Private equity funds exit Polish companies with good results

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The value of the exits on the Polish market increased five times to a record value of €285 million, according to the Polish Private Equity and Venture Capital Association. In 2013, private equity and venture capital funds operating in Central and Eastern Europe ended investments in 88 companies, in which they had invested a total of €741 million.

The value of new investments decreased to €783 million in 2013, a drop of 22 percent compared to the year before. The amount of money collected from the investors fell by 37 percent to €433 million.

Poland was the largest PE/VC  market in the region, with 49 percent share in the investment value and 38 percent share in the value of the exits. European investors from the CEE region remain the main source of the funds. Their share in the market rose from 38 percent in 2012 to 59 percent in 2013.  Some 48 percent of the money came from governmental agencies.


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