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Fund Managers Raised US$15.1 Billion for Emerging Market Focused Funds in First Half of 2016

Posted On: 26 Aug 2016  |  Source: Frontera News  |  Category: EMPEA in the News

EMPEA’s just-released emerging markets (“EM”) private capital 1H 2016 Industry Statistics reveal that private capital fund managers—inclusive of private equity, private infrastructure and real assets and private credit—are seizing counter-cyclical opportunities across emerging markets, despite an overall decline in investment for the first half of 2016 (“1H 2016”), which resulted from sluggish activity in China and other larger markets...

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China and Brazil Lead Emerging-Market Private Capital Slump

Posted On: 26 Aug 2016  |  Source: Wall Street Journal  |  Category: EMPEA in the News

Private equity in the emerging markets dropped sharply in the first half of the year, as slowdowns in China and Brazil led to declines in both fundraising and investment volume. Private capital funds focused on emerging markets raised $15.1 billion and invested $13.3 billion in the first half of 2016, according to industry trade group Emerging Markets Private Equity Association. Those figures represent a 33% decline in capital raised and a 20% decline in capital deployed from the first half of last year, the group said...

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Money dries up for EM-focused private capital funds

Posted On: 26 Aug 2016  |  Source: Financial Times  |  Category: EMPEA in the News

Fundraising by private capital funds specialising in emerging markets fell sharply in the first half of 2016, even as investors poured money into public markets.

Investors shovelled a net $61.6bn into emerging market equity and bond funds between March and June, more than making up for outflows in January and February, according to the Institute of International Finance, an industry group, as sentiment sweetened towards EMs, as the first chart shows..

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Nigerian Foreign Exchange Market Developments and Private Equity Investment

Posted On: 22 Aug 2016  |  Source: Frontera  |  Category: EMPEA in the News

Nigeria’s economy is highly dependent on crude oil, which constitutes a major source of the country’s foreign exchange earnings and government revenue. As a result, the sharp decline in crude oil prices has adversely affected Nigeria’s foreign earnings and reserves, the value of the Naira against major world currencies, the availability of foreign exchange in Nigeria and contributed to widening of the disparity between the exchange rates in the official and the parallel foreign exchange markets...

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