Private equity funds in emerging markets provide much-needed growth capital and sector expertise to small- and medium-sized businesses, which are key drivers of innovation and job creation.
Fund managers in emerging markets are not passive financial investors; they become real partners of the companies they invest in. In addition to bringing capital, the fund managers IFC works with bring the expertise and access to networks that fast-growing companies need as they expand. For example, a company moving from 20 to 100 staff will require more structured accounting and human resources systems, as well as different approaches to product marketing. Backed by IFC, fund managers offer capital and hands-on business advice that help companies go through these structural changes in an effective and efficient way.