Private Capital Markets - The Republic of Georgia

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Private Capital Markets - The Republic of Georgia

Georgia is widely considered to be one of the fastest-growing economies in the Caucasus, with private investments representing a particularly important opportunity in the country's economy. Recent years have shown that the Georgian energy industry is particularly ripe for investment, with hundreds of millions of private dollars pouring into the construction of hydroelectric power plants. Additionally, the establishment of the Georgian Co-Investment Fund has resulted in billions of private investments being funneled into Georgian industries such as tourism, hospitality, real estate, manufacturing, and agriculture.

EBRD And Investment In Georgia's Energy Sector

The Georgian Co-Investment Fund

Research Strategy

To begin, your research team conducted a thorough press scan of news and financial journal articles published in or about the Republic of Georgia in hopes of locating recent publications describing the nature of Georgia's private sector investment. The majority of information located referenced Georgia in terms of an emerging economy, with private investment discussions largely focused on current pain points and future opportunities. Older articles referenced the 2013 development of the Georgian Co-Investment Fund (GCF), which had the effect of spurring private investment in the country despite being a government-led initiative.

Next, we attempted to locate press releases, blog posts, financial reports, and other white papers from private firms who have previously conducted or intend to conduct business with Georgia. Documents of this nature were found among publications from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC), a UK-based consulting firm, both of which indicated the attractiveness of Georgia's electricity sector for private investors.

Finally, your research team scoured official documents released by the government of the Republic of Georgia, hoping to find official reports reviewing the country's private sector investment environment or growth opportunities. Unfortunately, very little could be found aside from information surrounding the GCF and related projects. In an attempt to provide a range of useful information, our research brief focused primarily on trends related to the potential of private investment in the Georgian energy sector, as well as investment trends spurred by the creation of the GCF.
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