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Private Equity Market in Russia and CIS in 1H 2012


In 1H 2012 the private equity market in Russia is still growing, the number and volume of deals was higher than in the same period of time in 2011, the largest local private equity firms announced of new funds.


Market Size and Industries


Private Equity Russia & CIS Journal estimates the volume of deals with private equity funds in Russia at USD 2720M+ in 1H 2012. Total number of deals was 28, amongst which there were nine exits. Most of the deals were focused on TMT.



The largest deals were the exit deals with Facebook (DST funds, ~USD 1730M) and Kaspersky Lab (General Atlantic, USD 200M+), the largest enter deal was with European Medical Center (Baring Vostok Private Equity Fund IV, USD 100M).


In the CIS countries the deals with private equity funds happened in Kazakhstan (3 deals, USD 33,1M) and Ukraine (2 deals, >27,5M).


New Funds


Totally private equity firms, announced of plans to start 8 new funds focused on Russia. The total size of planned investment is USD 4390M.


In the CIS also three funds are planned to start with total size of USD 250M+.