In November 2011, OPIC issued its first Global Engagement Call for proposals from qualified emerging markets private equity fund managers. Unique from earlier OPIC calls for proposals, the Global Engagement Call expanded the range of investment strategies and structures under consideration. Yet similar to earlier calls, the Global Engagement Call again focused on driving private, patient, long-term growth capital to expanding companies in OPIC-eligible emerging markets via investment funds. When the Global Engagement Call closed in January 2012, OPIC had received a record-setting 158 proposals. Not only are these proposals helping OPIC to maintain a balanced, diversified portfolio, they also provide a perspective on the market.
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Secondary directs, the purchase from GPs of individual investments or a select portfolio of China private equity investments, potentially offer some of the better risk-adjusted investment opportunities in China for PE firms and LP direct investors. Based on China First Capital's research of both publicly-disclosed PE investments in China and entries from our deal log, the universe of unexited PE-invested deals in China is over 7,500 investments, representing an aggregate PE investment of over USD$100 billion.
RisCura Fundamentals recently launched Bright Africa, a new report that provides a uniquely comprehensive look at the price of investing across the continent. With investors from around the world looking for growth in a post-financial crisis world, the Bright Africa report demonstrates that to fully participate in the African growth story, investors need exposure to both private and listed equity. And the good news is that, on average, the price of private equity deals across all sizes of businesses are 12% lower than the global average.
An interview with Arif Naqvi, Founder and Group Chief Executive of The Abraaj Group.
"Those who believe linear careers are linearly predictable might think Arif Naqvi has had consistently bad timing. The Karachi-born investor studied Soviet Economic Systems and National Planning at the London School of Economics a few years before the Soviet Union collapsed. He moved from London to Saudi Arabia three days after the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait. He led and funded the Celebration of Entrepreneurship, then the largest gathering of start-up entrepreneurs in the Middle East, two months before the Arab uprisings consumed the region...."
China-focused international investment bank and advisory firm China First Capital examines the potential market for secondary transactions in China and concludes that secondaries have the ability to benefit GPs, LPs and investee companies due to a number of factors unique to the Chinese market.
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