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Aug 12 2008 | 12:25pm ET
Emerging markets private equity fundraising in 2008 is on pace to eclipse the total raised last year, according to an industry group.
The Emerging Markets Private Equity Association says that 104 p.e. firms raised US$35.3 billion in the first six months of this year, representing a 68% increase from US$21 billion over the same period of 2007.
Fundraising by U.S.-focused p.e. firms is down 3% in the first half of 2008 compared with a year ago at US$133 billion, awhile European fundraising rose 16% to US$61 billion. Funds focused on emerging Asian countries excluding Japan, Australia, and New Zealand raised a total of US$26.3bn, more than double the US$11.6 billion in the same period last year.
“Fundraising results for the first half of 2008 bode well for the industry but don't tell the whole story,” said Sarah Alexander, president of EMPEA. “Institutional investors weighing their future allocations will be looking closely to see how quickly and how well this growing pool of capital gets deployed. As fund sizes continue to grow, investors need to see that these markets present sufficient opportunities to absorb this capital.”
Mar 9 2015 | 6:35am ET
As more investors look to diversify, many are beginning to use retirement funds to invest in alternative assets such as private equity and real estate. Kelly Rodriques, CEO & President of PENSCO Trust Company, explains how companies can connect with those looking to use their retirement accounts in a different way. Read more…
Mar 20 2015 | 12:45pm ET
StreetWise Partners, a non-profit organization that works with low-income individuals to help them overcome employment barriers, raised over $275,000 at the 2015 Raising the Ante Charity Poker Tournament and Casino Event last Wednesday evening at Capitale. Here are some photos from the event. Read more…