A new report from Preqin on private equity in emerging markets (EM) finds that the total assets held by managers based in these regions have increased year-on-year to approach $300bn as of September 2015, the latest data available. The combined AUM of EM-based managers did not see much growth in 2014, rising from $248bn at the end of 2013 to $258bn a year later. Since then, however, total assets have risen $39bn in nine months, to hit record highs. This growth has been primarily based on an increase in the value of assets from which funds have yet to exit; the level of uncalled capital available for investment peaked at $94bn at the end of 2013 and has since fallen to $89bn, while unrealized value has grown from $154bn to $208bn in the same period.
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