Strong Growth Foundations Are Rebuilding BRIC Allure

By Andrew Pitts | 25 September 2017 Follow the money: it’s a phrase that applies not only to investigative pursuits but also to investing. So is the ‘smart money’ suggesting that private investors should be tilting their portfolios towards emerging markets? Last month I suggested that on relative valuation grounds,… Read More

EMPEA Appoints KKR’s Former Asia Public Affairs Head

Read the article on AVCJ here. (log in required) By Steve Johnson | 22 September 2017 Steven Okun, until recently KKR’s director of public affairs for Asia Pacific, has been appointed ASEAN representative for EMPEA, a global industry association for private capital in emerging markets. Okun will be responsible… Read More

Private Equity Funds Pour Record Sums Into Emerging Markets

By Steve Johnson | 31 August 2017 Read the full article at FT here.  Private equity-style funds poured more money into emerging markets in the first half of 2017 than during any other six-month period since comparable records began in 2008. A total of $22bn was invested by private… Read More

Allegro Deal Pushes CEE and CIS to Record First Half

By Isobel Markham | 24 August 2017 The acquisition of Polish online marketplace Allegro in a club deal between European giants Cinven and Permira and CEE specialist Mid Europa Partners boosted CEE and CIS investment to its highest first half since 2008. The firms invested just over $2 billion in… Read More

Africa: Fundraising Pauses but Exits Ramp Up

By Graeme Kerr | 22 August 2017 1. UNCERTAINTY IS TAKING ITS TOLLThe “Africa Rising” narrative appears to have paused for breath as macro shocks and political uncertainty in the continent’s major economies take their toll. Fundraising fell to $1.95 billion in 2016, down sharply from the $4.26 billion… Read More

China Leads Strong First Half for EM Investing

By Isobel Markham | 23 August 2017 Emerging market fund managers invested just over $8 billion in private equity deals in China in the first half of this year, more than 40 percent of the total invested across all emerging markets. Emerging market private equity managers invested $18.9 billion in… Read More

FORUM: Opportunities and Risks in Frontier Market Private Equity

Jake Cusack, chair of EMPEA’s Frontier Markets Council and a managing partner at CrossBoundary, moderates a discussion with fellow EMPEA members on opportunities and risks in frontier market private equity between Hurley Doddy at Emerging Capital Partners (ECP), Leith M. Masri at Foursan Group, and Thomas C. Barry at Zephyr… Read More

Emerging Markets Hold US$48B in Stranded Capital

By Adam Le – 5 June 2017 There is more than a year’s worth of potential secondaries deal volume being held by emerging market managers who have failed to raise a successor fund and whose LPs may be seeking liquidity, according to industry association EMPEA. At least $47.5 billion was… Read More

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