"Forget B2B and C2C, it's E2E, it's emerging market to emerging market," says Linda Rottenberg, co-founder of Endeavor Global Inc., an organization that seeks to mentor emerging-market entrepreneurs and assist them in growing their businesses. "Instead of the me-too copycats where American ideas get replicated in emerging markets, we're seeing home-grown ideas get started in emerging markets and then get replicated across continents and regions because the conditions are very similar," Rottenberg explains, citing the success enjoyed by Bharti Enterprises Ltd.'s Sunil Bharti Mittal in India and Africa. Headquartered in New York, Endeavor has affiliates throughout Latin America,
Africa, the Middle East and Southeast Asia. The Deal magazine spoke with Rottenberg at the annual meeting of the
National Venture Capital Association as part of our Emerging Markets
Outlook video series, sponsored by Merrill DataSite. - Mary Kathleen Flynn
Low interest rates and alternative financing sources are just two of the many things affecting private equity deals right now, according to Paul Aversano, managing director at Alvarez & Marsal LLC. In a recent studio interview, Aversano discussed the conditions both buyers and sellers are facing at this time. Aversano, who is also the global practice leader for the firm's transaction advisory group, also outlined how low interest rates will continue to affect the M&A market and the pressure that PE firms are feeling to transact.