A walking safari in Tanzania prompts a question: who’s wealthier, a Maasai elder or your average American?
Key themes from IFC and EMPEA’s Global Private Equity Conference included leadership, governance, and transparency
A reflection on transparency and governance. Also features: Abraaj, Norway’s sovereign wealth fund, Bain & Co, The Dhammapada
Drama at The Abraaj Group continues, EM Fundraising trends, Performance of EM PE, Persistence
A brief history of private equity in emerging markets, an analysis of industry performance, and thoughts on its future.
Last month, the New York Times published a fascinating article about the market for followers on Twitter. (Disclosure: shareholder of NYT and TWTR). The manufacture…
The animal spirits are palpable. Though U.S. markets have seemed to be fully valued for some time, the price action since the ball dropped on…
Does the emerging markets private equity asset class scale? No. I don’t believe it does. In fact, I think the absorptive capacity of EM PE…
An analysis of exits in emerging markets suggests EM PE / VC fundraising may need to come down to $16 billion per year
An LP calls private equity the dumb money in emerging markets, more than $34 billion is being raised in Asia and KKR is bringing leveraged loans to China, LP views on Latin America, Facebook enters small business lending, Turkey turns around? Eric Hoffer’s “The True Believer”
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