26 November 2014, Washington, DC — EMPEA, the global industry association for private capital in emerging markets, announces today that it has appointed David Creighton to serve as a Senior Advisor to the organization. David also currently serves as Chair of EMPEA’s newly created Private Credit Council.
EMPEA Releases Q3 2014 Industry Statistics and Adopts FTSE’s Industry Classification Benchmark for Sector Taxonomy
19 November 2014, Washington, DC – EMPEA, the global association for private capital in emerging markets, today releases its Q3 2014 Industry Statistics and announces the adoption of the Industry Classification Benchmark (“ICB”) created by FTSE Group (“FTSE”), a leading global index provider.
19 November 2014, Washington, D.C. – EMPEA announces the launch of its DFI Council, an advisory body comprised of and dedicated to development finance institutions (DFIs) whose institutional mandates support financial sector development and investment in emerging markets. Michael Barth, Senior Advisor at EMPEA, chairs the group.
TPG, the private-equity firm founded by U.S. billionaire David Bonderman, has hired Frederick Antwi, a former Goldman Sachs Group Inc. banker who was raised in Ghana, as a consultant to devise a strategy for prospecting investment opportunities in Africa, a person familiar with the situation said. TPG is lagging its U.S. private-equity rivals Blackstone Group LP, KKR & Co. and Carlyle Group LP, which have already established teams for Africa...
Some of the world’s leading private equity investors in Africa remain upbeat about putting money to work in some of the continent’s most impoverished markets, including some economies that have been ravaged by the worst outbreak of Ebola in history. Speaking at the Financial Times and the Emerging Markets Private Equity Association’s Private Equity in Africa Summit in London on Wednesday, many guest speakers were optimistic about investing...
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