Despite the recent economic slowdown, the economies in global growth markets (GGMs) are anticipated to grow significantly faster than developed economies through 2020. GGM equity markets – public and private – differ dramatically from developed markets in terms of maturity, concentration, and access to capital, and understanding these differences is critical to investors seeking to maximize returns from the projected growth in these regions. This white paper highlights some of the major differences between public and private equity markets in GGMs and developed countries, and explores the implications for investors.