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2010 Sub-Saharan African private equity forum

 Africonomie, in partnership with MNCapital, Monday launched the 2010 Sub-Saharan Africa Private Equity Forum (SSAPEF). The high_level forum is targeted towards senior executives involved within private equity and venture capital in Africa.

The Sub-Saharan Africa Private Equity Forum, being held in partnership with MNCapital, a Pan-African advisory and communications specialist Company, will be chaired by Mumba S. Kapumpa, President, Institute of Directors Zambia and Peter Metcalfe, Founder, Foundation for the Development of Africa.

The forum will be kicked-off with a keynote speech from Mr. N. M. Nene, MP, Deputy Minister of Finance, the Republic of South Africa.The Sub-Saharan Africa Private Equity Forum (SSAPEF) is a high-level coalition of key SSA finance professionals, government departments, businesses and organisations, which seeks to promote effective and competitive private equity marketplace in the region. The forum is designed to explore the scope for SSA private equity industry in the face of on-going global regulatory reforms and faltering economic recovery.

Discussions will centre on the regulatory landscape and its impact on the region’s private equity, identifying regional growth sectors and opportunities, and evaluating the impact of private equity on the socio-economic development of Sub-Sahara Africa.

The forum will feature keynotes, case studies, and interactive panel discussions from leading financiers, investors and policy makers. Participants will have the opportunity to establish new contacts, network and gain a valuable insight on the regulatory, financing and investment opportunities that exist in the current challenging market conditions.

 Issues to be explored will include: Industry outlook and challenges, Current and future regulatory landscape, Review of key regional private equity activities, Human capital issues facing the industry Emerging asset classes and regional growth sector, Fund raising trends-Key sources of financing


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