Day 2 Afternoon

Matching Cash to the Action

14h00 to 14h30
Cote d’Ivoire Snapshot
Meet investors and advisors and gain first-hand insights about investing in the Cote d’Ivoire.

Andrea Bohnstedt, Director, Africa Assets

14h30 to 15h45
Mobilising Funds

Chairman
Rosalyn Breedy, Partner, Forsters

This session will follow a round table format, to gain maximum audience participation. Engage with institutional investors, private equity firms, fund of funds, development finance institutions and fundraisers. Listen to their investment approach, portfolio, deals, target sectors, and how they address the specific opportunities and challenges of investment in sub Saharan Africa.
Risk capital: is there an appetite and a market for financing start-ups and SMEs?
Fundraising for different vehicles and experiences with raising second funds.
LPs: what are they looking for and what have they learned?

Peter Ballinger, Managing Director, Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC)

David Donaldson, Head, IFC Infraventures, sub-Saharan Africa, IFC

Nick Palairet, Director, Asante Capital Group

Alastair Vere Nicoll, Co-Founder, Berkeley Energy

15h45 Coffee

16h05  to 17h00
The Exchange
The group reaches conclusions of two full days and summarise the key points of the meeting.

17h00 End of AIX meeting


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