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Case Study: Umeme Company Limited

Case Study: Umeme Company Limited

Since Actis’ investment in Umeme, customer connections have more than doubled (from 355,000 in 2009 to 794,000 in 2015). Electricity line losses have been reduced from 35% in 2009 to 19.5% in 2015,...
Case Study: Koba International Group S.A.

Case Study: Koba International Group S.A.

At the time of Abraaj’s investment, Koba had 184 employees; as of August 2016, the company had created over 5,400 formal jobs, of which 49% have been filled by women. Koba has also helped generate...
Case Study: Ganesha Ecosphere Ltd.

Case Study: Ganesha Ecosphere Ltd.

Recycled fiber has traditionally been sold as a cheaper alternative to virgin grade products; however, MCap believed that it should actually be sold at a premium given its value to the environment.
Expanding Institutional Investment into Emerging Markets via Currency Risk Mitigation

Expanding Institutional Investment into Emerging Markets via Currency Risk Mitigation

Currency risk is one of the top concerns of investors in emerging markets private equity (“EM PE”) funds, inhibiting institutional investment into emerging markets broadly, and into frontier...
Alternative Paths to Liquidity

Alternative Paths to Liquidity

Over the course of the past 15 years, emerging markets (EM) private equity (PE) has grown into a well-established segment of the global marketplace. From 2001 to 2008, capital raised annually for...
Private Equity and Health Care in Emerging Markets

Private Equity and Health Care in Emerging Markets

In many ways, health care exemplifies EMPEA’s belief that emerging markets (EM) private equity provides investors the opportunity for outsized returns, as well as positive social impact. Demand for...
Views from the Field: Argentina

Views from the Field: Argentina

For investors who have endured nearly two decades of hardship in Argentina, new developments in one of Latin America’s largest economies point to better days ahead. The country was once a leading...
Pension Funds and Private Equity: Unlocking Africa’s Potential

Pension Funds and Private Equity: Unlocking Africa’s Potential

Recent reforms across Africa have created private pension systems that are rapidly accumulating assets under management (AUM) in line with the continent’s explosive demographics. A number of...
10 Tips for Private Equity and Venture Capital Transactions in the Middle East

10 Tips for Private Equity and Venture Capital Transactions in the Middle East

In this article King & Spalding set out some of the common issues faced by parties, particularly PE and VC investors, purchasing Middle East-based companies in the popular healthcare, education...
EMPEA Integrity Due Diligence Brief & Directory

EMPEA Integrity Due Diligence Brief & Directory

Responding to inquiries from EMPEA’s General Counsel Member Community, this brief draws on engagement with our integrity due diligence (IDD) specialist members and explores the space including its...
EMPEA has served as a useful reference platform for CDPQ by helping to define the eligible universe of fund managers in growth markets. Membership provides background data and a...

Rashad Kaldany | Executive Vice-President and Growth Markets, CDPQ

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