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Inside Perspectives: An Interview with Yichen Zhang of CITIC Capital

Posted On: 1 Apr 2014  |  Category: Special Reports

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Yichen Zhang is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of CITIC Capital, an alternative investment management and advisory company with over US$4.5 billion of assets under management across private equity, venture capital and real estate. Yichen Zhang reflects on the history of private equity in China and shares his perspectives on what he sees as some of the biggest challenges and opportunities facing the industry.

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Inside Perspectives: An Interview with Tom Barry of Zephyr Management

Posted On: 27 Feb 2014  |  Category: Special Reports

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Tom Barry is the CEO and Founder of Zephyr Management, a global emerging markets investment manager that specializes in the creation and management of private equity and marketable securities funds. Tom discusses the rationale behind his firm’s investment strategy and candidly shares his views on what he sees as the greatest challenges for the industry today. Since its inception in 1994, Zephyr has sponsored 22 funds with approximately US$1.2 billion in committed capital.

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Private Equity Talent Management in Emerging Markets Survey

Posted On: 17 Sep 2013  |  Category: Special Reports

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EMPEA’s Private Equity Talent Management in Emerging Markets Survey aims to provide our members and the broader industry with a greater understanding of the current state of hiring for employment at private equity firms; the challenges that GPs face in staffing their emerging market teams; and, how practitioners anticipate the job market will evolve over the next five years. The findings of this Survey are based on data collected from 88 respondents representing 70 private equity fund managers based in 34 countries and operating across the emerging markets, as well as interviews with industry professionals.

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Building Vital Partnerships: How do private equity investors create value?

Posted On: 17 May 2013  |  Source: EMPEA and Ernst & Young  |  Category: Special Reports

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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.

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EMPEA Brief: European Bank Deleveraging: Opportunities and Challenges for EM PE Investors

Posted On: 30 Oct 2012  |  Category: Special Reports

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This EMPEA Brief explores the impact of European bank deleveraging on the emerging markets, with a view toward identifying the opportunities and challenges the process presents to private equity investors. Authored by EMPEA’s Mike Casey, this article includes an examination of the drivers and scale of European bank deleveraging over the short-, medium- and long-term time horizons, and quantifies the impact of deleveraging across all emerging market regions.

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