Cerberus: Hunting For Returns In Mongolia

Courtesy of The Wall Street Journal, a report on the private-equity firm’s emerging-markets push which comes as U.S. firms explore so-called frontier markets across Asia and Africa New York-based Cerberus Capital Management LP is in talks to make its first investment in Mongolia as part of a broader push into the world’s riskiest markets. The private-equity firm, which manages $39 […]

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Coca-Cola To Invest US300M In Ethiopia

Via The Reporter, an article on Coca Cola’s plans to invest in Ethiopia: Stretching on 14.3 hectares of land, a new Coca-Cola Factory that requires an investment outlay of two billion birr or USD 70 million, said to be the largest plant for coca cola in the country, is set to be finalized early next […]

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European Football Clubs Invest In Emerging Markets

Courtesy of The Financial Times, an interesting look at how Europe’s professional sports clubs are becoming top players in outward direct investment: Europe’s increasingly foreign-owned football clubs are becoming top players in outward direct investment. In March, a delegation from Real Madrid CF met Iraq’s prime minister in Baghdad to talk about setting up a […]

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Regional Rivalries Over Sri Lanka’s Ports

Via East Asia Forum, a look at how foreign investments in Sri Lanka are made within the tapestry of regional and global power rivalries: When it comes to Sri Lanka’s national security and sovereignty, nothing seems more guaranteed to generate heated discussion than the spectre of foreign involvement in seaport developments. After years of wrangling, […]

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Ethiopia Plans To Issue Telco Licenses By Year-End

Via Reuters, a report on Ethiopia’s plan to open up its telecom sector: Ethiopia is aiming to award telco licenses to multinational mobile companies by the end of the year, ending a state monopoly and opening up one of the world’s last major closed telecoms markets, three people with direct knowledge of the process said. […]

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The Collapse Of Venezuela And Its Oil Industry

Via Forbes, an article on the destruction of PDVSA, Venezuela’s national oil company: How could Venezuela, the country with the largest oil resources in the planet — which received the largest commodity windfall in Latin America’s history and had the highest income per-capita in the region — end up with the worst economic depression, hyperinflation, […]

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Wildcats & Black Sheep is a personal interest blog dedicated to the identification and evaluation of maverick investment opportunities arising in frontier - and, what some may consider to be, “rogue” or “black sheep” - markets around the world.

Focusing primarily on The New Seven Sisters - the largely state owned petroleum companies from the emerging world that have become key players in the oil & gas industry as identified by Carola Hoyos, Chief Energy Correspondent for The Financial Times - but spanning other nascent opportunities around the globe that may hold potential in the years ahead, Wildcats & Black Sheep is a place for the adventurous to contemplate & evaluate the emerging markets of tomorrow.