Sovereign Funds Flock to Developing-World Startups

By Claire Milhench | May 2 2018 Read the full article on Reuters here. LONDON (Reuters) – Sovereign investors are helping fuel billion-dollar funding rounds for emerging-market tech startups, where companies and their backers are fighting for first-mover advantage in the digital space. The aim is to find firms… Read More

Impact Agenda: Attracting Institutional Capital

Asian Venture Capital Journal | 21 March 2018 Download the full article here. (EMPEA has received special permission from AVCJ to feature the PDF of the original article on its web page. The article may also be read in its original location here.) Rising interest in active… Read More

Is López Obrador a Threat to PE Energy Investments in Mexico?

By Luis Garcia | 14 March 2018 | Read the full article at WSJ Private Equity Pro  Private-equity firms poured billions of dollars in Mexican energy ventures in recent years. With left-leaning candidate Andrés Manuel López Obrador leading the polls for Mexico’s presidential election in July, should those firms… Read More

This Week on the Frontiers, February 24th 2018

Read the full article on WSJ here. By Dan Keeler | 23 February 2018 Private equity investments into emerging and frontier markets hit a record last year but some regions experienced sharp declines—a development that suggests structural changes are under way in investors’ approaches to these markets. According to figures… Read More

EMPEA: Emerging Asia Reaches Highest Fundraising Level Since 2008

Read the full article at PEI here. (login required) By Carmela Mendoza | 22 February 2018 Emerging Asia funds raised an aggregate $50 billion in 2017, the highest on record since 2008, according to data from the Emerging Markets Private Equity Association. KKR Asian Fund III, which closed on… Read More

Emerging markets saw record PE deals worth $49b in 2017: EMPEA

Read the full article at Deal Street Asia here. By Claire Milhench | 22 February 2018 A record $49 billion was invested in emerging market private equity deals in 2017, data from industry body EMPEA showed on Wednesday, with Asian private capital fundraising at its highest since 2008. With… Read More

EMPEA: RMB Fundraising Soars in China

Read the full article at PEI here. (login required) By Carmela Mendoza | 15 November 2017 China fundraising figures from EMPEA show more capital has been raised in renminbi in the first three quarters of 2017, compared with the same period for the previous five years. A total of… Read More



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