What are the fundamentals supporting growth of private equity in the region
The positive factors supporting the Asian growth story include decreasing dependence on the US and Europe due to the growing, and now much larger, domestic markets increasing intra-Asian trade ongoing urbanisation and the emergence of a sizeable middle class with rising consumer purchasing power.
For example, in 2005 China’s middle class accounted for less than 10% of its consumers, yet by 2025 it is predicted to account for around 60%. In India, approximately 30% of the population currently resides in the urban centres of the country, and the figure will only continue to head upwards.
Although Asian equity markets are...