Data & Intelligence

De-Risking Emerging Market PE Investments: A Checklist for Investors

In addition to ordinary commercial risks, emerging market private equity (EMPE) investments are subject to those risks that arise across virtually all emerging markets: unenforceability of contracts, expropriation, discrimination against foreign investors, weak or corrupt local courts, corrupt government officials and regulators, poorly drafted or conflicting laws and regulations, and inefficient or inequitable tax regimes. It is not unusual for local partners to use home country weaknesses to disenfranchise PE investors or steal assets. However, these risks can be mitigated or avoided entirely, through structural arrangements or specific deal terms.

EMPEA represents the leading global investors in EM. I look forward to working alongside to drive much-needed capital for financing entrepreneurs and businesses worldwide.

Renuka Ramnath | Founder, Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer, Multiples Alternate Asset Management Private Limited

EMPEA plays an important and energetic role across the markets it represents, driving outreach and research initiatives, and promoting the role of private capital.

Brian Lim | Partner and Head of Asia and Emerging Markets, Pantheon Ventures

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 Co-Executive Chairman, The Carlyle Group

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