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2016 Emerging Markets Private Capital Activity Dips Year-Over-Year Despite Upswings

Posted On: 22 Feb 2017  |  Category: Press Releases

EMPEA’s just-released Year-End 2016 Industry Statistics reveal that emerging markets (“EM”) private capital fundraising and investment—inclusive of private equity, private infrastructure and real assets and private credit—declined 9.4% and 12% year-over-year, respectively, despite notable increases in activity across key markets, strategies and sectors. 

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EMPEA Announces Barış Öney as EMPEA Country Representative – Turkey

Posted On: 15 Feb 2017  |  Category: Press Releases

EMPEA is delighted to announce the appointment of Barış Öney, Founder and Managing Partner of EMPEA Member Firm Globalturk Capital, as EMPEA Country Representative – Turkey. Drawing on his long-term experience and expertise in the market, Mr. Öney will support EMPEA’s industry advocacy within Turkey and regionally, emphasizing the importance of private capital investment for sustainable economic development.

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Newly Launched EMPEA Institute Presents Sustainability & Operational Excellence Challenge Winner

Posted On: 26 Oct 2016  |  Category: Press Releases

The newly launched EMPEA Institute presents the winner of the 2016 Sustainability and Operational Excellence Challenge (“the Challenge”): MCap Fund Advisors. MCap was selected for its active management of Ganesha Ecosphere Ltd. by securing the most votes from a global audience of over 200 leading emerging market private capital investors convened at the EMPEA/FT Sustainable Investing in Emerging Markets leadership summit. 

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EMPEA Releases the First Survey Exploring Currency Risk Management in Emerging Markets PE

Posted On: 11 May 2016  |  Category: Press Releases

EMPEA, in partnership with AMEXCAP, today announces the release of its Currency Risk Management Survey, the first examination of the impact of currency volatility on the emerging markets private equity (EM PE) industry. The survey analyzes the views of 146 practitioners, representing both fund managers/general partners (GPs) and limited partners (LPs). The report aims to provide the industry with a better understanding of how GPs and LPs report and manage exchange rate movements in their EM PE portfolios—including decisions regarding whether, when and how to hedge.

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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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