Washington, DC: The Emerging Markets Private Equity Association (“EMPEA”) announces that Ziad Oueslati, Founding Partner of AfricInvest Group, and Maninder Saluja, Partner and Co-Head of Emerging Markets at Quilvest, have been elected to the organization’s governing body, the Board of Directors.
Singapore-based private equity real estate investment firm SC Capital Partners has committed approximately US$25 million to a real estate project in Myanmar. Structured through Real Estate Capital Asia Partners III, SC Capital Partners has signed a 50-year lease on a parcel of land in Yangon to develop a three or four star hotel. The firm is currently in the planning stages for the hotel, but expects to break ground on the development in January.
Washington, DC: The Emerging Markets Private Equity Association (EMPEA) today announces the launch of its newly formed Impact Investing Council, an advisory group that will work with EMPEA to advance impact investing. The Council aims to provide a professional forum for investment managers implementing private equity strategies with impact targets as well as an information resource for institutional investors pursuing market-based solutions to impact investing.
Investors are operating in a uniquely challenging climate, and the global economic and political landscape has had a significant impact on investor strategies. Leading fund managers actively use many value creation levers to extract excellent returns. To discuss what the dealmakers are doing to deliver a return, ABN speaks to Robert van Zwieten, CEO of Emerging Markets Private Equity Association.
In the competitive profession of private equity, what keeps managing partners up at night? For many prominent emerging market fund managers, some of whom seemingly face few binding resource constraints, the answer is often something unexpected: an empty desk. According to the Emerging Markets Private Equity Association's inaugural Private Equity Talent Management in Emerging Markets Survey, competition for qualified talent, which is expected to intensify in most emerging markets over the next five years, is a key challenge for the private equity industry...
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