Data & Intelligence

Fintech & Financials Data Insight (Mid-Year 2019)

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Private capital fund managers are increasingly drawn to fintech opportunities in emerging markets, committing USD1.5 billion in disclosed investment in 1H 2019, or nearly half of the USD3.4 billion in broader financial sector investment in that same period. Smaller venture capital deals still account for the bulk of fintech activity, but deal size is growing and the entrance of corporate investors is helping companies achieve scale and driving exits. The Indonesian digital services app Go-Jek acquired Philippines-based payments processor from backers including Quona Capital, BEENEXT, and Rebright Partners in January 2019 for USD72 million as part of its expansion into the Philippines and cashless payments—just one example of the increasing interest in such technology.

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