An Industry Association Like No Other

Monitoring Private Capital Activity Worldwide

EMPEA prides itself on being a preeminent source of research for members on private capital activity and trends across emerging markets. EMPEA applies consistent methodology across all of its data collection and reporting efforts to facilitate accurate market-to-market comparisons that help equip members with the tools needed to succeed in the global marketplace and to inform the media and broader investment community about the private capital opportunity set in emerging markets.

EMPEA’s data covers fundraising, investment and exit activity in emerging markets by long-term, fixed-life, private, direct investment funds, backed by institutional investors across the following three asset classes: private equity & venture capital, private infrastructure and real assets, and private credit. See EMPEA’s complete data methodology here. 

Promoting Investment-Friendly Policies Through Regulatory Advocacy

EMPEA is a convening force in the industry and advocates for favorable investment environments across emerging markets. Since the organization’s founding, EMPEA has consulted on global regulations, enabled informed discussions through programs and educational resources and engaged with industry stakeholders on the impact of private capital in emerging markets.

Cultivating a Trusted Forum for Education, Training & Peer-to-Peer Exchange

EMPEA’s global conferences foster a variety of unique exchanges among industry peers and help to seed new business relationships and opportunities while offering a platform for sharing insights on the latest trends and challenges facing emerging market investors.

EMPEA  organizes educational online and in-person forums for limited partners, fund managers and other industry stakeholders in an effort to disseminate best practices and help members discern emerging trends so as to better anticipate and manage change in their businesses. Educational platforms include Private Equity Masterclasses, Executive Briefings, Summits, Breakfasts, Roundtables and Online Webcasts.

Crafting a Unique Framework for Global Dialogue

It is the role of a global industry association like EMPEA to provide leadership on behalf of its members in effective general advocacy to targeted audiences. These include but are not limited to public sector decision makers and the global financial press. EMPEA seeks to frame private capital in emerging markets as patient, responsible, long-term capital that seeks to create value in companies, communities and economies.

How to join EMPEA

For more information about EMPEA membership and to apply, contact or call +1 202 333 8171.

Please note: EMPEA requires all prospective members to provide a professional reference from an existing EMPEA member firm to support their application.

As a Founding Member Firm of EMPEA , I am proud of what the organization achieved. I look forward to playing an active role on the Board of Directors as we enter our next phase.

Drew Guff | Managing Director and Founding Partner, Siguler Guff & Company

I’m honored to join fellow industry pioneers in the leadership of an unparalleled network, filled with first movers, shaping the future of industries and communities.

Dr. Andrew Kuper | Founder and CEO, LeapFrog Investments

EMPEA's market and industry intelligence opens doors to new sources of capital.  I look forward to the future success of EMPEA and its members

Torbjorn Caesar | Senior Partner, Actis

While there are certainly challenges for the industry, the opportunities abound in our target markets and globally, making a global association like EMPEA more relevant than ever.

Drew Guff | Managing Director & Founding Partner, Siguler Guff & Company

The developed markets have no equivalent to the role EMPEA is playing as a convener and source of trusted information in the emerging markets.

David Rubenstein | Co-Founder and Managing Director, The Carlyle Group