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The biggest riser on this year’s list is greatly increasing its support for fund managers rocked by covid-19 and currency volatility.
Vilnius, Lithuania
Corporate pensions, family offices and high-net-worth investors are increasingly making up a bigger share of capital commitments.
PE-backed deals in Europe as of H1 2019, data from PitchBook
PE-backed deals in the region fell 22% to €132.6bn due to geopolitical headwinds, according to a report from PitchBook.
Since its inception in 2011, the RDIF has deployed nearly $3.5bn with co-investors.
Following the investment in Tigers Realm Coal, Baring Vostok’s Fund V will be roughly 20 percent deployed.
Sean Glodek, RDIF’s director, says deal momentum is picking up.
The firm has made its third investment this year by buying the landscaping division of John Deere.
Emerging market fund managers are being sought by the US government's DFI, which aims to commit $35m - $150m per qualified fund.
Even with LPs still committing to emerging market funds, fundraising for such vehicles is declining, with Asia totals flat, according to PEI’s Research & Analytics division.
The firm, which has been actively targeting Southern Europe in recent years, has taken a minority stake in Betty Blue using its €574 million Trilantic Capital Partners IV Europe.

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