European private equity and international expansion risks

European private equity and international expansion risks

Charlotte Wales Blog, Private Equity

When European private equity firms are considering investing in companies that have ambitions to expand internationally, associated ESG risks must be focused on more sharply as part of this strategy, particularly when the targeted markets are in the Middle East, Africa and Indian regions. Investment in some of these less well-regulated markets and industries comes with far greater operational risk …

Responsible investing: Challenges and best practices in emerging markets

Responsible investing: Challenges and best practices in emerging markets

Charlotte Wales Blog, Private Equity

Emerging markets are highly unregulated. While this may provide opportunities for the less scrupulous elements of business, in the majority of cases burning bridges through smash and grab techniques will leave a lasting stain on the reputation of the organisation ensuring any future opportunities are firmly out of reach. Although regulation may be limited, the same behaviours that are legally …