New Rules Extend Opportunities for Foreign Private Equity in Shanghai

In late December 2010, Shanghai authorities issued comprehensive regulations that clarify how foreign PE fund managers and investors can participate under the pilot QFLP (Qualified Foreign Limited Partner) program first announced in 2008 and launched in 2009. These new rules offer a stronger regulatory framework for the launch and… Read More

RMB Funds: An Updated Legal and Tax Wish List

Over the course of the past year China has introduced several noteworthy regulatory changes concerning RMB funds. Weil's commentary summarizes these developments, addresses ongoing impediments to the further development of RMB funds, and proposes a legal and tax wish list. This list includes allowing more local capital to be… Read More

EM PE Review – Volume VI, Issue 4

In this issue Articles Exit via IPO in China (Ergo Study Excerpt) Inside Perspectives: An Interview with Baring Private Equity Asia’s Jean Eric Salata Regulatory Update (AIFM Directive) The Impact of the Dodd-Frank Act on Investment Adviser Registration in the U.S. Industry Data EMPEA Industry Statistics… Read More

Exit via IPO in China

By virtue of its sheer size and incredible growth over the last decade, China presents one of the most compelling destinations for portfolio and direct investment. Yet for all its promise, private equity as an asset class faces a number of challenges in China, particularly when it comes to… Read More

RMB Funds: An Updated Legal and Tax Wish List

Following the publication in the third quarter of 2009 of the article, RMB Funds—The Current State and Way Forward: A Legal and Tax Wish List, in the EMPEA Quarterly Review, there have been several noteworthy PRC regulatory developments concerning RMB private equity funds. In this article, John Fadely and… Read More

The Rising Tide of Chinese RMB Funds

International investors and managers have demonstrated increasing levels of interest in RMB funds as vehicles for investing into China. This article reviews the differences between foreign-funded and purely domestic RMB funds and offers insight into recent regulatory changes that have established the QFLP program and allowed investment by insurance… 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

EMPEA Insight: Cleantech (April 2010)

Approximately 25 private equity funds dedicated to cleantech investing in emerging markets have been launched since January 2009, although EMPEA estimates that emerging markets drew less than 15% of total private equity investment in cleantech per year in both 2008 and 2009. However, emerging markets are ascending as leaders… Read More

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