Impact Case Study: Générale Assurance Méditerranéenne (GAM)

Emerging Capital Partners (ECP) invested in 2007. Company Headquarters:  Algeria Business focus:  Insurance Revenue:  EUR22 million Employees:  762 impact highlights In 2009, GAM sales grew twice as fast as the market with sales growth reaching 30%. Over the first half of 2010, GAM sales grew by more… Read More

Impact Case Study: Brandcorp

Ethos invested ZAR 1.3 billion in 2007. Company headquarters: South Africa Business focus: Value added distributor of niche industrial and retail products Revenue: ZAR1.5 billion Employees: 971 impact highlights Ethos introduced Brandcorp to a number of highly valuable contacts, from investors to business partners Brandcorp now has a… Read More

Impact Case Study: Letshego Holdings Limited

Kingdom Zephyr Africa Management invested US$13.4 million in 2004. Company Headquarters:  Botswana Business focus:  Consumer loans On loan:  US$192.4 million Employees:  389 impact highlights Letshego is among the top three most profitable domestic companies on the Botswana Stock Exchange 37% of Letshego’s top line growth now comes… Read More

Impact Case Study: Southey Holdings (Pty) Ltd.

Aureos acquired a 49.4 percent stake in 2010. Company headquarters: South Africa Business focus: Contracting services, ship building/repairs, manufacture of oil and gas tanks and refrigeration rooms/cabinets Growth: 20 percent per annum since 2000 IMPACT HIGHLIGHTS With support from Aureos, Southey undertook a strategic review of the… Read More

Long Way Home – Dismantling a Red Chip Structure

Traditionally, international private equity houses making growth capital investments in Chinese businesses have invested via an offshore holding company. Together these holding companies are referred to as a “quasi red chip” corporate structure. In recent months, investors attracted by the substantially higher P/E ratios offered by the A-share market… Read More

EMPEA Insight: India (Aug. 2010)

Boasting one of the most dynamic private equity industries among the emerging markets, India draws an ever-growing number of investors willing to brave the country’s regulatory and infrastructure hurdles in order to gain exposure to some of the most favorable economic growth and demographic trends to be found anywhere… Read More

SEC Adopts Pay-to-Play Rule for Investment Advisers

O'Melveny & Myers attorneys provide detailed coverage of the new SEC rule targeting pay-to-play activity in the investment advisory industry.  The new rule includes a two-year ban on compensation for advisory services, prohibitions on “conduiting,” political fundraising and the use of unregistered third-party solicitors, and recordkeeping requirements for political… Read More

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