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Invest Europe’s Baudon hopeful of EU parliament compromise

Thierry Baudon, the industry body's recently appointed chairman, said the rise of the Greens in Europe is not incompatible with the interests of the private equity industry.

Bill Browder on investing in Russia: ‘You risk going to jail or dying’

Fund manager-turned-activist Bill Browder made his money investing in public equities in emerging markets; now he has all his capital invested in private equities in developed markets. As a man wanted dead by the Russian establishment, he has an interesting take on investment risk.
Moscow

From Russia with little love for private equity

Russian PE was languishing well before the arrest of the founder one of the country’s biggest private equity firms.

Calvey’s arrest has kicked Russian PE when it’s down

The arrest of Baring Vostok Capital Partners' US founder and three colleagues has done little to ease concerns about Russia as an investment destination for LPs.
Moscow, Russia

Baring Vostok installs replacement heads as Calvey remains in jail

The firm has temporarily suspended the four detained employees amid a dispute over the transfer of shares from one of its portfolio companies.
Moscow, Russia

Baring Vostok founder and three employees detained in Russia

The four members of one of Russia's oldest private equity firms were detained on Thursday due to a dispute pertaining to retail bank Orient Express, a Baring Vostok portfolio company.

Private equity ‘dares to touch’ Europe’s final frontier

The continent’s emerging eastern markets can be an acquired taste, spelling opportunity for those willing to take a leap of faith.

EMPEA 2018: Exits remain elusive in frontier markets

A former EBRD executive told EMPEA’s annual private equity conference that development finance institutions are more concerned than ever about ‘exitability.’

Is CEE saddling up for success?

The return of Mid Europa suggests another strong year for CEE fundraising, but the market remains too diverse to draw broad conclusions.

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.
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