The TikTok Dilemma: What’s at Stake for Cross-Border Venture Capital?

By Julie Ruvolo, Managing Director, Venture Capital, EMPEA [This article originally appeared in the August 27 | 28 edition of the VC Cache, a bi-weekly newsletter covering cross-border tech transactions and innovations with cross-border applications in a rapidly changing world.] The TikTok dilemma playing out on the global tech… Read More

2020 Global Limited Partners Survey

The 16th annual edition of EMPEA’s Global Limited Partners Survey features the views of 109 limited partners (LPs) on the current conditions and outlook for private capital in emerging markets (EM). This study aims to shed light on how LP investment plans are evolving and what factors are affecting LP… Read More

Legal & Regulatory Bulletin – Issue No. 29, June/July 2020

This issue of the EMPEA Legal and Regulatory Bulletin comes at a time when our industry and the markets where we invest are facing particular challenges due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. EMPEA members, including members of the Legal and Regulatory Council, have provided some of their insights… Read More

Private Credit Data Insight (Year-End 2019)

EM private credit funds raised USD8.1b in 2019, led by an increase in special situations fundraising EM private credit fund managers raised USD8.1 billion in 2019. As explored in EMPEA’s 2019 Private Credit Solutions report, investor interest in private credit opportunities has grown in recent years, which is particularly visible… Read More

Infrastructure Data Insight (Year-End 2019)

Infrastructure funds raised USD5.2b in 2019, led by closes for Actis and NIIF funds EM-focused infrastructure fund managers raised USD5.2 billion in 2019, led by commitments to two landmark funds: the USD1.2 billion Actis Long Life Infrastructure Fund and National Infrastructure Investment Fund’s Master Fund, which reached a fourth close… Read More

Year-End 2019 Global Private Capital Industry Data & Statistics

EMPEA Members log in to receive exclusive access to the detailed report (PDF) and underlying data (Excel). EM-focused private capital vehicles raised USD78 billion in 2019, with a slowdown in pan-Asia and China-dedicated funds largely offset by increased fund closes from multi-regional GPs. Fund managers deployed record levels… Read More

Emerging Markets Funds: Not in Kansas Anymore

This article is not about the Abraaj Group, but as the Abraaj train wreck seems at last to be in the course of resolution it seemed a good moment to reflect on the current state of emerging markets funds, particularly those that are development institution backed. Before you read more… Read More

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