PE Fundraising and Investment Activity Experiences Upturn in Emerging Markets as Investors Access Opportunities through Multiple Strategies
13 August 2014, Washington, DC – Emerging markets private equity (“EM PE”) fundraising and investment activity in 1H 2014 showed positive signs of growth, as funds raised and capital invested increased year-on-year. Fund managers raised US$20 billion and invested US$14 billion through the first six months of 2014, corresponding to a 48% and 28% increase, respectively, compared with the same period in 2013, and on pace to surpass last year’s totals. EM PE’s share of global private equity funds raised increased from 11% in 2013 to 13% in 1H 2014, an indication of recalibrating fundraising levels across both emerging markets and developed markets, after the latter witnessed high levels last year. As a percentage of global PE investment, emerging markets maintained its 10% share, on par with annual proportions since 2010.