Sub Saharan Africa Private Equity Breakfast 2024


This is our second Sub Saharan Africa Private Equity Breakfast sponsored and hosted through the joint cooperation of Pedersen & Partners and CMS.

The audience will bring together senior decision makers from private equity, mezzanine & venture funds, asset managers, financial institutions, advisory firms, family offices and portfolio companies.

The topic of this year's Private Equity Breakfast will be: Navigating the African Investment Landscape: Opportunities, Trends, and Strategies.

Private Equity Breakfast


  • Kabelo Dlothi – Director, Co-Head of Corporate & Commercial, CMS
  • Michael Al Nassir – Partner, Head of META, Head of Private Equity Practice APMEA, Pedersen & Partners


  • Florent de Boissieu – Partner, Adenia
  • Stuart Bradley – Managing Partner, Phatisa
  • Arshad Essa – Head of Nedbank Private Equity
  • Mohau Polo Leteka – Founder & Chief Executive Officer, IDF Capital
  • Edward Pitsi – Co-Founder & CEO, Infinite Partners
  • Ronald Tamale – Founding Partner, Head of Sub-Saharan Africa, Affirma Capital

Panel discussion topics:

Our panel will discuss the outlook for and latest trends in investment, finance, and M&A activities in Sub Saharan Africa across key sectors such as energy, digital infrastructure and food security, including:

  • Valuations in African Markets: Navigating the complexities of valuing businesses in African markets, considering external factors such as market volatility, deal flow, regulatory environments, local market dynamics, armed conflicts, high interest rates and inflation, energy transition and the global election landscape.
  • Strategic Exit Strategies: Explore effective exit strategies tailored to the African context, including IPOs, trade sales, and secondary buyouts, to maximize returns and mitigate risks.
  • Value creation: Portfolio management, change management, the significance of human capital in due diligence, succession planning, and key talent acquisition and retention.