Fear is a strange thing – never more so than for private equity investing in emerging markets. Investors fear what they don’t know, and local currency risk is a big unknown. With nearly 75% of F&EM PE funds being denominated… Read more
It is still early days, but we are pleased with the investment pace and delighted with the results achieved so far, especially in view of the considerable headwinds the portfolio has faced from the strong US Dollar. Recently, we have… Read more
Kitchener, Canada & Amsterdam, the Netherlands – 09 May 2017 Sarona Asset Management is pleased to announce that it has appointed Marina Leytes as European Head of Investor Relations, Business Development and ESG & Impact. She has already started… Read more
Impacting Africa: Sarona has been a key player in the African LP space, backing some of the continent’s leading fund managers.
Co-managing partner Vivina Berla met with Private Equity Africa to discuss ethos, strategies, risks and opportunities in Africa. Read the full article here. Read more
After committing 92% of the $150 million AUM and deploying just over half of the capital, we are delighted to announce that Sarona Frontier Markets Fund 2 LPs’ achieved a TVPI of 1.05x in USD as of September 2016. In… Read more
In today’s publication of Bloomberg Briefs focused on sustainable finance, Sarona’s third fund was highlighted as we continue our efforts to generate superior risk-adjusted returns alongside high ESG standards adoption in small to medium enterprises in Frontier and Emerging Markets. Read more
Only a few more days and President-Elect Trump will be President Trump. While many may have significant reservations about the impending “Trump effect”, we believe that it will prove to be less pronounced than many investors fear. Please do read… Read more
Development Initiatives has just published a report called Blended finance: Understanding its potential for Agenda 2030. Sarona was delighted to see that the paper includes a case study describing the success of our collaborative efforts with the Canadian and the… Read more
John Hoffmire, Director at SaÏd Business School at Oxford University, writes about Sarona’s unique investment approach targeting high financial returns based on ethical, social and environmental values. Read the full article here. Read more
Drivers of returns from private equity in Frontier and Emerging Markets: Are geopolitical risks an issue for Sarona’s portfolios?
Vivina Berla, Co-Managing Partner of Sarona Asset Management, speaks about investing in Frontier and Emerging Markets, a mindful approach to portfolio construction, and the importance of picking the right fund managers in an interview recently published by Private Equity International.… Read more