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Private equity is endowed with a number of specific characteristics that sharply distinguish it from all other sources of capital available to private firms. In contrast to most Western countries, the companies targeted by most private equity investors in developing countries reside in the so-called “missing middle” — a vast universe of under-served, growth oriented small and mid-size businesses. Prof Leeds will explain why the case for this specialized investment mechanism is even more compelling in developing countries, where alternative sources of medium-and long- term capital and specialized business expertise are relatively scarce


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Dr. Leeds is a Professor at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) and Director of the School’s Center for International Business and Public Policy. He also has taught at Wharton Business School, University of Pennsylvania and Columbia University’s Graduate Business School.


Prior to joining the SAIS faculty, Dr. Leeds worked as an international finance practitioner for 25 years, including positions as an investment banker at Salomon Brothers, a senior staff member of the International Finance Corporation (World Bank), a partner at KPMG in charge of the firm’s global privatization practice and co-head of the emerging markets practice at a based private equity firm. More ...




This talk is a part of the HKUST IEMS & IPP – EY Emerging Market Insights Series. It is presented by HKUST IEMS and HKUST Institute for Public Policy (IPP) with support by EY.

Check out the next event in the series at http://iems.ust.hk/insights and past events in the series here.

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