Podcast: Beyond Covid-19: Emerging market private equity driving growth
30 June 2020
Corporate partner, David Foster and funds and asset management counsel, Kamar Jaffer are joined by V. Shankar, co-founder and chief executive officer and Huda Al-Lawati, partner, both at Gateway Partners*. They discuss the role private equity can play in emerging markets as one of the key drivers of global growth following the Covid-19 coronavirus crisis.
Issues discussed in this podcast include:
- Long-term outlook in favour of emerging markets such as Africa, Middle East and Asia including the factors underpinning their attractiveness, relevance and growth potential.
- Role of private equity in the face of megatrends such as supply chain disruption and de-globalization.
- Lessons learnt from the Covid-19 coronavirus crisis including the impact on fundraising and changes in the approach, structuring of deals, valuations and management of portfolio companies going forward.
*Gateway Partners invests in the dynamic growth markets of South and Southeast Asia, Middle East & Africa. Founded in 2014, Gateway closed its first private equity fund in September 2016 with USD757.5 million of committed capital.