On the 10 April 2013, over 100 private equity and venture capital leaders attended the Private Equity and Venture Capital in CEE and CIS Forum. The forum was held at the Citi Offices in London and gave the opportunity to trade associations from Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) to discuss opportunities and challenges for investment in the region with leading general partners, institutional investors, specialist service providers and policy makers.
According to the EVCA's "Central and Eastern Europe Statistics 2011" report CEE private equity has remained strong and resilient. PE/VC funds focused on CEE attracted €941m of new funds in 2011, up 48% compared to 2010 (and more than 135% on the previous year), an increase mainly driven by buyout funds. Venture capital investments grew significantly by 57% to account for 7.6% of total investments in CEE in 2011. In Russia, the number of active PE and VC funds raised totalled 174 with funds raised reaching $3.82bn compared with $1.74bn in 2010. In line with overall European trends, these figures illustrate the region's continued recovery and important role in the European economy.
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The event was made possible in partnership with Citi, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, Greenpark Capital, Guernsey International Finance Centre and in association with UKTI.
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