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Special Report
Coming off a high Coming off a high Last year was one that many would prefer to forget in emerging markets. With investment and fundraising levels way down on 2008’s records, there was little to cheer about. But private equity showed itself as resilient to short- term shocks. Vicky Meek reports
Africa
A new revolution for Africa? A new revolution for Africa? Africa is not generally known as a destination for technology investing. Yet there are signs that the continent’s nascent industry is set for a rapid pick-up as broadband rolls out in coastal areas and businesses in the region look for ways of increasing their efficiency. Vicky Meek reports
 
Asia
Building for the future Building for the future Asia is in dire need of improved infrastructure. There is government financial assistance available to support new projects in most countries in the region, making them attractive investments. But they are not easy to get right, says Wiestke Blees.
Central & Eastern Europe
Turkey keeps on rising Turkey keeps on rising

Although it’s only a young private equity market, Turkey is attracting some serious interest, with local and international firms jostling to get in on the act. Vicky Meek reports

 
Latin America
Crisis? What crisis? Crisis? What crisis? The crisis in Brazil is over before it truly began, according to the country’s private equity managers. They are looking forward to years of expansion, new funds launching and IPOs. Dariush Sokolov reports.
Middle East
Built on shifting sands? Built on shifting sands? Kuwait’s financial sector has been hit harder than most by the global downturn, while allegations of fraud have been levelled at Kuwaiti investment companies. Market players hope that these pressures lead to increased transparency over the longer term. By Patrick McCurry
 
People
September / October movers include: September / October movers include:

Shweta Jalan has joined Advent India PE Advisors as a director to support the development of Advent’s business in India. Jalan comes to Advent following its company registration in India as it sets up an office in Mumbai.

Jalan was previously a director at ICICI Venture in Mumbai. She was part of the initial team that built ICICI Venture over a tenyear period. In addition to her investment, portfolio management and exit experience, Jalan has been involved with fundraisings and managing relationships with large institutional investors active in private equity.

Data
September / October data include: September / October data include: PE & VC venture financings across emerging markets private equity + September & October 2009 emerging market venture & buyout investment activity and emerging market trade sale activity - sourced from CapitalIQ + and more.