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DFI Directory | Autumn 2015

Posted On: 13 Nov 2015  |  EMPEA

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The DFI Council's collaboration is a published directory of development finance institutions investing in private equity and structured debt in emerging markets. Compiled with the detailed contributions of Council members, the directory provides valuable information to the global industry about DFI activities, including investment priorities, fund manager criteria, and investment structures.

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Conduits of Capital: Onshore Financial Centres and Their Relevance to African Private Equity

Posted On: 27 Oct 2015

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Offshore jurisdictions are the primary conduit for private equity funds investing in Sub-Saharan Africa today. However, two forces are contributing to a growing interest in the use of onshore jurisdictions for fund structures. Outside of Africa, some global investors and civil society organizations have cited concerns about the transparency and tax practices of offshore jurisdictions; while within Africa, local institutional investors are increasingly looking to invest in private equity, but through onshore jurisdictions. This joint report, undertaken with FSD Africa, contains findings from a survey of 118 industry professionals regarding their views toward African fund domiciles, as well as five expert papers on African financial hubs and their relevance to the private equity industry.

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Private Investing in the Power Sector in Emerging Markets

Posted On: 27 Oct 2015

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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economies is high and will only grow, requiring substantial additional investment in both the modernization of outdated power infrastructure and in building new capacity in order to meet the needs of consumers and businesses.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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Private Equity in India

Posted On: 26 Oct 2015  |  EMPEA

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This Special Report: Private Equity in India provides EMPEA’s first dedicated, in-depth examination of developments in India’s private equity ecosystem since 2010. Through a blend of quantitative and qualitative insights, the publication provides an overview of the lessons learned from the previous cycle of private equity in India; in-depth explorations of fundraising, investment and exit trends; an LP roundtable; and, thought leadership contributions from industry participants. This is the third syndicated report produced by EMPEA Consulting Services.

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EMPEA Brief: First-time Funds in Emerging Markets

Posted On: 31 Jul 2015  |  Source: EMPEA

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This EMPEA Brief explores the state of the market for first-time private equity funds in emerging markets, with an underlying view that first-time funds and emerging managers are important to sustainable private sector development, and more specifically, to a healthy private equity ecosystem. This article draws upon EMPEA’s insights into fundraising trends and GP and LP perspectives, as well as performance data from Cambridge Associates, to highlight challenges facing newer emerging markets private equity fund managers operating in the current environment.

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