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The EMPEA Thread in February 2015.

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 - February 27, 2015

Posted On: 27 Feb 2015

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

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Over the last six months, crude oil prices have fallen from over US$100 to less than US$50 per barrel. While the macroeconomic effects of this decline—falling commodity prices, currency volatility, trimmed economic growth forecasts and more—are far-reaching and varied, particularly in emerging markets, the effect of this drop on the private equity (PE) industry, an inherently long-term asset class, is arguably more nuanced. EMPEA reached out to members to solicit their views on how shifting oil prices have affected their PE portfolios and deal pipelines, and what impact this shift will have on the PE industry in the emerging markets in which they are active. 

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Latin America

Brazil’s Petrobras: Crisis and Opportunity

19 February 2015  |  Author: Antonio Felix de Araujo Cintra, Partner at TozziniFreire Advogados

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Antonio Felix de Araujo Cintra, Partner at TozziniFreire Advogados, comments on the business and economic impact of the current crisis surrounding Petrobras, the Brazilian state-controlled oil and gas company and the largest company in Brazil. Petrobras is under investigation by the Brazilian Federal Police and the Federal Prosecutors Office for alleged corruption practices.

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Staff Picks - February 13, 2015

Posted On: 13 Feb 2015

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