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EMPEA is dedicated to providing private equity investors and practitioners with up-to-date information on investment trends and activity in the emerging markets. EMPEA’s research team sources data on developments in the industry from our members and other practitioners, through participation at industry events, and through continuous scans of a broad array of third party research.


Latest Research


1H 2013 EM PE Industry Statistics

Private equity firms raised US$10.8 billion through 58 funds in the first half of the year, compared to US$22.3 billion in capital raised from 90 emerging market funds during the same period last year. Through 30 June, 360 deals garnered US$9.5 billion, a 20% decrease in volume and an 11% drop in capital from the first half of 2012. Read more »


Emerging Markets Private Equity Data Dashboards 

The Emerging Markets Private Equity Data Dashboards, featuring analytics solutions from SAP, provide an interactive, easily accessible window into EMPEA’s pan-emerging market fundraising and investment data, giving users the information needed to drive investment decisions. Access the Dashboards »


Inside Perspectives: An Interview with Khalid Quadir of Brummer & Partners (Bangladesh)

Khalid Quadir is Chief Executive Officer and Founding Partner of Brummer & Partners (Bangladesh), which manages the Bangladesh-focused Frontier Fund. Khalid makes the case for investing in Bangladesh via private equity and highlights some of the unique challenges to being a first mover in this market. Read more »


Emerging Middle Markets: Closing the Gap Between LP Ticket Sized and Mid-Market GPs

In this article, EMPEA’s Nadiya Satyamurthy explores the dynamics behind the middle market squeeze, and invites members to engage with us as we seek to identify strategies for removing bottlenecks and unlocking capital for this critical market segment. Read more »


Check out more EMPEA Research: 


data and Statistics »

Including Quarterly Industry Statistics Powered by EMPEA's FundLink™; Annual Fundraising and Investment Reviews; and, Performance Data from Cambridge Associates

emPEA Publications  »

An analytical and factual look at the data and drivers behind investment trends in emerging markets private equity. 

legal & regulatory issues »

Members-only resources that draw on the collective expertise of our Legal and Regulatory Council to arm the EMPEA membership with a better understanding of regulatory developments in the industry

lp surveys »

Investors' views of private equity in emerging markets.  Survey respondents represent a range of institutions and geographies, including pensions, foundations, endowments, asset managers and funds of funds from North America, Europe, Asia, Africa, the Middle East and Latin America.

case studies »

Examples of the unique and catalytic role played by private equity investors for the companies in which they invest and the communities in which they operate.