Allyes Group Receives Strategic Investment from Vision Knight Capital (Asia)

China-based private equity fund Vision Knight Capital has invested in Allyes Group, a provider of integrated digital marketing solutions in China that is majority-owned by global technology-focused investor Silver Lake Partners. David Wei, Vision Knight Capital’s Chairman and Founding Partner, joined Allyes’ Board of Directors in December 2011. Financial… Read More

The Evolution and Future of Private Equity in China

By most measures, China has emerged as the destination of choice for investors in emerging markets private equity. However, the rapidly evolving regulatory landscape and mushrooming of new funds have left ample opportunity for confusion and misunderstanding. This article clarifies the different types of private equity activity taking place in… Read More

The Inaugural Private Equity in Southern Africa Conference-Johannesburg

Approximately 300 delegates convened at the inaugural Private Equity in Southern Africa conference held in Johannesburg, South Africa on 1 February 2012. The leadership summit, hosted by EMPEA, FT Business, and the South African Venture Capital and Private Equity Association (SAVCA), drew senior fund managers and institutional investors from… Read More

EMPEA Insight: Mexico (Feb. 2012)

Mexico’s private equity fund managers are in high spirits. Although the industry is small and relatively nascent, local GPs contend that Mexico holds strong prospects for high returns—pointing to a robust pipeline of proprietary deals and low valuations compared to the significantly more competitive Brazilian market. Perhaps most importantly,… Read More

Legal & Regulatory Bulletin – Issue No. 5, Winter 2012

We are pleased to present the fifth issue of the Bulletin, marking a milestone for both this publication and the EMPEA Legal and Regulatory Council as we enter our second year. As investors and regulators grapple with how to balance a new appreciation for risk with the requirement to… Read More

Regulation of Private Equity in West Africa – Emerging Trends

In contrast to India and Mexico, where there have been serious efforts to introduce regulations specific to private equity, in the Western African jurisdictions surveyed here by Udo Udoma & Belo-Osagie and Norton Rose Africa Legal, with the possible exception of Nigeria, the adequacy of existing frameworks varies widely… Read More

EM PE Review – Volume VII, Issue 3

In this issue Articles Value Creation by Venture Capital Investors: The Experience of IDG Ventures India Inside Perspectives: An Interview with Cartica Capital’s Teresa Barger Viewpoint from EMPEA president and Ceo sarah alexander Amidst a background of growing macroeconomic and policy uncertainty in developed markets, investors are paying greater… Read More

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