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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.

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.

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