On 30 November and 1 December, more that 400 delegates from over 50 different countries gathered at a hotel in Mayfair for the second annual Emerging Markets Private Equity Forum, a joint venture between Private Equity International and the Emerging Market Private Equity Association (EMPEA) in Washington.
The conference had a number of objectives. At a time when fundraising for private equity in Asia, Eastern Europe, Africa and Latin America is accelerating rapidly, it highlighted the vast investment potential that these regions have in common. It also delivered insight into the challenges that continued to exist for private equity in the world's growth economy, and analysed the strategies that local professionals have developed to deliver the results investors require to stop up their support for this dynamic part of the asset class.
Key notes came from David Rubenstein of the Carlyle Group, Joe Rice of Clayton Dubilier & Rice, Teresa Barger of the International Finance Corporation and EMPEA's Sarah Alexander, Panel discussion, roundrables, work shops and plenty of networking time over coffee, lunch and cocktails made for an action-packed two days.