Private Equity Investing in Emerging Markets: Opportunities for Value Creation is published by Palgrave Macmillan in February 2015. This book has 320 pages in English, ISBN-13 978-1137435347.
Private equity is a financing tool uniquely suited to unlocking value in and strengthening the performance of businesses in emerging market countries. Professionally managed private equity funds invest in companies of all sizes, which investors perceive as undervalued and ripe for restructuring, while private equity investors offer their portfolio companies their business expertise. These professionals have the experience and the financial incentives to be active, hands-on partners with a company’s management and to strengthen long-term company performance. It is the application of this scarce non-financial, performance enhancing know-how, combined with the injection of capital that makes private equity unique and especially compelling in developing countries. Drawing heavily on the author’s almost four decades of experience as both a practitioner and academician working with private equity investors, entrepreneurs and policymakers in over 100 developing countries around the world, Private Equity Investing in Emerging Markets uses anecdotes and case studies to illustrate and reinforce the key arguments for private equity investment in emerging economies.