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  • Emerging Markets Draw Record Private Equity Funding

    Read the full article at Global Finance here.  By Jonathan Gregson | 28 September 2017 Emerging markets have returned to favor with investors, with a pickup in spending by private equity-style funds during the first half of...Learn More

  • Strong Growth Foundations Are Rebuilding BRIC Allure

    Read the full article at Money Observer here.  By Andrew Pitts | 25 September 2017 Follow the money: it’s a phrase that applies not only to investigative pursuits but also to investing. So is the ‘smart money’ suggesting...Learn More

  • EMPEA Appoints KKR’s Former Asia Public Affairs Head

    Read the article on AVCJ here. (log in required) By Steve Johnson | 22 September 2017 Steven Okun, until recently KKR’s director of public affairs for Asia Pacific, has been appointed ASEAN representative for EMPEA, a global...Learn More

  • Private Equity Funds Pour Record Sums Into Emerging Markets

    By Steve Johnson | 31 August 2017 Read the full article at FT here.  Private equity-style funds poured more money into emerging markets in the first half of 2017 than during any other six-month period since comparable records...Learn More

  • Back to School: Asia Drives $22B 1H Emerging Markets Investment

    The first six months of 2017 were busy for private capital in emerging markets. Data from the Emerging Markets Private Equity Association shows $22 billion in disclosed deals in H1, including private equity, infrastructure and...Learn More

  • Allegro Deal Pushes CEE and CIS to Record First Half

    The acquisition of Polish online marketplace Allegro in a club deal between European giants Cinven and Permira and CEE specialist Mid Europa Partners boosted CEE and CIS investment to its highest first half since 2008. Learn More

  • Africa: Fundraising Pauses but Exits Ramp Up

    “Fund managers are looking further afield given the economic trouble in Nigeria and South Africa,” says Jeff Schlapinski, director of research at the EMPEA, with East Africa and Kenya proving “very popular for investment”....Learn More

  • China Leads Strong First Half for EM Investing

    Emerging market fund managers invested just over $8 billion in private equity deals in China in the first half of this year, more than 40 percent of the total invested across all emerging markets. – See more at:...Learn More

  • FORUM: Opportunities and Risks in Frontier Market Private Equity

    Jake Cusack, chair of EMPEA’s Frontier Markets Council and a managing partner at CrossBoundary, moderates a discussion with fellow EMPEA members on opportunities and risks in frontier market private equity between Hurley Doddy at...Learn More

  • Alternatives Firms Hike Emerging Markets Investments in First Half of Year

    Private equity, infrastructure and private credit firms invested $22 billion in emerging markets in the six months ended June 30, up 26% from investments made in the first half of 2016 and the highest half-year total since 2008, when...Learn More