Back to School: Asia drives $22 bln H1 emerging-markets investment


Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) President Jin Liqun (L) delivers a speech as he attends a session at the Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation in Beijing, China May 14, 2017. Picture taken May 14, 2017. RAsian Infrastructure Investment Bank President Jin Liqun (left) delivers a speech at a session of the Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation in Beijing on May 14, 2017. Photo courtesy Reuters/Stringer  RTX35UWD
  • Investment at highest since EMPEA began reporting in 2008
  • Largest-ever EM fund, KKR Asian Fund III, closed in June
  • Investors increasingly turn from generalists to sector-specific funds
The first six months of 2017 were busy for private capital in emerging markets. Data from the Emerging Markets Private Equity Association shows $22 billion in disclosed deals in H1, including private equity, infrastructure and private credit investments. That’s the highest ...
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