Reposted from The New York Times
By RON GLUCKMAN
“You just need to do your research, build good local teams and make the right deals” – Doug Clayton
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia — Investors started poking around for deals here five years ago, as the war-torn country began to move past its legacy of genocide and coups. When the global financial crisis struck, Cambodia’s fast-growing economy crashed and the dollars flowing from abroad evaporated. More…
Reposted from The Wall Street Journal
By PATRICK BARTA
Chairman of Leopard Capital (Marc Faber) is seeking to raise $150 million for two Myanmar – focused funds.
YANGON, Myanmar—Private-equity firms are divided over whether Myanmar will be a source of huge profits, or just another place to endure losses. More…
Reposted from CNBC
Douglas Clayton interview on CNBC
Douglas Clayton, Managing Partner, Leopard Capital discusses investing in Vietnam, and potential IMF assistance to help Vietnam avoid Thailand’s mistakes made during the 1990s. View the entire interview here.
Reposted from Capitalist Exploits
By Mark Wallace
Equal ownership creates “gridlock”
As we were charging down the road to Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar’s administrative capital in our imported luxury coach, wrapped curiously with Manchester United’s logo and team colors (odd…as foot ball is not a major sport in Myanmar), our very engaging host got on the crackly microphone to tell us a bit about Myanmar. More…
Reposted from Parlons Affaires
By Marlynne Bidos
Leopard CEO – Doug Clayton
In today’s risk-averse world, a private equity fund that actively seeks investments in developing countries sounds like an oxymoron. This contradiction, however, is the essence of Leopard Capital’s philosophy. Leopard prides itself on being a pioneer investor in pre-emerging economies.
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Douglas Clayton, CEO/Founder of Leopard Capital, talks with Pimm Fox of Bloomberg about investment opportunities in Cambodia and Myanmar, and the launch of the new Leopard Haiti Fund.
Leopard Capital CEO Douglas Clayton seated next to the VP of the IFC Rachel Robbins
Reposted from Defend Haiti
With the signing of a commitment with the International Finance Corporation, Leopard Capital established the first private equity fund to operate and focus exclusively on Haitian investments, post-2010-earthquake. More…
Douglas Clayton is the Founder and CEO of Leopard Capital
Reposted from The Economic Times
SINGAPORE/HONG KONG, May 25 (Reuters) – Hong Kong’s Cube Capital and Marc Faber-backed Leopard Capital are among Asian private equity firms lining up nearly $500 million aimed at Myanmar, hoping to tap into its rich natural resources and fill its infrastructure void, as sanctions on the former pariah state are lifted.
After 50 years of military rule, Myanmar is one of Asia’s poorest countries, but with abundant resources like oil and gemstones, it’s one of the last untapped frontier markets. Dramatic political reforms have opened the path to foreign financial investments, though putting money to work there is expected to take time. More…
(To view the original article from Altassets, click here.)
Altassets reports in an article entitled “Leopard Capital plans historic Myanmar fundraise amid 2012 activity”, Frontier markets investor Leopard Capital will begin fundraising for a Myanmar focused investment vehicle this year.
Founder and CEO of Leopard Capital, Douglas Clayton indicated the firm’s fundraising activity this year will also be geared toward investment funds for Bangladesh, Haiti and a second fund for Cambodia and Laos. More…