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Emerging Markets Draw Record Private Equity Funding

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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 2017.

According to new figures from the Emerging Markets Private Equity Association, some $22 billion was invested in the six months to end of June, nearly double that disbursed over the same period last year and the highest figure since records began in 2008.

Emerging markets took 9% of the global total of $240 billion invested by private capital funds during the period—the highest share since before emerging markets’ sudden fall from grace in 2011.