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Debt Investment in India: Is Mauritius now the Preferred Route?

August 16, 2016
    By Ganesh Rao and Pallabi Ghosal, AZB & Partners On May 10, 2016, after years of protracted negotiations, India and Mauritius signed a protocol (“Protocol”) amending the agreement… Read More

Nigerian Foreign Exchange Market Developments and Private Equity Investment

August 15, 2016
  By Folake Adebowale and Joseph Eimunjeze, Udo Udoma & Belo-Osagie Nigeria’s economy is highly dependent on crude oil, which constitutes a major source of the country’s foreign exchange earnings… Read More

Liquidity Options in Permanent Capital Vehicles

August 14, 2016
  By Cindy Valentine and Ravi Chopra, King & Wood Mallesons Although permanent capital structures have been used in Europe and the US for many years in various forms, emerging… Read More

Legal Reforms Against Corruption Were Published in Mexico

August 13, 2016
  By José Antonio Coto, White & Case LLP On July 18, 2016 a group of laws that comprises the legal framework that will make effective the public strategies and… Read More

Social Entrepreneurship in Emerging Markets: An Interview with MVision and Harmony Ventures

July 18, 2016
EMPEA had the opportunity to speak with EMPEA Member, Mounir Guen, Founder & CEO of MVision Private Equity Advisers, and Harmony Ventures’ founders Yassamin Issapour and Aymeric Pacton about the… Read More

ESMA’s Latest Advice on AIFMD: Extending the AIFMD Marketing Passport to Non-EU Fund Managers

July 18, 2016
An update and summary provided by EMPEA Member Owen Lysak of Clifford Chance   ESMA published Advice to the European Parliament, the Council and the Commission on the application of… Read More

EMPEA Response to SEBI Proposed Amendments to Portfolio Managers Regulations: Section 9A Income Tax Act of 1961

July 3, 2016
In summary, we strongly support the proposed amendments and believe that they will support the continued investments of Eligible Investment Funds (“EIF”) operating outside of India, encourage offshore fund managers… Read More

The Evolution of Secondary Transactions and the Revivification of Zombie Funds

June 18, 2016
Secondary transactions have always been the most private part of private equity. For much of the nineties, secondary deals were viewed as tainted, and the general, ill-informed view was that… Read More

Global Information Exchange for Investment Funds: Common Reporting Standard Enters Into Effect

June 18, 2016
On January 1, 2016, the Common Reporting Standard (CRS) issued by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) entered into effect in certain key investment fund jurisdictions, marking a… Read More

Deciphering Conduct Risk

June 18, 2016
Regulators and compliance professionals from New York to Dubai to Sydney are eagerly talking about a new risk that seems to have emerged in the aftermath of the financial crisis:… Read More

Currency Risk Management Survey

May 16, 2016
  EMPEA’s Currency Risk Management Survey is the first pan-emerging markets exploration of the impact of currency volatility on the private equity industry. The survey features the views of 146 industry practitioners,… Read More

Private Investing in the Power Sector in Emerging Markets

May 4, 2016
  The Macro Picture: What Makes Power a Compelling Sector for Investment?  The rise of emerging markets over the last two decades has had a transformative impact on the world… Read More

Private Equity in Mexico

April 29, 2016
  An Introduction to Private Equity in Mexico For decades, Mexico remained under the radar as private equity investors with an interest in Latin America poured their money into Brazil.… Read More

Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Reference Guide

April 29, 2016
In the age of transparency, ESG reporting has evolved into a common practice for private equity practitioners in emerging markets, as evident by the shift in the dialogue around ESG.… Read More

2016 Global Limited Partners Survey

April 25, 2016
  The 12th annual edition of EMPEA’s Global Limited Partners Survey features the views of 107 limited partners (LPs) on the emerging markets private equity (EM PE) asset class. This… Read More