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Impact Investing a Bright Spot in Emerging Markets Private Equity

Posted On: 23 May 2016  |  The similarities in the two marketplaces was on display at the recent Emerging Markets Private Equity Conference, organized by the Emerging Markets Private Equity Association (EMPEA) and the International Finance Corporation (IFC). The familiar faces in the Washington, D.C. ballroom included Omidyar Network, Aavishkar and Leapfrog, along with the Abraaj Group and Tri-Linc Global...  |  Category: EMPEA in the News

African PE misses $29b pension fund opportunity

Posted On: 17 May 2016  |  Category: EMPEA in the News

African pension funds are hesitating to invest via local private equity (PE) while their counterparts in developed markets continue to pour into the region, recent limited partner (LP) surveys have revealed. Five years have passed since South Africa liberalised restrictions on pension managers’ ability to mobilise funds through the continent’s nascent PE industry...

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