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    Is Africa’s PE Fundraising Frenzy Sustainable?

    Private equity funds in Africa raised a record amount of capital in 2015—51 percent more than the previous year. This is largely due to its growing middle class and the increasing need for more resources.

    January 26, 2016
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    Culture Plays Against Local Indian Fast Food

    India’s young, upwardly mobile consumers are hungry for fast food. But while U.S. chains are rising quickly on the subcontinent, local heroes are in short supply.

    January 13, 2016
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    PE Feeds on Africa’s Food Sector

    In Africa, the opportunity in the food industry is huge. Markets that have been relatively ignored have growing populations and rising economies. One PE firm seeking to profit here is Nairobi-based Fanisi Capital.

    December 8, 2015
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    Seeing Through the Haze in Indonesia

    Private equity investment in Indonesia is in steep decline, with the 2014 total of $354M amounting to just half the total in 2013. But forward-thinking investors are picking out bright spots in the Indonesian economy and making deals now.

    November 11, 2015
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    League Table of Nations

    Within the lifetime of most investors, key emerging markets will reach the same GDP-per-capita that the U.S. enjoys today, according to new research from Harvard Business School Professor Josh Lerner

    November 9, 2015
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    Venturing Back to Iran

    The list of countries off-limits to private equity investment recently grew shorter by one: Iran. Forward-thinking investors are emboldened by the recent nuclear deal and the lifting of sanctions.

    October 8, 2015
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    PE’s Growing Acceptance in Saudi Arabia

    Acceptance of private equity as a funding source in Saudi Arabia is growing, and more international firms are investigating this emerging market, says Huda Al Lawati, partner and chief investment officer for the Middle East and North Africa at the Abraaj Group.

    September 9, 2015
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    Saudi Arabia’s Growing Acceptance of PE

    Acceptance of private equity as a funding source in Saudi Arabia is growing, and more international firms are investigating this emerging market, says Huda Al Lawati, partner and chief investment officer for the Middle East and North Africa at the Abraaj Group.

    September 9, 2015
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    Vietnam: A Tiger Once More

    Vietnam has passed a new law that allows greater foreign ownership of domestic companies. And according to recent surveys and data, as the door opens in Vietnam, private equity is stepping in.

    August 12, 2015
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    New Markets Demand a New Approach

    The standard model of private equity in the developed world is not the best fit for emerging markets. PE needs a different model to succeed in these regions, says Justin Harlow of Emergo Partners.

    July 7, 2015
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    Carlyle Upbeat on Africa

    With the Carlyle Sub-Saharan Africa Fund, launched in 2011, the Carlyle Group entrenched itself on the continent. The firm’s Mohamed Wann discusses where the firm is finding opportunities.

    June 10, 2015
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    Southeast Asia Roars Back

    The tiger economies of Southeast Asia are once again attracting strong interest from private equity investors, according to data from Preqin.

    June 10, 2015
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    Building Mexico’s Energy Infrastructure

    First Reserve entered into a partnership with oil and gas giant Pemex to build infrastructure following the country’s energy reforms. Managing director Mark Florian discusses how the mutual investment agreement came about.

    May 19, 2015
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    Growth Investors Find Africa Irresistible

    Idris Mohammed of Development Partners International, a $1.1B Africa-focused private equity outfit that targets companies buoyed by Africa’s fast-growing middle class, discusses the firm’s recent fundraise and investment opportunities.

    May 13, 2015
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    Investors Double Down on Mexico

    Bain Capital committed to Mexico in 2014 increased by 102 percent in 2013, as investors look to profit from positive trends in the country.

    April 8, 2015
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    Is GP Restructuring An Emerging Asset Class?

    A decade ago saw one of the boom periods for private equity with $1T of funds raised between 2005 and 2008. Now that most funds raised during that time are approaching the end of their 10-year contractual life, there has been a surge in GP-led fund restructuring transactions that has many in the industry looking…

    March 18, 2015
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    Reaching the Underserved

    Arun Gore and his team at Gray Ghost Ventures continue to make a difference with impact investing.

    March 11, 2015
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    Why Denham Backs FRV for Solar Projects

    In many developing areas of Latin America, getting traditional electricity is difficult and sometimes costly. Fotowatio Renewable Ventures (FRV) changed its focus to emerging markets for solar power, with the addition of its largest shareholder, Denham Capital.

    March 11, 2015
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