Lunches
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Saturday
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12:25 pm
Aldrich 011

Sponsor Informational Lunch: TGI Group

The sponsor informational lunch will include a company presentation and the opportunity to connect with some of the company's executives.‍

Sponsor Informational Lunch: TGI Group

The sponsor informational lunch will include a company presentation and the opportunity to connect with some of the company's executives.‍

America/New_York
Feb 17, 2024 12:25 PM
Aldrich 011

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Breakout 3
Saturday
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3:45 pm
Aldrich 110
Leveraging Local Capital and Attracting Foreign Investment in an increasingly Complex World
Strategies for harnessing the power of local capital while attracting foreign investment
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Leveraging Local Capital and Attracting Foreign Investment in an increasingly Complex World

High interest rate, climate change, debt crisis and geopolitics - African economies are subjected to many complexities in raising capital. We will delve into the strategies for harnessing the power of local capital while attracting foreign investment in a world marked by shifting dynamics. Participants will gain insights into investor engagement, collaboration, regulatory support, and risk management. This session will provide a forward-looking perspective on how African economies can thrive amidst the ever-evolving challenges and opportunities of the complex global landscape. 

America/New_York
Feb 17, 2024 3:45 PM
Aldrich 110
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Lunches
Saturday
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12:25 pm
Aldrich 010
Sponsor Informational Lunch: CH Group
Sponsor informational lunch.
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Sponsor Informational Lunch: CH Group

The sponsor informational lunch will include a company presentation and the opportunity to connect with some of the company's executives.

America/New_York
Feb 17, 2024 12:25 PM
Aldrich 010
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Breakout 2
Saturday
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11:25 am
Aldrich 108
Growing Africa's SME sector through enterpreneurship through acquisition (ETA)
Unlocking value, attracting talent, and accelerating the growth and development of SMEs in Africa through ETA
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Growing Africa's SME sector through enterpreneurship through acquisition (ETA)

Although Entrepreneurship through Acquisition (ETA)— where entrepreneurs search for and acquire stable, cash-flow positive businesses to grow them over time—is growing in popularity across North America, few “search funds” have been established in Africa. Indeed, there has been limited data to support the case for investing in African search funds and the benefits of this novel asset class. 

Still, ETA remains uniquely positioned to unlock value, attract talent, and accelerate the growth and development of SMEs—particularly family businesses—across the continent. This panel will focus on three key questions: 

(1) Is Africa ripe for the growth of search funds? 

(2) How can the traditional search fund model be adapted to work in/for the African context? 

(3) What other models can we leverage to see more African ETAs? 

(4) Share some success stories and what we can learn from them.

America/New_York
Feb 17, 2024 11:25 AM
Aldrich 108