Data & Intelligence

Legal & Regulatory Bulletin – Issue No. 20, Winter 2017

The Bulletin features contributions from lawyers and private equity executives based in Bogota, Dubai, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City and Tokyo on legal, regulatory and market matters. The variety of the content reflects EMPEA’s global footprint.

In this Bulletin our contributors present:

Private Equity in Vietnam: a reflection on the Vietnamese private equity market over the last decade. The contributors, a seasoned lawyer and a private equity firm owner, have both lived in the country for more than 20 years observing its evolution from a command to a quasi-market economy with a maturing private equity market and changing laws and regulations.

Private Equity in Colombia: an overview of the Colombian private equity market over the last decade with a focus on the development of the domestic fund management community and the role of local institutional investors.

Recent Amendments to the exemptions for foreign funds making private placements in the United Arab Emirates: an overview and analysis of fund formation and fundraising issues in the United Arab Emirates.

Merger and acquisitions strategy and the use of the auction process: an analysis of M&A strategy and the pros and cons of divesting portfolio investments via an auction process.

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