Baar-Zug, 21 December 2012
Partners Group, the global private markets investment manager, has seen continued demand from clients for its vintage 2011 Asia-Pacific and Emerging Markets private equity programs, closing the combined programs at USD 1 billion.
These programs pursue investments in the Asia-Pacific region as well as in other Emerging Markets globally, predominantly in Latin America, Eastern Europe and Africa. Whereas public market indices in these regions often reflect disproportionate exposure to large companies in dominant industries, private equity allows access to all sectors, including small and mid-cap companies that operate in higher growth areas of the economy and directly benefit from the increase in middle class spending.
Andreas Baumann, Partner and Co-Head Singapore, comments "We are honored by the trust our clients place in us and remain excited about the investment opportunities we are seeing in Emerging Markets around the globe. The growing number of middle class households and the changing demographics continue to benefit sectors such as healthcare, education, financial services, as well as consumer goods and services in general."