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Warsoaring: Poland and CEE back on the ascent

As we approach the 10-year anniversary of accession to the European Union, CEE’s private equity market has reason to be optimistic. Kimberly Romaine reports from the 8th annual unquote”......

CEE unquote | 08 Apr 2014
Warsoaring: Poland and CEE back on the ascent
US law firms gear up to take on magic circle

US law firms gear up to take on magic circle

The recent high-profile moves of lawyers from magic circle firms to US outfits are changing the legal landscape of UK and European private equity. Alice Murray reports

UK unquote | 07 Apr 2014 | secure
Baltic businesses ripe for buy-and-build strategies

Baltic businesses ripe for buy-and-build strategies

In the second installment of our Baltic series, Ellie Pullen investigates the practical implications of investing in the region

CEE unquote | 04 Apr 2014
Baltic boasts Nordic nuance

Baltic boasts Nordic nuance

With impressive and continued GDP growth, a favourable positioning for exports, and businesses in need of growth capital, the time is ripe for private equity to make serious moves into the......

CEE unquote | 03 Apr 2014
Comment: Improving fund liquidity through fund finance

Comment: Improving fund liquidity through fund finance

The fund finance industry has changed substantially over recent years and undrawn LP commitments are now an important additional asset against which increased liquidity for the fund can......

unquote | 01 Apr 2014
Listed private equity capitalises on public markets uptick

Listed private equity capitalises on public markets uptick

The robust public markets have enabled a tidal wave of private equity-backed IPOs, but have also brought much needed positivity to listed private equity funds. Alice Murray reports

UK unquote | 31 Mar 2014 | secure
Spanish private equity set for renaissance

Spanish private equity set for renaissance

Sentiment is changing in the Spanish private equity industry as international investors set up shop in the local market. But are LPs equally bullish? Amy King reports

Southern Europe unquote | 25 Mar 2014 | secure
LBO France cashes in on buoyant debt markets for Labeyrie and Exxelia

LBO France cashes in on buoyant debt markets for Labeyrie and Exxelia

LBO France’s Labeyrie Fine Foods has tapped into a buoyant bond market to issue €275m of senior secured notes with a record low yield, while the GP has taken money off the table in Exxelia’s......

France unquote | 24 Mar 2014 | secure
Ukraine crisis threatens Russian FDI

Ukraine crisis threatens Russian FDI

Ellie Pullen looks back at Russia’s foreign direct investment (FDI) inflows before the recent developments in the Ukraine and asks what is in store for the country

CEE unquote | 19 Mar 2014
Ukrainian investors remain defiant amid Crimea crisis

Ukrainian investors remain defiant amid Crimea crisis

Financial markets have reflected the political tensions in Ukraine. Amy King investigates the potential impact on the country’s private equity landscape

CEE unquote | 12 Mar 2014
Q&A with Pantheon's Helen Steers

Q&A with Pantheon's Helen Steers

Pantheon partner and head of European primary investment Helen Steers speaks to Alice Murray about the latest trends in the market and her expectations for the coming months

unquote | 28 Feb 2014 | secure
All eyes on business-friendly Ireland as PE market grows

All eyes on business-friendly Ireland as PE market grows

A sudden burst of activity has brought the Irish private equity market to life: deals ranging from small- to large-cap, recent fund closes and a supportive government all spell an exciting......

UK unquote | 26 Feb 2014 | secure
Q&A: Michel Abouchalache, Quilvest & Partners

Q&A: Michel Abouchalache, Quilvest & Partners

Quilvest CEO Michel Abouchalache talks to Greg Gille about LP appetite for European private equity and shares his views on current investment opportunities

France unquote | 20 Feb 2014
Trade buyer appetite boosts mid-cap valuations

Trade buyer appetite boosts mid-cap valuations

Improved confidence from both corporates and private equity investors has resulted in lower mid-cap valuations creeping up in the last quarter of 2013, according to the latest Argos Mid-Market......

unquote | 12 Feb 2014 | secure
Public scrutiny bolsters appeal of onshore funds in the Nordics

Public scrutiny bolsters appeal of onshore funds in the Nordics

The tax debate and higher levels of political scrutiny over private equity are making onshore fund structures increasingly popular in the Nordic region, said participants at a BVCA-hosted......

Nordic unquote | 07 Feb 2014 | secure
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Steve Back, Emerisque Brands

Emerisque Brands, the retail-focused private equity house, has appointed Steve Back as an operating partner.

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Philippe Crochet, Keensight

Keensight Capital has promoted investment director Philippe Crochet to become the firm’s fourth partner.

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Fund administration and outsourcing services provider Ipes, backed by Silverfleet Capital Partners, has named Chris Merry as its new......

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Mid-market M&A and debt advisory firm Livingstone Partners has promoted director Daniel Domberger to partner.

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Investec has appointed Helen Lucas, former vice president in the debt finance origination team at Barclays, to its growth and acquisition......

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