The AVCA Annual Conference provides the private equity and venture capital industry in Africa with the most important platform to discuss the most pertinent opportunities and issues of the year. The 10th annual gathering was held at the Westin Hotel in Cape Town from the 8th to the 10th of April 2013.
William Jimerson, Musa Capital Managing Director was a panelist at the event on the topic “Views on African private equity from the top institutional investors”
Discussions were mainly centered on the below:
Private equity in the South African market is the most established on the African continent. What’s more, M&A activity in this market continues to dominate deal flow in Africa. Can – and should the South African model of doing private equity be replicated in other markets across the continent?
It may not be a model that can be replicated or which is suitable for other African markets. But what are the lessons that have been learned in the South African private equity industries that are applicable to other African markets?
Other panelists included Thierry Dalais (Chairman, Metier), Gerben Djikstra (Investment Principal, Investec Asset Management) and Soula Proxenos (Managing Partner, International Housing Solutions)