Private investment in emerging markets fell in 2015: industry group

16 Mar 2016, Lucy Racheva   Read the original article

The raising of private capital and investment in emerging markets has decelerated in 2015, according to the data of the Emerging Markets Private Equity Association (EMPEA).

This situation in the sector is driven by a combination of volatile currencies, falling commodity prices and capital outflows.

Fund managers raised $44 billion for emerging markets in 2015, or 17% less than in 2014. Private capital investment declined, with investors paring inflows to emerging market companies to $29 billion, down from $38 billion in 2014.

Emerging economies' share of global fundraising dipped from 14% in 2014 to 12% in 2015 and the sector's share of global investment slipped from 9% to 7% during the same period.

"Declines in fundraising and investment in China in part contributed to lower 2015 EM private capital totals overall, since the market typically accounts for a large share of EM activity," said EMPEA.

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