The East Africa Venture Capital Association (EAVCA) successfully held the inaugural annual Private Equity in East Africa Conference this past Tuesday. The event was well attended by industry practitioners and stakeholders both from within and outside the East African region.
The East Africa Trade and Investment Hub was well represented at the event by our investment team led by our Director of Investment and Technology, Ms. Kanini Mutooni who also took part in a panel on investing in agribusiness.
Discussions at the conference centered around how to develop the still young Venture Capital and Private Equity (VC/PE) industry in East Africa. Participants engaged on a wide range of topics including:
- How to attract local capital to private equity, especially pension funds
- The role of the regulator and how regulators can play a part in promoting VC/PE in the region
- Current trends and challenges facing the industry
- Focus discussions on private equity investing in energy, agribusiness and financial services
- Impact investing
The Hub got to introduce the work we are doing in investment facilitation to the VC/PE community.
If you missed the event, you can catchup with some of the highlights here.