Investing in Africa FT Conference 2012

Investing in Africa FT Conference 2012

InvestinginDevelopment took part in a panel discussion this week (Wed 24 Oct) at the Emerging Markets Private Equity Association/Financial Times conference on ‘Private Equity in Africa’.  The thrust of the session was how potential private equity investors can identify and reduce risk in respect of investing in African prospects.  Much of the discussion centred upon the importance of transparency and how this can be achieved through a combination of international legal measures and, in practical terms, getting to know personally the people you’re doing business with. Kroll‘s presentation on risk-mitigation seemed, to us, to contain some very insightful, well-researched and practical thoughts about risk-reduction.  For more on this, contact EMPEA @empea.