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ABOUT  EM Capital Group and Seth R. Freeman

EM Capital Management, LLC, founded in 2005, focuses on emerging and frontier markets startups, private equity and listed growth companies, including developing new Impact and ESG oriented business ventures with leading local market entrepreneurs.   The firm is licensed by Indian and Vietnam securities regulators to invest in these fast-growing markets.

EM Capital Global Advisors provides our principal-level expertise to third-parties seeking significantly deeper knowledge, hands-on experience, risk management and real execution and complex cross-border problem-solving capacity not available from typical consultants.  Professional services include Deeper Due Diligence sm, asset management, turnaround management, interim CEO/CFO, restructuring, cross-border insolvency, due diligence, litigation support and fiduciary services.   


Proprietary Investments in Startups, Equities, Debt & Joint Ventures

EM Capital Management pursues a broad range of emerging and frontier markets investment strategies and business ventures on a proprietary basis, partnering with leading local market business leaders, entrepreneurs and investors, utilizing the expertise and relationships gained from decades of hands-on experience.   Our strategies are generally long-term oriented and range from conservative to high-risk new ventures.  


Incorporating "Impact Investing", SRI and ESG Factors in the Investment Process

We seek to incorporate Impact Investing practices and ESG factors into all of our activities, consistent with our early thought-leadership in advocating emerging markets socially responsible investment (SRI) and supporting UN PRI's entry into India and USSIF.   Seth R. Freeman, CEO, participated as an industry expert for the development of SASB standards, Sustainability Accounting Standards Board.


Extensive experience in organizing 40 Act Mutual Funds and private fund vehicles

As consultants to global investors seeking to invest in emerging and frontier markets, we have direct experience that will optimize the structure, reduce frustrating startup time, help with investment vehicle set-up, selecting and negotiating with service providers and reduce and control on-going SPV and fund-level operating expenses.  We are also familiar with licensing emerging and frontier markets indexes for passive funds and ETFs.  For example. EM Capital Management created one of the first India-focused U.S. 40 Act mutual funds registered with the SEC to invest in India with a stated small and mid-cap strategy using a tax-efficent offshore Mauritius structure.   We have also organized private Reg D Exempt funds under licenses granted by the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) and the Vietnam securities regulators.  Contact us for assistance with your new investment strategies.


Professional Services for:  Investors, funds, family offices, entrepreneurs, boards, lenders, creditors and their professionals

EM Capital provides an integrated suite of professional services that prophylactically and tactically address the inherent, yet frequently misunderstood complexities and risks of cross-border emerging and frontier markets investing.   The latter often involves turnaround management and restructuring services.  Seth R. Freeman, the lead founder, has been active in emerging and frontier markets for over 20 years and is a Certified Insolvency & Restructuring Advisor (CIRA).  For more information:  and past Editor of the Journal of Corporate Renewal, published by the Turnaround Management Association (TMA) and director and officer of the TMA Northern California Chapter.


Offering clients the the same extraordinary expertise as our proprietary projects

Professional advisory and consulting services are highly customized and clients benefit from the same expertise, execution skill, wisdom, sense of urgency, efficiency and risk management approach as our proprietary EM Capital Management projects.   Execution is highly efficient with professional fees and rates that  are highly competitive.


Manage investment & execution risk with our uniquely deep due diligence & insights

EM Capital leaders and special advisors, including former finance ministers, development bank officials and securities regulators, are recognized experts on investing and doing business in India,  China, Singapore, Vietnam and Mexico, with extensive professional experience in many other countries in Asia, New Europe, Latin America, Middle East and Africa.  


Globally recognized experts & thought leaders

Members of the firm frequently contribute on Bloomberg TV, CNBC and Reuters TV (Media page), feature in leading finance publications such as Euromoney, provide executive training seminars and speak at top business schools and industry conferences, globally.  Seth R. Freeman, CIRA, EM Capital Management co-founder and CEO has spoken at Harvard, Wharton, Columbia, NYU Stern, Chicago Booth, Georgetown, UC Berkeley Haas and Thunderbird MBA programs.


Senior Director Access 24 Hours per day

One benefit of operating globally is that EM Capital Senior Directors are available 24 hours per day and our network of highly qualified professionals around the world are available to respond virtually immediately to the most urgent situations, whether its a time-sensitive business opportunity or a full blown, high-stakes crisis.

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