The theme of the SAVCA 2017 Conference is “Fruitful Partnerships”, a statement that celebrates the rewarding impact of private equity partnerships on businesses, communities and economies: Collaborations between private equity managers and institutional investors mobilise capital from international and local sources for productive deployment; the teamwork done by private equity managers with investee companies builds better businesses, which in turn creates new employment opportunities and shapes healthier communities. The theme is also a reference to the pick-up in deal activity, including acquisitions and exits, that our members are reporting. By February 2017, we’ll have a great deal more to discuss!
Objectives of the conference
- Showcase the Southern African private equity and venture capital industry
- Promote the private equity and venture capital asset class in general
- Create a compelling context for networking and information sharing amongst industry players
- Establish a platform for building and solidifying SAVCA’s relationships with industry organisations, investors, regulators, members and the media