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Mid Europa Limits PE Fund Size Amid Investor Backlash

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viewpointSovereign wealth funds and public pensions continue to commit capital to European buyout private equity. A fundamental concern for institutional investors is the amount of quality deal flow versus the limited partner capital being committed. For example, Mid Europa Partners LLP, a private equity buyout firm focused on companies in Central and Eastern Europe and Turkey, has been forced to amend the size of their latest fund called Mid Europa Fund IV. This buyout fund will target companies with enterprise values between €100 to €500 million in regions such as Central Europe, the Balkans and Turkey.

Times were better before the crisis for private equity fundraisers.

The reasoning for the size modification is that the larger limited partners were concerned about the dwindling number of potential deals and size of deal opportunities in the region. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

Angolan Government Cancels Port Concession, Reviews Others

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Atlantic Ventures SA, which has ties to Isabel dos Santos (daughter to former Angolan president,) lost its concession rights to construct a US$ 1.5 billion port – the Barra do Dande port – near Luanda. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

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Egyptian Parliament Passes Draft Law on Misr Fund

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Egypt’s state news agency revealed the country is forming a sovereign wealth fund with initial capital of 5 billion Egyptian pounds, with 1 billion Egyptian pounds of that amount being immediately transferred from the Egyptian public treasury. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

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Capital Constellation Backs Middle Market PE Platform

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Capital Constellation is the investment platform owned by the Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation (APFC), RPMI Railpen, and Wafra Inc. on behalf of the Public Institution for Social Security of Kuwait (PIFSS). [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

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