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Mid Europa seeking €800m for latest fund – exclusive

The CEE-focused firm's Fund V is seeking the same amount it raised for its 2014-vintage predecessor, PEI has learned.

NBG spin-out eyes complex secondaries

Stage Capital, which spun out of National Bank of Greece's alternatives arm last year, is itself interested in backing spin-outs and portfolio transfers.

3i nets 2x on Soyaconcept

 The London-based private equity firm will double its return on selling its stake in fashion wholesaler Soyaconcept

Equistone invests in French business(2)

It’s the ninth investment made from the firm’s EPEF IV, the first independent Equistone fund which closed on €1.5bn in January.

Mid Europa in €200m high yield bond refinancing(2)

The Central and Eastern Europe-focused firm joins a list of other private equity groups that have recently opted for high-yield bonds as an alternative to senior debt financing.

Montagu sells $1bn Emitel to Alinda

Its latest successful exit in Poland means Montagu has now returned nearly €2.2bn to LPs in 18 months.

Blackstone seals €1.2bn manufacturing exit

The sale of packaging manufacturer Mivisa will generate a 35% IRR for Blackstone and co-owners N+1 Mercapital and Dinamia.

Mid Europa seals 3x exit to KKR

The exit comes as Mid Europa seeks to raise €1bn for its fourth buyout fund, which is expected to hold a first close before the end of the year.

Bridgepoint takes the biscuit with Dr Gerard

The UK firm hopes to consolidate the fragmented CEE market following the acquisition of the Polish biscuit maker.

Mid Europa gets on board with Polish ski lifts

The CEE-focused firm has picked up a majority stake in lift operator Jaworzyna Krynicka, as it looks to capitalise on Poland’s expanding leisure market.