Private equity investors’ response to whipsawing global public markets is more often than not “keep calm and carry on.” That seems to be the case in emerging markets, according to the latest annual data published by the Emerging Markets Private Equity Association. Although it may be somewhat immune from the immediate effects of public market gyrations, the private equity industry doesn’t exist in a vacuum. Macro themes, including slowing growth, currency fluctuations and an abundance of capital could factor more heavily into deal-making in the year ahead. For now, here’s a look at some big takeaways from EMPEA’s data.
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The president and chief executive of EMPEA answers Real Deals' questions on Chinese slowdown, African acceleration and the case for private equity investment over stock markets.
According to data from the Emerging Markets Private Equity Association in Washington, D.C., the Indian private equity industry’s fund-raising in the quarter that ended in September fell 55 percent compared to the same period a year earlier, even while their investments in companies rose 16 percent. In an email interview, India Ink asked Robert van Zwieten, president and C.E.O. of the association, which represents institutional investors and private equity fund managers across developing and developed markets, about the outlook for investor appetite in Indian private equity in the coming year.
The Emerging Markets Private Equity Association (EMPEA) has published the results of its Private Equity Talent Management in Emerging Markets Survey. The report provides an overview of the current recruitment dynamics within private equity firms across different emerging markets, the challenges that general partners (GPs) face in staffing their emerging market teams, and how practitioners anticipate the job market will evolve over the next five years.
Have emerging markets truly lost their allure? Following the “taper tantrum” in May, emerging markets experienced a bout of volatility across fixed income, currencies and equities, only to be treated to news in October that the International Monetary Fund once again ratcheted down its GDP forecasts for the oncevaunted “growth markets.” How quickly sentiment changed!
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