Data & Intelligence

Staff Picks – August 9, 2016

EMPEA’s Research team is constantly scouring global and local media publications to ensure we remain current and informed on the latest news on emerging markets private equity and venture capital. Our “Staff Picks” highlight a few of the interesting articles we’ve recently come across and want to share, in case you missed them. Please note: the articles link directly to third-party sites, some of which may be behind a paywall.

See below for a collection of recent news and features on private investing in emerging markets, chosen by the EMPEA Research team.


The Africa Special 2016
Private Equity International | September 2016
A look into the key sector opportunities for private equity on the continent.

Korea Exits: Seller Central 
AVCJ | 24 August 2016
Foreign buyers and restless chaebols could help deliver more exit opportunities for private equity firms in Korea – provided it is the right asset, at the right price, at the right time.

When These Investors Talk Everybody Listens 
Private Equity News | 05 September 2016
The ninth annual ranking of influential investors shows the influence of funds of funds – once the controllers of much of the capital that flowed into private equity – continues to wane.

Inside the Mind of a Venture Capitalist
McKinsey Global Institute | August 2016
Draper Fisher Jurvetson partner Steve Jurvetson reveals what he looks for in entrepreneurs and explains how large companies can respond to disruption.

Family Offices Switch to Private Equity
Financial Times | 08 September 2016
Money managers who look after the assets of the world’s wealthy families are shifting money into private equity and out of hedge funds because of concern over the latter’s disappointing performance, according to an annual survey of family offices.

Annual Limited Partner Survey
African Private Equity and Venture Capital Association | August 2016
Institutional investor views and expectations about private equity in Africa.

EMPEA has served as a useful reference platform for CDPQ by helping to define the eligible universe of fund managers in growth markets. Membership provides background data and a...

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

The developed markets have no equivalent to the role EMPEA is playing as a convener and source of trusted information in the emerging markets.

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