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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.
Moscow

From Russia with little love for private equity

Russian PE was languishing well before the arrest of the founder one of the country’s biggest private equity firms.

Calvey’s arrest has kicked Russian PE when it’s down

The arrest of Baring Vostok Capital Partners' US founder and three colleagues has done little to ease concerns about Russia as an investment destination for LPs.
Moscow, Russia

Baring Vostok installs replacement heads as Calvey remains in jail

The firm has temporarily suspended the four detained employees amid a dispute over the transfer of shares from one of its portfolio companies.
Moscow, Russia

Baring Vostok founder and three employees detained in Russia

The four members of one of Russia's oldest private equity firms were detained on Thursday due to a dispute pertaining to retail bank Orient Express, a Baring Vostok portfolio company.
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