The United Nations estimates that reaching the SDGs in emerging markets will cost approximately $3.9 trillion per year and assumptions leave a financing gap of $2.5 trillion annually. Impact investing has emerged as key to closing the SDG financing gap and the most promising approach to providing financial returns above investor hurdle rates while simultaneously achieving social outcomes. As sustainable investment continues to be high on the agenda with data beginning to link impactful outcomes to significant commercial returns, this Sustainable Investing in Emerging Markets summit brings together key industry stakeholders to address the key concerns and share experiences.
The Private Equity in Africa summit aims to paint a more nuanced portrait of investment throughout the continent at a critical time when there are increased signs of technological change and innovation in Sub-Saharan Africa. The number of venture capital deals, for example, have steadily climbed and they now represent 18% of total number of deals for the first quarter of 2017 (EMPEA). Following a decline in fundraising after two record years and the search for new markets and exit opportunities. Private equity funds and investors will draw on real examples of specific deals, success stories, and existing challenges during panel discussions and case study presentations which will delve into both specific regions and sectors.
Join us to find out what is really happening in some of the fastest growing emerging markets and global sectors and what is next for private capital opportunities through on-the-ground perspectives of leading fund managers, direct investors and institutional limited partners.