What is EMPEA?


Founded in 2004 by a handful of visionaries at the heart of the emerging markets private equity and venture capital industry, EMPEA is an independent, global membership association whose mission is to catalyze private equity and venture capital investment in emerging markets.

EMPEA leverages an unparalleled global industry network to deliver authoritative intelligence, promote best practices, and provide unique networking opportunities. Whether you are an LP choosing an investment location and fund manager, or a GP seeking new sources of capital, EMPEA creates opportunities for members to succeed in a highlight competitive investment environment.


Why Join EMPEA?

The EMPEA Edge

EMPEA’s member firms recognize that a holistic understanding of how emerging markets fit within both the global private equity and wider economic landscape is critical to their business. With access to an unparalleled global network, EMPEA powers the emerging markets private equity marketplace by delivering authoritative intelligence and in-depth market data upon which investment decisions are being made every day.


Who Joins EMPEA?


As the only pan-emerging markets industry association, EMPEA connects informs and empowers general partners, limited partners and global stakeholders. Our 300+ member firms, representing nearly 60 countries and more than US$1 trillion in assets under management, include the leading institutional investors and fund managers across developing and developed markets.




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How to join EMPEA

For more information about EMPEA membership and to apply, contact membership@EMPEA.net or call +1 202 333 8171. You can also apply online using our online application.

Please note: EMPEA requires all prospective members to provide a professional reference from an existing EMPEA member firm to support their application.