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IQE host private dinner on Africa

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Steve McCafferty, Associate Director, recently hosted a private dinner at Durrants Hotel, London for senior stakeholders from the African investment sector.

Guests included entrepreneurs, investors, legal and tax advisory professionals together with representation from Brand South Africa. Gathering first hand market opinion from the senior, experienced professionals around the table led to in-depth discussions covering natural resources, the Africa/China relationship, infrastructure opportunities, investor concerns and the challenges for the private equity sector and FDI vehicles entering the African market.

Reflecting on the dinner, Steve McCafferty added; "These events work well for our guests as they bring together a mix senior, experienced people, facing the same market. Africa is a key focus for many private equity houses and investors and the need to work with experienced professionals when entering the market is key. It goes without saying that understanding the risks is fundamental and whilst this can be a time consuming and complex process, from the conversation it is clear that many of the investors present at the dinner are currently engaged on a number of projects. Africa is continuing to grow and structuring those investments in the most appropriate way to ensure profit efficiency and investor protection was a key topic of conversation. Africa from a business perspective remains a steep learning curve for all and finding the right business partners and advisors at the outset could well determine the overall success of any investment.

IQE's office in Mauritius provides clients with a gateway into the African markets. Strategically located, and supported by a robust regulatory framework, the jurisdiction benefits from a generous taxation system, an extensive tax treaty network, a reliable infrastructure and a pool of skilled professionals.

The range of available financial structures provides an excellent fit with the services offered by IQE Limited creating the ability to support and implement cross border transactions and investment into the emerging markets.

With an existing global client base and a fully operational office in Mauritius, developing relationships throughout Africa is a key focus for IQE going forward into the second half of 2013.

For more information on IQE Mauritius or opportunities in African Markets, please contact Steve McCafferty on +44 (0)7624 490561 or email

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