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Russia’s Elbrus targets Asia, Middle East for $600m fundraise – exclusive

Its first fund, a 2008-vintage, still has four remaining assets and is operating at 0.8x gross total value, according to a source with knowledge of the matter.
Europe exits in Q3 2019 PitchBook data

Europe exits tumble in Q3 as investors take pause – report

Brexit uncertainty, Germany's manufacturing recession and increasing nationalism have affected investor sentiment across the Eurozone, according to PitchBook.

OpEx Awards: EMEA overview

Geographic expansion was central to the strategies of all three companies.
Shenzhen, China

China slump drags down emerging markets fundraising

Trade disputes, bad debts in the financial system and a difficult exit environment for tech companies have affected investor appetite for China, according to EMPEA.
Warsaw, Poland

CEE-focused funds break fundraising record – report

Funding from non-European investors accounted for close to 40 percent of total commitments for the region in 2018, according to a report from Invest Europe.
Europe-focused funds in market as of 15 August 2019

Europe’s largest funds seek €21bn ahead of bumper 2020

Carlyle Europe Partners V and KKR European Fund V are the biggest in market, seeking €5bn each.

Invest Europe’s Baudon hopeful of EU parliament compromise

Thierry Baudon, the industry body's recently appointed chairman, said the rise of the Greens in Europe is not incompatible with the interests of the private equity industry.

VIDEO: Bill Browder on the problem with emerging markets

In this two-minute video, the Russia veteran explains why rule of law and property rights are crucial to a successful investment.

Bill Browder on investing in Russia: ‘You risk going to jail or dying’

Fund manager-turned-activist Bill Browder made his money investing in public equities in emerging markets; now he has all his capital invested in private equities in developed markets. As a man wanted dead by the Russian establishment, he has an interesting take on investment risk.

Connecticut to boost diversification with Europe and secondaries

The state’s treasurer will add an additional $200m per year in a transition plan to increase private equity allocation.
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