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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.

Bain eyes Q2 first and final close on Europe V – exclusive

The private equity firm is also expected to begin raising its fourth Asian fund in the third quarter, Private Equity International has learned.

V4C to hold interim close on CEE fund – exclusive

The Warsaw-based firm held a first close on over €75m in December and will complete another this month to accommodate an additional limited partner, PEI understands.

Looking ahead: Europe in 2018

Fears of a bear market, declining UK appeal and Asian acquisitions are expected to dominate the continent in 2018.

PE fundraising nears 2008 levels – updated

Several huge closes drove the average fund size to $778.8m in 2017, up from $564.2m the previous year.

Looking back: Europe in 2017

Private equity professionals have identified three key trends that helped to shape the European market during 2017.

Europe builds a case for add-ons

Acquisitions by private equity-backed companies with European headquarters rose 20% during the first half, according to Silverfleet Capital.

Emerging markets CEE: data digest

Political risk is a key concern for investors across the region.

Emerging markets CEE: Local knowledge is crucial in Turkey

Working in the country requires feet on the ground.

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