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WSJ: 5 Things Happening In Emerging Markets Private Equity

Posted On: 10 Feb 2015  |  Source: The Wall Street Journal | Author(s): Hillary Canada    |  Category: EMPEA in the News

Private equity fundraising and investment in emerging markets rebounded in 2014, aided in part by increased activity in developed markets, according to new data from the Emerging Markets Private Equity Association. Here are some highlights from the data:1 Emerging Markets Private Equity Investment Reaches Highest Level Since Financial Crisis...

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The Economist: Foreign investment in Africa – A sub-Saharan scramble

Posted On: 24 Jan 2015  |  Source: The Economist  |  Category: EMPEA in the News

When Paul Kavuma began approaching private companies in Africa a decade ago to suggest investing in their businesses and improving the way they were run, he was often shown the door. “They were offended, asking if I thought they were broke,” says the founder of Catalyst Principal Partners, an east Africa-focused fund manager...

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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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Summary of EMPEA and FT’s Private Equity in Emerging Markets Conference 2014

Posted On: 15 Oct 2014  |  Source: King & Wood Mallesons  |  Category: EMPEA in the News

Today the Financial Times and EMPEA joined forces and brought together an impressive line-up of distinguished speakers who provided insights into the latest trends and best thinking on private equity investing around the world. Much of the conference focussed on the "new normal" of slower economic growth in an age of global deleveraging. Whilst the speakers were generally upbeat on the role of private equity and its ability to outperform...

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