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EMPEA Launches DFI Council and Releases DFI Directory

Posted On: 19 Nov 2014  |  Category: Press Releases

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.

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TPG Hires Ex-Goldman Banker to Consult on African Strategy

Posted On: 24 Oct 2014  |  Source: The Wall Street Journal  |  Author(s): Simon Clark and Alec Macfarlane  |  Category: EMPEA in the News

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...

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Buyout firms remain upbeat on Africa’s riskiest markets

Posted On: 16 Oct 2014  |  Source: Financial News  |  Author: Alec Macfarlane  |  Category: EMPEA in the News

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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