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Private Investing in the Power Sector in Emerging Markets

The power sector in emerging markets (EM) is increasingly on the radar screens of international investors. Demand for electricity in developing economies is high and will only grow, requiring substantial additional investment in both the modernization of outdated power infrastructure and in building new capacity in order to meet the needs of consumers and businesses. As this report uncovers, electricity supply and demand dynamics in emerging markets—coupled with regulatory environments that have evolved towards increased private participation in the power sector—underpin an opportunity for private investment fund managers (GPs) and their limited partners (LPs) to not only earn compelling returns, but also drive further economic growth and welfare gains by increasing access to reliable and affordable power.

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Rashad Kaldany | Executive Vice-President and Growth Markets, CDPQ

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David Rubenstein | Co-Founder and Managing Director, The Carlyle Group