The BVCA is working in partnership with MENA Private Equity Association – the private equity association for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) – to bring together general partners from Western Europe and MENA along with institutional investors and specialist service providers.
The political events that have taken place in several MENA countries over the last year have redrawn the economic, social and political map. This forum will provide an overview of those regions most affected by upheaval but will also focus on the growth prospects of the markets in the wider Gulf region which have, to some degree, been sheltered from the political changes. Private equity firms are especially optimistic about the prospects of sectors such as healthcare, education, consumer goods, oil and gas, all of which are likely to benefit from government spending plans and regulatory changes. They will also seek to invest in industries such as railways, toll-ways, ports and utilities, which are set to attract billions in capital spending.
The forum will focus on the rising demand for SME funding and support for entrepreneurs. The MENA region has also historically provided a source of capital for European private equity funds, and sovereign wealth funds have been high on the priority list of the most established General Partners to speak to when fundraising. The Forum will look at whether this trend is set to continue.
The BVCA will be working with MENAPEA and our International Series Partners Citi, Debevoise & Plimpton, Greenpark Capital and KPMG to invite key individuals.
5-7 Carlton Gardens
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The agenda includes:
• An overview of social and economic outlook in the region
• Private equity and venture capital in the MENA Region
• The creation of new investment opportunities
• Investment perspectives of the regions’ LPs investing in Europe
To book your place, contact Deborah Harkin: email@example.com / +44 (0)20 7420 1800.
Registration is reserved for senior professionals with an international focus.
Registration is complimentary for:
• General partners (GPs)
• Limited partners (LPs)
• Government officials
• NGO representatives
Advisers may attend subject to availability:
• BVCA Associate members: £295+VAT per delegate
• Non-member advisers: £795+VAT per delegate
22 March 2012
To book your place, contact Deborah Harkin:
firstname.lastname@example.org / +44 (0)20 7420 1800.Registration is complimentary for: