On 27 March, 2023, at the Global Private Capital Conference in New York, the Dutch entrepreneurial development bank (FMO) and the German Investment Corporation (DEG) signed parallel agreements with the Global Private Capital Association (GPCA), reaffirming their commitment to scaling and expanding collaborative online Executive Education series – Inside Private Capital. Inside Private Capital features practitioner-led trainings for private capital investors in Asia, Latin America, Africa, Central & Eastern Europe, and the Middle East. Each training features original, case-driven content in a live, virtual format that maximizes peer-to-peer learning and interaction with practitioner faculty. FMO funds this initiative under its Technical Assistance program which aims to support our existing and future clients with value creation activities.
GPCA is a non-profit, independent membership organization representing private capital investors who manage more than USD2t in assets across Asia, Latin America, Africa, Central & Eastern Europe, and the Middle East. United by a long-term investment approach, GPCA’s members are fund and institutional investors including private equity, growth equity, venture capital, private credit, real assets, pension plans and sovereign wealth funds, among others.
With FMO and DEG’s support, GPCA will leverage its unparalleled network to provide global fund managers with opportunities to learn from their peers, successful practitioners, and industry leaders. Inside Private Capital trainings are free to GPCA and LAVCA Members as well as guests of DEG and FMO.
From left to right: Gunnar Stork – DEG, Cate Ambrose – GPCA, Jaap Reinking – FMO, Anneloes Dros – FMO, Vedantika (Vika) Bhagat – FMO, Mercedes Sotoca – FMO, Annemarie van Duijn – FMO
FMO supports this program under a larger framework agreement with GPCA which is targeted towards trainings, capacity building, peer-to-peer learning and mentoring for fund managers. Through targeted programming that encourages the sharing of best practices, GPCA will develop fund managers’ capacity as it relates to institutionalization, governance, ESG practices, climate, gender and other related areas. This capacity building aims to support Fund Managers improve their returns as well as create broader economic and social returns for communities across Asia, Latin America, Africa, Central & Eastern Europe and the Middle East. Jaap Reinking, Director Private Equity said “By providing this support to GPCA we hope that the Association will be positioned better as a promoter and centre of excellence of private equity in emerging and frontier markets”
FMO and DEG have a long history of supporting fund managers in the industry and are founding members of GPCA’s Development Finance Institution (DFI) Leadership Council; through that platform and their broad organizational support, both entities have played a critical role in developing the association and its network of global investors on the ground in Asia, Latin America, Africa, Central & Eastern Europe and the Middle East. This new commitment is a testament both to the success and utility of GPCA’s programming to date, and to the opportunity for continued investor capacity development across global markets.