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  • Private equity value creation in Europe

    Private equity has consistently outperformed public equity markets, according to EY's analysis of the largest European businesses that PE has owned and exited over the past nine years. Results from 2013 add further weight to this. Learn More

  • Private equity in Africa maturing quickly

    EY's second annual study of value creation in Africa reveals an industry that is developing quickly, but in a measured way. There is now little doubt that PE firms in the region are creating value, particularly through hands-on...Learn More

  • Broadening Horizons: How do private equity investors create value?

    Africa's remarkable momentum for growth continues, as does our ambition to provide investors with credible and trusted data on the Africa private equity and venture capital landscape. African private equity and venture capital...Learn More

  • Concentrated Pain, Widespread Gain: Dynamics of Lower Oil Prices

    BlackRock Investment Institute recently released a white paper, detailing the global macroeconomic effects of the oil price “slippery slope” and the resulting challenges facing certain emerging markets.  Learn More

  • Who’s on a Value-creation Team?

    After a PE firm acquires a company, the firm needs to assemble a team to put together a value-creation plan, sometimes known as the “100-day plan.” Mauro Bonugli of McGladrey explains who should be involved in the process,...Learn More

  • Private Equity in MENA - Private Equity as an Agent of Value: Myth vs. Reality

    This white paper seeks to debunk some of the myths surrounding PE, by reviewing how  these firms have been able to add considerable value to portfolio companies and the broader  economy. In Part 2 of this paper,  the...Learn More

  • Political risk insurance opens doors to new regions

    Political risk insurance can provide an effective hedging tool for private equity investors, and can help facilitate greater capital flow to key growth economies, says Justin Willmott at Sovereign Risk Insurance in this feature...Learn More

  • Investment Facilitation in Transitional and Fragile States

    This paper outlines a new tool for policymakers to deploy to encourage private-sector development in developing nations. Specifically it argues that in fragile states there are systemic failures that cause an intermediation gap...Learn More

  • China in Africa: Competing with China

    Africa is becoming an ever increasingly attractive market for investors. This is most notable in the realm of new discoveries in the oil, gas and minerals sectors where 48 out of 54 African countries are currently engaged in...Learn More

  • The Saint Petersburg International Economic Forum 2013: View from the Ground

    This year’s Saint Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) was headlined “Prospects for the Global Economy: Time for Decisive Action”. President Vladimir Putin – now in his thirteenth year as the...Learn More