African Private Equity Deals Hit Seven-Year High

The value of private equity deals in Africa reached their second-highest level on record in 2014 as population growth and an increasingly stable political climate helped drive international interest in the continent. The total value of deals in Africa last year was $8.1bn, just short of the $8.3bn high recorded in 2007, according… Read More

Zuckerberg-Backed Startup Seeks to Shake Up African Education

Bridge International Academies, backed by investors including Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg, has opened more than 400 schools in Kenya in a bid to bring inexpensive, private education to some of the world’s poorest children. In rural Kenya, 6-year-old Sharon Ndunge, sitting in a rough-built classroom with chicken-coop wire for windows,… Read More

Press Release: EMPEA Elects Robert Petty As Chairman of Board of Directors

Washington, D.C., 28 January 2015 – EMPEA announced today the election of Robert Petty, Managing Partner and Co-Founder of Clearwater Capital Partners, as the next Chairman of the association. Mr. Petty was unanimously elected by the EMPEA Board to a two-year term commencing in January 2015. Joining the Board of Directors… Read More

Press Release: EMPEA and Wharton Partner to Expand Impact Investing Performance Database

EMPEA and the Wharton Social Impact Initiative (WSII) announced a partnership to greatly expand Wharton’s impact investing performance database. The new partnership will accelerate the field by providing quantitative evidence necessary for the continued expansion and development of impact investment. The joint venture will provide comprehensive metrics for institutional investors,… Read More

EMPEA Launches Frontier Markets Council

3 December 2014, Washington, D.C. – EMPEA announces the launch of its newly formed Frontier Markets Council, an advisory body comprised of and dedicated to fund managers, institutional investors and industry advisers active in the frontier markets. Peter Tropper, Senior Advisor at EMPEA, will chair the group. The Council will… Read More

EMPEA Appoints David Creighton as Senior Advisor

26 November 2014, Washington, DC — EMPEA, the global industry association for private capital in emerging markets,  announces today that it has appointed David Creighton to serve as a Senior Advisor to the organization. David also currently serves as Chair of EMPEA’s newly created Private Credit Council. David has accumulated over 30… Read More

EMPEA Launches DFI Council and Releases DFI Directory

19 November 2014, Washington, D.C. – EMPEA announces the launch of its DFI Council, an advisory body comprised of and dedicated to development finance institutions (DFIs) whose institutional mandates support financial sector development and investment in emerging markets. Michael Barth, Senior Advisor at EMPEA, chairs the group. The Council provides… Read More



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