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2018 in Europe: Brexit begins to bite

The UK is no longer the most active private equity market in Europe and some of the country's firms met a cool reception on the fundraising trail.

Why Turkish PE could delight LPs

eFront's chief strategy officer dives deep into the performance of Turkey's private equity funds.

KJK hits first close on third Balkan & Baltics fund – exclusive

The firm – which was launched in 2010 by four former Danske Capital executives – gathered €138m for KJK Fund III en route to its €250m cap.

Insurers acquire taste for CEE funds

They accounted for 7% of CEE fundraising in 2017, having committed nothing in the previous two years, research has found.

Hong Kong’s ADM offloads CEE, Kazakhstan PE arm – exclusive

A 16-strong team will continue raising CEECAT Recovery Fund II after completing a management buyout.

Banging the drum for PE in post-World Cup Russia

Institutional investors should follow the example of football fans and give Russia a chance, says Dominic Reed, partner of UFG Private Equity, which invests in the country and surrounding states.

Europe shines amid H1 fundraising drop

Total fundraising dropped to a three-year low of $162bn, down from a record $285bn for the same period last year, according to PEI data.

Why timing matters in emerging markets

Vehicles reached peak TVPI in their eighth year after launch, compared with the 10th year for developed markets, according to a report from eFront.

Oriens hits target on Central Europe fund – exclusive

The €70m Fund II will target controlling stakes in small- and mid-cap manufacturing and services companies in Hungary, the Czech Republic and Slovakia.

Ex-Danske team seeks €250m for Baltics and Balkans – exclusive

KJK Fund III will target approximately 15 buyouts or growth deals in Balkan countries such as Romania, Croatia and Bosnia-Herzegovina and the three Baltic states.

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