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Changing gears at India’s start-ups

Posted On: 25 Mar 2016  |  Source: MINT  |  Category: EMPEA in the News

In late October, Silicon Valley venture capitalist Bill Gurley, speaking to The Wall Street Journal about technology start-up valuations, said, “All these private valuations are fake. They’re all on paper.” Gurley, managing partner at San Francisco-based venture capital firm Benchmark, has been openly critical for a while of the dizzying valuations attributed to technology start-ups in recent years...

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Emerging Markets Private Capital Fundraising and Investment Decline in 2015

Posted On: 17 Feb 2016  |  Category: Press Releases

EMPEA’s just-released emerging markets (“EM”) private capital Year-End 2015 Industry Statistics reveal that private capital fund managers—inclusive of private equity, private infrastructure and real assets and private credit—raised US$44 billion for emerging markets in 2015, a 17% decline from 2014. Private capital investment also decreased, as fund managers deployed US$29 billion in EM companies, down from 2014’s annual total of US$38 billion. Outside of emerging markets, fundraising increased in Western Europe, year-on-year, and declined in Developed Asia and the United States, while capital invested ticked upward across these three developed market regions.1 Overall, the EM share of global fundraising declined from 14% in 2014 to 12% in 2015, while the EM share of global investment declined from 9% to 7% over the same period. 

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EMPEA Appoints André Roux as Senior Advisor and Africa Council Chair

Posted On: 10 Feb 2016  |  Category: Press Releases

EMPEA, the global industry association for private capital in emerging markets, announces today that it has appointed André Roux to serve as a Senior Advisor to the organization and Chair of its Africa Council. Mr. Roux previously served on EMPEA’s Board of Directors from the association’s inception in 2004 to 31 December 2013 and he was a Founding Member representing the South Africa-based firm Ethos Private Equity (“Ethos”). EMPEA’s Africa Council represents one of its longest-running leadership Councils and was previously chaired by Henri Obi, Chief Operating Officer of Helios Investment Partners. 

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