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Bright Africa: The Drivers, Enablers and Managers of Investment on the Continent

22 July 2015  |  10:00 EDT / 15:00 BST / 16:00 SAST

An EMPEA Professional Development Webcast

Key topics to be discussed include:

  • African regions and their reliance on extractives
  • Infrastructure deficits and financing
  • The growth of institutional capital on the continent
  • Update on the pricing, geographic and sector focus of the African private equity market

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Phase II for Institutional Quality Impact Investing

25 June 2015  |  25 June 2015  |  10:00 EDT/15:00 BST/22:00 HKT

 Are Investors achieving the impacts they expected?

An EMPEA Professional Development Webcast

Key topics to be discussed include:

  • Have some of the practical issues of measuring social and environmental outcomes been satisfactorily overcome? How? If yes, how? If not, why not?
  • Are “mission-aligned” exits yielding discounted (or premium) financial returns?
  • What are the changes in legal terms and conditions that have been implemented to align GPs and LPs more closely with the mission of the impact investment?

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LP Outlook for Emerging Markets: EMPEA’s 2015 Global Limited Partners Survey Results

30 April 2015  |  10:00 EDT/15:00 BST/22:00 HKT

An EMPEA Professional Development Webcast

Key topics discussed include:

  • How are LP allocations and commitment levels to EM PE likely to evolve over the next two years?
  • What issues pose the greatest concern for LPs in managing their EM PE portfolios?
  • Which emerging markets look attractive, and which are expected to deliver high returns?
  • How do PE fund distribution schedules and sources of returns in emerging markets compare to developed markets?
  • Which fund strategies and sectors do LPs plan to build exposure to in emerging markets over the next two years?

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Active Strategies for Value Creation in Emerging Markets Private Equity

04 March 2015  |  10:30AM EST/ 3:30PM GMT/ 11:30PM HKT

An EMPEA Professional Development Webcast

Join Roger Leeds, Professor at the School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) of the Johns Hopkins University and Founding Chairman of EMPEA, along with our panel of expert private equity practitioners for the next EMPEA Professional Development Webcast as they discuss how to actively create value in emerging markets private equity.

Key topics to be discussed include:

  • As the fundraising environment becomes increasingly competitive, what must GPs do to convincingly demonstrate they have deep value creation expertise?
  • How do you identify and evaluate value creation opportunities during the due diligence phase?
  • What are the tools that private equity investors use to create value in their portfolio companies? How to best prepare for exits?
  • When taking a minority investment position, how do you gain agreement from management on your value creation strategy before finalizing the shareholder agreement?

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Chinese Private & Distressed Debt Investing – Opportunities & Challenges

12 February 2015  |  9:30 EST/14:30 GMT/22:30 HKT

An EMPEA Professional Development Webcast

As private debt continues to grow as an asset class, China distressed debt investing has come to the forefront of investing opportunities. The continuous slowing of the Chinese economy and a growing selloff of non-performing loans heighten the pressing need to understand this unique investing option, especially when the growth story is no longer the only play for China.

Join experienced investor in Chinese distressed debt and special situations, Mr. Benjamin Fanger of Shoreline Capital, and a veteran lawyer of Chinese investments, Mr. Howard Chao of O’Melveny & Myers, to discuss the opportunities and challenges facing this strategy.

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