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PE deal volume continues to increase year-on-year as the region’s larger and faster-growing economies provide a hunting ground for international and domestic GPs.
Moscow, Russia
The government has propped up Russian private equity following western retrenchment in recent years; it remains unclear whether the industry can make it alone.
Local investor groups are increasingly more visible and competing for deals with private equity firms.
Moscow, Russia
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
Brexit uncertainty, Germany's manufacturing recession and increasing nationalism have affected investor sentiment across the Eurozone, according to PitchBook.
Geographic expansion was central to the strategies of all three companies.
Shenzhen, China
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
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
Carlyle Europe Partners V and KKR European Fund V are the biggest in market, seeking €5bn each.
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.

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