Staffan Jåfs, Head of Private Equity at eQ Asset Management, shares his thoughts on notable private equity trends developing across Central and Eastern Europe (CEE), Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), and discusses which factors are most important to his firm in the fund selection process. eQ Group is the largest independent asset manager in Finland with EUR6.5 billion in AUM. Of this, EUR2.7 billion are private equity assets managed by eQ Asset Management (formerly Amanda Capital) through seven private equity fund of funds, as well as several private equity fund portfolios based on consultancy agreements.
A joint study of private equity exits in Latin America by EMPEA and Ernst & Young
Our second annual study, looking at how PE investors create value in Latin American businesses, extends our research into PE’s transformational role in Latin America’s continued economic development. The results of this year’s study confirm our initial findings — PE firms are focused on growth and hands-on partnerships with entrepreneurs to transform companies into market leaders. Through extensive involvement, PE investors work with the entrepreneurs they back to identify and develop new products, expand geographically and exit profitably.
Michael Calvey, Founder and Senior Partner of Baring Vostok, shares his perspectives on the private equity landscape in Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), and discusses some memorable transactions throughout his career in the region. Baring Vostok is one of the oldest and largest private equity firms focusing on Russia and the CIS; it recently closed its fifth fund with US$1.5 billion in aggregate capital commitments, constituting the largest fund raised for the region to date.
Archana Hingorani, Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of IL&FS Investment Managers, shares her perspectives on the key challenges currently facing the private equity industry in India and offers guidance on strategies for success in this new investment climate. IL&FS Investment Managers Limited (IIML), a subsidiary of Infrastructure Leasing & Financial Services Limited (IL&FS), is one of the oldest and largest private equity fund managers in India, with over US$3.2 billion in assets under management.
As 2012 came to a close, EMPEA reached out to a number of the industry’s leading practitioners to solicit their reflections on the year gone by, and to glean insights on the prospects for emerging markets private equity in the year ahead.
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