Private Equity HUB Conference

| March 2009

Marlow Capital’s Andrew Hunt led a panel discussion at the 2009 Unquote Private Equity Congress on mid-market opportunities in South and Southern Africa.

Andrew Hunt of Marlow Capital facilitated a panel discussion at the 2009 South African Private Equity Congress held in Cape Town on the Mid Market. Some of the key conclusions from the discussion included

  • mid-market private equity remains very much open in South Africa

  • bank finance is available for mid-market transactions

  • there is a greater ability to add value to mid-market companies; and

  • the need for black economic empowerment can often be a catalyst for transactions in mid-market companies

In summary sentiment may be dampened but South Africa remains well placed to offer superior returns.