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Cuba will be the ‘powerhouse of the Caribbean’: panelist

Posted On: 22 May 2015  |  Source: PE HUB | Author: Chris Witkowsky  |  Category: EMPEA in the News

At a conference focused on opportunities in emerging markets this month, Cuba found some love. A panel of investment professionals at the IFC EMPEA Global Private Equity Conference in Washington DC discussing opportunities in Latin American was optimistic about the chances of Cuba reforming enough to attract new investment dollars. The U.S. and Cuban governments announced on Dec. 17 efforts to restore diplomatic relations after 50 years of hostility...

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EMPEA Appoints Kelly Williams and Sanjiv Kapur as Senior Advisors

Posted On: 20 May 2015  |  Category: Press Releases

EMPEA is delighted to announce that it has appointed Kelly Williams and Sanjiv Kapur to serve as Senior Advisors to the organization.

Kelly Williams is a Senior Advisor to GCM Grosvenor with a focus on diversity and corporate social responsibility. She brings to EMPEA a wealth of experience as a limited partner of a highly successful fund-of-funds and deep network within the industry. Sanjiv Kapur was a founding Managing Director at Wolfensohn Fund Management (WFM), which manages a US$250 million global emerging markets fund. He has over 25 years of emerging markets private equity investment experience and will contribute to the organization’s global mission, in addition to sharing his relationships and expertise in global emerging markets.

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Q&A: ECP’s Hurley Doddy on Myths of Africa and the Arrival of Megafirms

Posted On: 18 May 2015  |  Source: The Wall Street Journal | Author: Hillary Canada  |  Category: EMPEA in the News

Fundraising in Africa reached a record $4 billion in 2014, but the demand for capital still far exceeds the supply, a panel of private equity executives told attendees of the Global Private Equity Conference hosted earlier this week by the International Finance Corp. and the Emerging Markets Private Equity Association...

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IPO appetites returning in Egypt

Posted On: 18 May 2015  |  Source: The National | Author: Adam Bouyamourn  |  Category: EMPEA in the News

The return of buyout firms to Egypt is boosting investor appetite for share sales as a period of political turmoil is replaced by improving business confidence. Egypt is the Middle East’s only bright spot for IPOs, a recent EY report said, following this year’s oversubscribed offerings from Orascom Holding, Orascom Hotels and Development, and the food manufacturer Edita raised a combined total of more than US$1 billion in new equity...

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