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The EMPEA Thread in November 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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EMPEA’s Professional Development Webcast, Mezzanine Financing in Emerging Markets took place on Thursday, November 13th and drew more than 180 registrants from 30 countries. Due to the robust audience participation and Q&A during the live event, the panel was unable to address all delegates’ questions during the one-hour timeframe. In an effort to continue the dialogue from the event, the panelists kindly took time to answer a handful of outstanding questions following the webcast. The questions and anonymized responses may be found inside.

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Framing Africa’s Private Equity Landscape in a Pan-Emerging Markets Context

Posted On: 13 Nov 2014  |  Author: Mike Casey, EMPEA

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Originally published as a guest post in FT's beyondbrics on 12 November 2014. View the original article here.

Last month, EMPEA took part in the UN Economic Commission for Africa’s Ninth African Development Forum held in Marrakech, Morocco. The theme of the forum was “Innovative Financing for Africa’s Transformation”. David Ashiagbor of Making Finance Work for Africa, EMPEA’s partner for the report Pension Funds and Private Equity: Unlocking Africa’s Potential, also spoke at the forum, where he presented the study’s findings.