Private Equity in Southern Africa 2013
LP-only Masterclass - Friday 15th February 2013 - Hilton Sandton, Johannesburg
08:00 - 08:20Registration and refreshments
08:20 - 08:30Welcome remarks by Chairperson
08:30 - 09:30What is Private Equity?

Rory Ord, Head: RisCura Fundamentals, RisCura

This session will provide a high-level overview of the fundamentals of private equity as an asset class.

09:30 - 10:30Building and Managing your Private Equity Portfolio

Hany Assaad, Co-Founder, Avanz Capital

What are the key issues to consider in building a private equity portfolio?What are the key post-investment issues?

10:30 - 11:00Coffee Break
11:00 - 11:45Panel Discussion: Private Equity in Emerging Markets and Africa

Erika van der Merwe, CEO, South African Venture Capital & Private Equity Association (SAVCA)
Jennifer Choi, Acting CEO, Emerging Markets Private Equity Association (EMPEA)
Michelle Kathryn Essomé, CEO, African Venture Capital Association (AVCA)
Warren Watkins, Head of Private Equity Africa & Partner, KPMG

An overview of recent trends and key issues in emerging markets private equity, with a particular focus on Sub-Saharan Africa.

11:45 - 12:30Panel Discussion: Perspectives on Private Equity in Africa

David Ashiagbor, Economic Adviser, Commonwealth Secretariat
Christoph Andrykowsky, Global Partner, Monitor Group
Daniel Schoneveld, Vice President, Business Development, Hamilton Lane
Catherine Swanepoel, Senior Portfolio Advisor, South Suez Advisory

How do different groups of investors and stakeholders view private equity in Africa? What are the opportunities and risks?

12:30 - 13:30The Ten Minute Pitch
Richard Flett, Managing Director, Horizon Equity Partners
Marc Immerman, Associate, Lereko Metier Sustainable Capital fund (LMSC)
Emile Du Toit, Head of PAIDF1, Harith General Partners

Each GP will have ten minutes to pitch their fund to the audience, followed by a question-and-answer session. Thereafter, participants will vote on the funds in which they want to invest.

13:30Networking Lunch