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Tallahassee, Florida
The $164bn pension plan, which is focused on getting more exposure to smaller managers in Europe, finds language and regulatory differences within the EU still tough to navigate.
Vilnius, Lithuania
INVL Asset Management held a €165m final close on its latest fund and will back up to 10 companies in the Baltics, Scandinavia and Central Europe.
Business people passing baton
Sponsor-to-sponsor deals, a steady source of dealflow for GPs, usually generate favourable returns so long as the market cooperates, according to a report from Adams Street Partners.
CMS Emerging Europe report - Infogram
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.
Local investor groups are increasingly more visible and competing for deals with private equity firms.
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.
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.
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