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Views from the Field: Control Investments in Sub-Saharan Africa

Views from the Field: Control Investments in Sub-Saharan Africa

Sub-Saharan Africa’s private equity industry is showing signs of maturity—including a record US$8.4 billion in capital raised for funds focused on the region in 2014 and 2015, increasing...
Social Entrepreneurship in Emerging Markets: An Interview with MVision and Harmony Ventures

Social Entrepreneurship in Emerging Markets: An Interview with MVision and Harmony Ventures

EMPEA spoke with EMPEA Member, Mounir Guen, CEO of MVision Private Equity Advisers, and Harmony Ventures’ founders Yassamin Issapour and Aymeric Pacton about the winner of a Dhaka Start-up...
Views from the Field: Assessing the State of Venture Capital in Emerging Markets

Views from the Field: Assessing the State of Venture Capital in Emerging Markets

Emerging markets (EM) venture capital (VC) activity—in terms of number of deals completed and total capital invested, and as a percentage of overall EM private investment activity—reached record...
Views from the Field: Assessing Challenges and Opportunities for Private Equity in Russia and CIS

Views from the Field: Assessing Challenges and Opportunities for Private Equity in Russia and CIS

Private equity in Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) has been buffeted in recent months and years by successive political and economic crises, most notably currency depreciation,...
Views from the Field on Assessing the Impact of Declining Oil Prices on EM PE

Views from the Field on Assessing the Impact of Declining Oil Prices on EM PE

Over the last six months, crude oil prices have fallen from over US$100 to less than US$50 per barrel. While the macroeconomic effects of this decline—falling commodity prices, currency volatility,...
First-time Funds in Emerging Markets

First-time Funds in Emerging Markets

First-time funds, defined here as an asset manager’s first private equity (PE) vehicle, have historically accounted for a significant share of fundraising activity in emerging markets (EM). Between...
Assessing the Impact of Declining Oil Prices on EM PE – Two Views from MENA

Assessing the Impact of Declining Oil Prices on EM PE – Two Views from MENA

Amjad Ahmad, Chief Executive Officer, NBK Capital Partners Are you seeing the decline in oil prices impacting your portfolio companies? We are definitely recalibrating capital expenditures and...
Views from the Field: Henry Obi Continues the Discussion on Africa’s Private Equity Landscape

Views from the Field: Henry Obi Continues the Discussion on Africa’s Private Equity Landscape

FT’s beyondbrics recently featured an article by Mike Casey, EMPEA Director of Consulting Services, on Africa’s private equity landscape. In the article, Mike shared insights from discussions at...
Views from the Field: Denham Capital’s Scott Mackin on Africa’s Energy Landscape and PE Opportunity

Views from the Field: Denham Capital’s Scott Mackin on Africa’s Energy Landscape and PE Opportunity

Scott Mackin is a Managing Partner and Co-President of Denham Capital, where he heads the firm’s Power team. Denham is an energy- and commodities-focused private investment firm with more than...
Inside Perspectives: An Interview with Yichen Zhang of CITIC Capital

Inside Perspectives: An Interview with Yichen Zhang of CITIC Capital

The private equity industry in China has undergone a profound evolution over the last decade. Having increasingly commanded the attention of both international and domestic investors, fundraising...
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 Managing Director, 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