Private Equity in Emerging Market 2015
27 October 2015 | InterContinental Park Lane, London #FTPEEM15

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Debevoise & Plimpton is one of the world's leading providers of legal services to private equity firms and their investment funds, portfolio companies and individual partners. A significant focus of our firm for more than 30 years, our private equity practice now calls on over 200 lawyers worldwide to provide "one-stop shopping" for fund formation, mergers and acquisitions, buy-side investments and secondaries, financing and all other aspects of our private equity clients' businesses. Since 1995, Debevoise has acted as counsel for sponsors of, and investors in, over 1,300 private equity funds worldwide, with committed capital of over $1 trillion. We advise private equity firms on the formation of, and on portfolio investments by, private equity funds pursuing all major investment strategies across the globe. We represent newly-formed firms and spinouts as well as leading independent and institutionally-sponsored private equity firms. Our practice is global, integrated and a market leader, with dedicated teams in the United States, Europe and Asia. Since the 1990s we have advised private equity firms investing in emerging markets, including Brazil, China, India, the Middle East and Russia.


Denham Capital is a leading energy and resources-focused global private equity firm with more than $7.9 billion of invested and committed capital across seven fund vehicles and offices in London, Boston, Houston, São Paulo and Perth. The firm makes direct investments in the energy and resources sectors, including businesses involving power generation, oil and gas, and mining, across the globe and all stages of the corporate lifecycle. Denham’s investment professionals apply deep operational and industry experience and work in partnership with management teams to achieve long-term investment objectives.
Clearwater Capital Partners, LLC (Clearwater) is an investment firm founded in December 2001 to invest in credit and special situations in Asia with assets under management of US$1.5 billion. The Firm’s extensive knowledge across multiple sectors and industries in China, India, South Korea, Australia, Southeast Asia and Pan Asia has enabled it to invest and realize over US$4 billion of capital across 350 positions. Clearwater employs a three-pronged investment strategy across direct lending, stressed credit, and distressed and special situation opportunities, using rigorous research and on-the-ground due diligence with downside protection and focus on exits. Clearwater employs over 45 professionals across six offices located throughout Asia.


B Analytics is an impact measurement, management and reporting platform used by over 150 investors, supply chain managers, business networks and governments. B Analytics enables organizations to measure what matters, capturing the impact of the companies they work with and allowing for benchmarking of data against over 35,000 companies in over 100 countries -- the largest database of private company impact data in the world. B Analytics is the platform that powers GIIRS Impact Ratings. GIIRS, launched in 2011, provides comprehensive impact ratings for over 80 private equity funds around the globe, and has evaluated over 700 portfolio companies through the rating process. GIIRS considers both the ESG or Operational impact and their Impact Business Model (products and services, target beneficiaries) of a business or fund. B Analytics is a product of B Lab, the non- profit organization behind B Corporations.

The Alternative Assets Network was set up in 2000 in order to inform and connect the global private equity and venture capital community. We believe that global economic growth is, at its heart, driven by entrepreneurial activity, which needs support, commitment and investment from a vibrant and efficient private equity industry. We support and promote the industry by serving its information needs and by facilitating a worldwide interactive community. AltAssets provides a global investor network supplemented by leading industry events, valued news and views, and a complete private equity app with research and directories designed to provide big data in the palm of your hand.