EMPEA’s just-released emerging markets private capital 1H 2016 Industry Statistics reveal that private capital fund managers—inclusive of private equity, private infrastructure and real assets and private credit—are seizing counter-cyclical opportunities across emerging markets, despite an overall decline in investment for the first half of 2016 (“1H 2016”), which resulted from sluggish activity in China and other larger markets. In these six months, fund managers raised US$15.1 billion for EM-focused funds and investedUS$13.3 billion, representing year-over-year declines of 33% and 20%, respectively. Outside of emerging markets, fund managers raised US$210 billion for the United States and other developed markets in 1H 2016 and are on pace to exceed the 2015 total at year end. Private capital invested in developed markets in 1H 2016 reached US$178 billion, slightly below its 2015 trajectory. Overall, emerging markets’ share of global fundraising declined from 12% in 2015 to 7% in 1H 2016, while their share of global investment held steady at 7% over the same period.
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