SEEKING GROWTH BEYOND SOUTH AFRICAN BORDERS
The definitive event for M&A in sub-Saharan Africa returns to Johannesburg on 20 June 2017 for mergermarket’s annual event.
Attracting 150 attendees and 20 speakers, this event helps the corporate finance and investment banking communities to forge new relationships to get deals done.
Research for the 2017 programme has shown that the economic fundamentals point to huge potential for M&A in sub-Saharan Africa: a young population along with a growing middle class with growing demands for goods, services, infrastructure and resources that is still underserved locally, providing significant opportunities for inbound investors with long-term investment horizons. At the same time, economic growth is slowing down and many markets continue to be plagued by political uncertainty, driving both local businesses to look outside from Africa for stability and growth opportunities.
The event will explore both sides of the coin and provide insight into some of the frontier markets, which are expected to attract attention from M&A players in the years to come.
The speakers aim to address these topics through interactive debates and practical, no-nonsense viewpoints.