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IFC’s Experience in Emerging Markets Private Equity

1 April 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?

1 April 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

1 April 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)

1 March 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)

31 January 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

27 December 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)

1 December 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

30 October 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)

1 October 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)

1 September 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)

31 July 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

EM PE Quarterly Review – Volume V, Issue 2

12 July 2009
Viewpoint from Sarah Alexander The first half of 2009 has been a dismal time for private equity and venture capital firms worldwide, and emerging markets PE fund managers are seeing… Read More

EMPEA Insight: Brazil (June 2009)

1 June 2009
Brazil continues to dominate Latin America’s private equity scene, drawing over 80% of the region’s fundraising capital and 40% of its investment dollars in 2008. Read More

EMPEA Insight: MENA (May 2009)

1 May 2009
Strong fiscal and economic policies among governments in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), including ongoing heavy investment in local projects, have enabled the region to better weather the… Read More

EM PE Quarterly Review – Volume V, Issue 1

6 April 2009
Viewpoint from Sarah Alexander Emerging markets continue to feel the shockwaves of the global financial crisis. Net private capital flows are at their lowest level in six years; the World… Read More