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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.

EMEA GPs rein in spending

GPs deployed €19.2bn into entry deals in the first quarter of the year, down from €37bn in the same period in in 2017, according to S&P Global Market Intelligence.

PE spends big in CEE

CEE buyout values totalled €6.3bn across 43 deals last year, up from just €1.1bn of spending across 74 deals in 2016.

PEI Awards 2017: The EMEA winners

Firms, deals, fundraises and country-specific awards for Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

Bain seeks €1bn for European special sits – exclusive

The firm is aiming to hold a first close for Bain Capital Special Situations Europe in April, according to a Bain document seen by PEI.

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