KOUASSI OLSSON – Investment Director – AMETHIS FINANCE
Paul VAN AASLT – Managing Partner – SOVEC
Martin POULSEN – Managing Partner – The MORINGA PARTNERSHIP

Moderator: Patricia M. DINNEEN – Chair Person Impact Investing Council – The EMERGING MARKETS PRIVATE EQUITY ASSOCIATION
What really drive investors when backing an African company

  • Is impact a marketing element or a real component of the investment strategy
  • Measuring and reporting on impacts, building a paradigm
  • How are impact objectives driving the financial return to investors

11:35 - 12:25 Panel 1.2 – Who are the actors on the African impact investment market and how do they act in building the next African economic champions

Pierre CARPENTIER  Investment Director INVESTISSEURS & PARTENAIRES
Olivier DE GUERRE Chairman & Chief Executive Officer PHITRUST PARTENAIRES
Christophe POLINE – Head of Sustainable Development – SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC
Barthout VAN SLINGELANDT – Managing Partner – XSML CAPITAL
Maria Teresa ZAPPIA – Chief Investment Officer – BLUEORCHARD

Moderator: Franck GIAOUI Managing Partner HERA FINANCE
Creating the ground for a responsible business creation and development

  • Driving a sustainable development of Africa through social impact investment
  • Is there a universal definition for impact investment when it comes to Africa
  • What are the complementarities between Impact investment, Private Equity and Venture Philanthropy

12:30 - 12:50 Key Notes 2 – How do Development Finance Institutions help in drinving Impact Investing
Marie-Hélène LOISON – Deputy Chief Executive Officer – PROPARCO

  • Amongst other roles such as catalyst for the Private Equity ecosystem in Africa, DFI's are preeminent actors to enforcing sound implementation of ESG principles
  • PROPARCO, a leadership instrument for a renewed economic relationship between France and Africa

12:55 - 13:55 Lunch - Cocktail

  • Lunch cocktail is served in "Le Foyer"
  • Networking

Afternoon session

14:00 - 14:20 Key Notes 3 – Africa is our future - The Economic Diplomacy to leveraging a common growth
Vincent JACOB –Director Companies and International Businesses – THE FRENCH MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS

  • The new French Economic diplomacy
  • France as a platform for worldwide business with Africa

14:25 - 15:25 Panel 2 – Fostering an impact-friendly environment and securing options for both impact and financial returns

  • Sub Panel 2.1 : Creating the norm

Ann-Katrin DOLIUM – Head of Company Relations MENA & AFRICA – VIGEO
Philippe MONTIGNY – President – ETHIC INTELLIGENCE
Brett STEVENSON – Manager of the Capacity Building Program – The GLOBAL IMPACT INVESTING NETWORK

  • Sub Panel 2.2 : Implementing the norm

Jean-Michel DEBRAT – Social Entrepreneurship Advisor to the CEO – PROPARCO
Pierre Yves DENEZ – Of Consel Private Equity and M&A – ORRICK
Karine SEGUIN – Head of Business Development, Europe – TRIDENT TRUST

Moderator: Alexandre ALFONSI Managing Partner AXONIA PARTNERS
From sourcing to the return, how to factor in all the ingredients

  • How governments are helping broadening the impact culture
  • What actions are being taken by companies and governments
  • What environment could foster the development of impact driven investments: what kind of framework? What government standards? How to improve the business climate, are SRI or Impact rating a catalyst

15:30 – 15:50 – Closing remarks: Putting the Wheels into Motion for Investing in Africa
Isabelle BEBEAR – Managing Director – BPI France

  • BPI France : Why Africa, why now and how
  • Translating the BPI experience into African Private Equity Investment

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.

16:00 – 18:30 – Business Meetings

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

 

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Provided by

GIIN SEMINAR:  RAISING IMPACT INVESTING CAPITAL

Paris, February 13, 2015

Supported by
 

Special Post conference training event by the GIIN

This training is open only to fund principals and delivers significant value for the price, as it has been subsidized in order to be affordable for small funds.

The number of place is limited (Max 30)

Through data and case studies from across the market, this training will give fund managers the insight, resources, and support to effectively design and market a fund that is appealing to today’s impact investment LPs.

Venue and Timing

The venue is supported by Group La Française, a Paris based Asset Management Company. The training is scheduled to start at 8:30 and will end at 16:00. A lunch is organized from 12:30 to 13:30.

What does the training cover?

You’ll learn how to design a fund that best leverages your situation to successfully raise capital. Experts will help you:

  1. Designing a fund with sound economics and compelling value proposition
  2. Understanding the diverse types and various approaches of investors with an interest in social and/or environmental impact
  3. Crafting an effective marketing pitch with differentiated marketing approaches for different investor types
  4. Bringing the market into focus, training session are designed around regional patterns of investment, examples of investor action and successful fundraises; including:
    • Market data illustrating trends and best practices
    • Success stories from new funds having recently secured capital commitments, with details on how they broke through fundraising barriers
    • Insights from investors about what stands out and makes a difference in a fund design and pitch
    • Examples of what today's leading investors are working on and thinking about.

What do participants receive?

You’ll receive individualized support and practical tools to take back to your teams, along with learning from peers and special guest LPs. Specifically, you’ll leave with:

  1. Custom tools for assessing fund economics and design
  2. Individualized post-seminar mentorship
  3. Resources to provide follow-on information for participants who want to go deeper
  4. Improved networking and connections with the GIIN and other industry players

This training is open only to fund principals and delivers significant value for the price, as it has been subsidized in order to be affordable for small funds.

Participation will be limited to funds intentionally creating social impact through their investments.

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Research Manager - The GLOBAL IMPACT INVESTING NETWORK
Managing Partner - AXONIA PARTNERS
Head of Institutional Relations - VIGEO
Managing Partner - XSML CAPITAL
Manager, Capacity Building Program - The GIIN
Head of Responsible Investment - SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC
Chief Executive Officer - PROPARCO
Founder & Managing Partner - AFRICSEARCH
Chief Executive Officer - GUANOMAD
Founder & Managing Partner - HERA FINANCE
Investment Officer - CENAINVEST
Managing Director - BPI FRANCE INTERNATIONAL
Partner - Finance Group - ORRICK RAMBAUD MARTEL
Chair Person – KUSUNTU-LE-CLUB
Chief Executive Officer AFRICAFRANCE FOUNDATION
Chairman - INVESTISSEURS & PARTENAIRES
Head of Business Development Europe - TRIDENT FUND SERVICE
Investment Director - AMETHIS FINANCE
Chief Investment Officer - BLUEORCHARD
Deputy Chief Executive Officer in charge of Investments - PROPARCO
Partner - The MORINGA PARTNERSHIP
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer - PHITRUST PARTENAIRES
Partner – Global Head Africa Practice – ORRICK RAMBAUD MARTEL
Chair Person - Impact Investing Council - EMPEA
Managing Partner - SOVEC
CEO - ETHIC Intelligence
Investment Director - INVESTISSEURS ET PARTENAIRES
Of Counsel M&A and Private Equity - ORRICK RAMBAUD MARTEL
Director International Economy - FRANCE MINISTERY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS
Senior Managing Partner - SARONA ASSET MANAGEMENT

Africa a place for responsible and impactful investment


 

Interview with Erick Rajaonary


 

Impact Investing in East Africa


 

Impact as a component of the PE Investment Process


 

Role and Challenges of Impact Investors in Africa


 

The catalytic role of a DFI on Impact Investing


 

Africa and the French Economic Diplomacy


 

Fostering an impactful environment by creating the norms


 

Monitoring good achievement of Impacts


 

Towards more French investments into African companies

 

Auditorium Orrick Rambaud Martel

31, avenue Pierre 1er de Serbie
75016 Paris
Métro Iena

Time :
Conference: From 09:00 to 16:00
Business session: From 16:30 to 18:30

 


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Auditorium La Française Group

173, Boulevard Haussmann
75008 Paris
Métro Saint-Philippe-du-Roule

Time :
GIIN Seminar: From 08:30 to 17:00


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