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The EMPEA Thread in May 2014.

The Thread provides additional analysis of EMPEA's industry statistics, interviews and insight on emerging markets private equity and venture capital, highlighting data trends, notable developments and challenges facing the industry.

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Staff Picks - May 23, 2014

Posted On: 23 May 2014

Recent news and features on private investing in emerging markets, chosen by the EMPEA Research team:

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Nhlanganiso Mkwanazi is a cofounder and Director of Medu Capital, a South Africa-focused private equity firm with more than ZAR2 billion (approximately US$200 million) assets under management. Nhlanganiso discusses the current private equity landscape in South Africa, as well as macroeconomic challenges facing the country, including the general elections and recent currency volatility.

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Staff Picks - May 9, 2014

Posted On: 9 May 2014

Recent news and features on private investing in emerging markets, chosen by the EMPEA Research team:

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Srinivas Chidambaram is the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Jacob Ballas Capital India, an India-focused growth capital private equity firm with over US$600 million in assets under management. Srinivas Chidambaram reflects on the maturation of private equity in India and shares his thoughts on how the country’s much-anticipated general elections will influence the industry.

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According to EMPEA’s 2014 Global Limited Partners Survey, which was released earlier this week, two-thirds of LPs view the risk profile of private equity in emerging markets as unchanged over the past year, suggesting that long-term investors remain relatively unfazed by recent volatility. Though 78% of respondents assess their EM PE portfolio performance as having met or exceeded expectations, LPs have adjusted their net return expectations downward for the second consecutive year. This also corresponds to more bullish expectations for PE funds for developed markets than in the 2012 and 2013 surveys.