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EMPEA Insight: Brazil (May 2010)

May 1, 2010
Brazil’s economic performance over the last two years has inspired tremendous optimism among investors circling Latin America’s largest economy for opportunities. The International Monetary Fund projects that Brazil’s economy will… Read More

EMPEA Insight: Cleantech (April 2010)

April 1, 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… Read More

EM PE Quarterly Review – Volume VI, Issue 1

April 1, 2010
In this Issue Articles The ILPA Principles: How Will They Shape LP-GP Relationships in Emerging Markets? 2009 Emerging Markets Private Equity Fundraising and Investment News and Data Funds Launched &… Read More

The AIFM Directive’s Negative Impact on Developing Countries—EMPEA’s Letter to the EU

April 1, 2010
On behalf of the Emerging Markets Private Equity Association (EMPEA), I am writing to express our concerns regarding the Alternative Investment Fund Managers (AIFM) Directive and to highlight its potential… Read More

IFC’s Experience in Emerging Markets Private Equity

April 1, 2010
David Wilton, Chief Investment Officer of the International Finance Corporation’s (IFC) Investment and Private Equity Funds Department, shares the following myth-busting analysis of the true return potential of emerging markets… Read More

The ILPA Principles: How Will They Shape LP-GP Relationships in Emerging Markets?

April 1, 2010
The ILPA Principles were released in September 2009 as a set of voluntary guidelines intended to establish best practices related to the alignment of interests between Limited Partners (LP) and… Read More

2009 Emerging Markets Private Equity Fundraising and Investment

April 1, 2010
Fundraising for emerging markets-dedicated private equity (EM PE) funds slowed in 2009, but investment activity was comparatively strong. Emerging markets captured 9% of global private equity fundraising and 26% of… Read More

EMPEA Insight: MENA (March 2010)

March 1, 2010
Private equity activity in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region slowed in 2009. Funds dedicated to MENA raised a total of US$1.1 billion in 2009, from a record… Read More

EMPEA Insight: Central & Eastern Europe (CEE) (Jan./Feb. 2010)

January 31, 2010
The private equity industry in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE), inclusive of Southeastern Europe and the Baltics, has faced a number of challenges over the past year. Institutional investors interested… Read More

EM PE Quarterly Review – Volume V, Issue 4

December 27, 2009
Viewpoint from Sarah Alexander 2009 will go down as one of the most challenging years on record for the global private equity industry. But for PE in the emerging markets,… Read More

EMPEA Insight: Latin America (ex-Brazil) (Dec. 2009)

December 1, 2009
Latin America has undoubtedly been affected by the global financial downturn. Investment levels dropped dramatically in 2009, echoing the “wait and see” sentiment that has been playing out in other… Read More

EM PE Quarterly Review – Volume V, Issue 3

October 30, 2009
Viewpoint from Sarah Alexander With consensus growing that we are turning the corner to recovery, now seems an appropriate time to take stock of the impact of the crisis on… Read More

EMPEA Insight: Sub-Saharan Africa (Oct. 2009)

October 1, 2009
The Sub-Saharan African opportunity represents one of the biggest growth stories in emerging markets private equity. Once generally overlooked by investors, fundraising activity in Sub-Saharan Africa has almost tripled from… Read More

EMPEA Insight: China (Sep. 2009)

September 1, 2009
Investors continue to be extremely optimistic about China. The country’s growth story not only remains intact, but is also enabling China to ascend in the global economic order and lead… Read More

EMPEA Insight: India (July/Aug. 2009)

July 31, 2009
Private equity activity in India has grown rapidly over the last five years, buoyed by a surging economy with annual growth rates averaging over 8.5% through the end of 2008.… Read More