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Assessing private credit as a vehicle to bridge the gap between the debt and equity markets

Broadcast on Nov 25, 2020 from Livestream: Bonds, Loans & Sukuk Africa 2020 - Virtual Conference

Strategic Partner

National Treasury, Republic of South Africa

Platinum Sponsor

Absa

Platinum Sponsor

Africa Finance Corporation

Platinum Sponsor

Standard Bank

Gold Sponsor

African Export-Import Bank (Afrexim)

Gold Sponsor

MUFG

Gold Sponsor

SMBC

WAEMU Sponsor

Agence UMOA-Titres

Silver Sponsor

Development Bank of Southern Africa

Silver Sponsor

Emirates NBD

Silver Sponsor

Rand Merchant Bank (RMB)

Bronze Sponsor

African Trade Insurance Agency

Bronze Sponsor

Fitch Ratings

Bronze Sponsor

GCR Ratings

Bronze Sponsor

KFW DEG

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  • What products are banks and private equity houses offering if borrowers choose to access alternative funding?
  • Why it is important to have alternatives to debt and more malleable capital on the table in the current climate?
  • What methods can be used to turn debt into equity (if necessary), and how can alternative credit firms support this?

Moderator

Marina Nakano

Marina Nakano

Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer

African Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (AVCA) 

Marina Nakano

Marina Nakano

Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer at African Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (AVCA) 

Marina Nakano is Chief Operating Officer & Financial Director of the African Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (AVCA). Marina brings over 15 years of experience in financing and control of projects in emerging markets.

Prior to joining AVCA, Marina was COO/CFO of Walkabout Foundation, a UK/US registered charity deploying projects in developing countries, with a focus in East Africa in particular. Previously, Marina spent 15 years in Investment Banking between Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank, UBS and Itau BBA in New York, London, Sao Paulo and Dubai, mainly covering fixed income and debt instruments for Emerging Markets.

She speaks fluent Portuguese and Spanish, has an Industrial Engineering degree from University of Sao Paulo, Brazil, and an MBA from the University of Chicago, Booth School of Business.

African Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (AVCA) 

Speakers

Paul Kavuma

Paul Kavuma

Paul Kavuma

Chief Executive Officer at Catalyst Principal Partners

Paul is the Chief Executive Officer of Catalyst Principal Partners, leading mid-market growth capital private equity fund manager focused on Eastern Africa.

With two funds under management – Catalyst Fund I – USD 125million and successor Catalyst Fund II with USD 155 million, Catalyst has developed a high quality portfolio of investments in a diversity of leading and emerging companies across the region. Catalyst’s investment strategy is underpinned by the growth of increasingly demanding and aspirational consumers across the region, targeting strategic investments in high growth consumer, services and industrial sectors. With its active investment approach, Catalyst adds value in driving growth and performance improvements in the development of regional champions of scale.

Paul has more than 20 years of management consulting, entrepreneurial, investment banking and private equity experience. He was previously a Director and Head of East Africa Private Equity at Actis Capital LLP in London and Nairobi, where he managed a significant and diverse regional investment portfolio. Prior to Actis, he was an Associate Director at HSBC Investment Bank in London and Johannesburg where he led several high profile merger and acquisition transactions across Africa.

Paul is a director on the board of the Africa Private Equity and Venture Capital Association and is a member of Emerging Markets Private Equity Association Frontier Markets Council. He previously served as the Chairman of the Capital Markets Authority Steering Committee for the development of the 10-year Masterplan for the Kenyan Capital Markets. He is an Advisory Board member of the Emerging Markets Institute of the Johnson School of Business at Cornell University, and is a Fellow of the Africa Leadership Initiative East Africa Foundation (member of Aspen Institute Global Leadership Network). He is also a member of the Young President’s Association, global professional network of CEOs. Paul holds several directorships for leading corporates across Eastern Africa.

He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Engineering from Brown University and an MBA from the Johnson Graduate School of Business at Cornell University.

Catalyst Principal Partners

Samia Tnani Seidensticker

Samia Tnani Seidensticker

Samia Tnani Seidensticker

Head of Credit Origination at AfricInvest Private Credit

Samia is a seasoned credit professional with strong expertise in the African continent. Since 2014, she acts as the Head of Credit Origination at AfricInvest Private Credit, the debt vehicle of AfricInvest group. In her role, Samia originates credit transactions for African SMEs to finance their growth in a sustainable way.

Prior to that, she was Managing Director of the Université Paris-Dauphine, Tunis Campus, where she led the launch of the University's Tunis campus. Samia also has 11 years of banking experience with Citibank in Tunis, where she joined as a Relationship Manager and subsequently focused on Credit and Risk by establishing a Credit Analysis unit, managing the remedial management portfolio and then serving as Country Risk Manager; Samia is a graduate of the IHEC Carthage (BA), and Université Paris-Dauphine (Masters and PhD in Finance).

AfricInvest Private Credit

Samia Tnani Seidensticker
Nathaniel Micklem

Nathaniel Micklem

Nathaniel Micklem

Portfolio Manager at Ninety One

Ninety One

Strategic Partner

National Treasury, Republic of South Africa

Platinum Sponsors

Absa Africa Finance Corporation Standard Bank

Gold Sponsors

African Export-Import Bank (Afrexim) MUFG SMBC

WAEMU Sponsor

Agence UMOA-Titres

Silver Sponsors

Development Bank of Southern Africa Emirates NBD Rand Merchant Bank (RMB)

Bronze Sponsors

African Trade Insurance Agency Fitch Ratings GCR Ratings KFW DEG