Recent acquisitions in East Africa has been hailed as a trend that significant institutional capital flowing into sub-Saharan Africa is going to the region. This contrasts with the unease and protectionism that have stalled business activities and resulted in some capital flight. However, East African assets remain very attractive to asset owners and money managers. And family businesses are increasingly been sought after by African focused funds that are expanding their operations in the region.
With this year’s theme, implementing drivers and enablers for financial and impact returns, the East Africa Alternative Investment Intensive (EAAII) will enable critical and thought-provoking discussions on how to successfully navigate a rapidly growing, risky, illiquid and relatively non-transparent alternatives markets.
Held under the Chatham House Rule, the East Africa Alternative Investment Intensive (EAAII) will bring together a carefully selected ecosystem of investment professionals and industry stakeholders to examine what works and what doesn't work when investing in East Africa's private markets and alternative assets (infrastructure debt, real estate, alternative credit, private equity and debt). The forum will highlight investable strategies, executable themes and showcase select investment opportunities.