According to EMPEA’s just-released Year-End Industry Statistics, private capital fund managers—inclusive of private equity, private infrastructure and real assets and private credit—raised US$44.4 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. While fundraising and investment declined in dollar terms over the past year, more companies than ever across emerging markets received backing from private funds. Fund managers invested in 1,475 companies in 2015, representing an 8% increase year-on-year and the highest annual total since EMPEA began reporting investment statistics in 2008.
Fund managers navigated a shifting macroeconomic environment not only by looking to diverse fund strategies, but also by investing in companies suited to withstanding headwinds and positioned to capitalize on longer-term market fundamentals. Read the Press Release to find out more, including regional overviews, or view the data via our publicly available Industry Statistics PowerPoint presentation.
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