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Mauritius to host private equity conference in September

Mauritius to host private equity conference in September

The two-day conference, to be held at the Hilton Mauritius Resort & Spa in Flic en Flac, will look at the latest trends and developments in private equity investment in emerging markets. (Image: Global Finance)

Mauritius will focus on the opportunities offered by the island economy to private equity investors at the fourth edition of the Private Equity Mauritius (PEM) 2014 conference slated for September 25 and 26.

The two-day conference, to be held at the Hilton Mauritius Resort & Spa in Flic en Flac, will look at the latest trends and developments in private equity investment in emerging markets.

This conference is an initiative of the Board of Investment (BOI) in collaboration with financial services stakeholders from the private sector.

Foreign and local participants from Private Equity Investors, General Partners (GPs), Limited Partners (LPs), Chief Executives, Decision Makers, Private Equity Managers, Fund Managers, Fund Administrators, Wealth Managers, Investment Advisors, Partners of International Law Firms, Development Finance Institutions (DFIs) and Other Financial Intermediaries & Professionals are expected to attend the conference.

Participants will be able to explore and discuss key projects in need of investment across emerging markets and interact with the most active DFIs, LPs, and GPs in emerging markets.

A platform will be provided to the participants to discuss the latest regulatory trends with respect to private equity players as well as to learn the benefits that Mauritius offers as the regional financial and investment platform.

In its third edition, the PEM was held on the theme of ‘Connecting Global Investors with African Opportunities’ and it focused on the growing and unprecedented financing opportunities that the continent offers to Private Equity investors as well as the exit routes that they can consider.

There were discussions on key sectors to attract investments from DFIs as well as private equity funds and the focus was on how and why Mauritius is fast becoming the preferred investment, financial and business gateway for Africa.

African countries present at the conference were given a platform to present existing and forthcoming projects in need of private equity investments across various sectors.

According to Ken Poonoosamy, the managing director at BOI, “The conference has not only proved to be an essential platform to connect global investors with regional investment opportunities, but it has equally been instrumental in attracting leading global funds, investment houses and advisors from Asia and Middle East to consider establishing substance locally through the establishment of fully-fledged offices.”

Since its launch in 2009, the aim of the PEM conference was to create a platform for directors of global private equity funds and leading corporate leaders, as well as practitioners from the industry to explore further investment opportunities in and through Mauritius.

Ever since, the event acts as an ideal platform to attract private equity and other funds to make us of Mauritius for financial services and to showcase investment opportunities in thriving sectors.

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