Mid Europa Partners, the private equity firm focused on buyouts in Central & Eastern Europe, announced today the final closing of Mid Europa Fund IV at €800 million, complemented by an additional pre-allocated co-investment program of €650 million. Fund IV represents the largest dedicated fund to the Region raised in the last 5 years.

21 Concordia, private equity fund of 21 Partners group, has just completed an investment in a leading Polish debt collection company, EGB Investments S.A.

Żabka Polska, spółka portfelowa Mid Europa Partners oraz lider polskiego rynku handlu detalicznego artykułami spożywczymi w segmencie "convenience" oraz "proximity supermarket", ogłosiła podpisanie umowy nabycia sieci 30 sklepów Kefirek zlokalizowanych na terenie Krakowa. Transakcja warunkowana jest uzyskaniem zgody UOKiK, a jej zakończenie przewidziane jest na drugą połowę 2014 roku.

Today Abris Capital Partners, the leading mid-market private equity fund for Central and Eastern Europe, has announced the acquisition of Urgent Curier, one of Romania’s leading domestic courier companies. The deal comes 20 months after Abris Capital Partners first entered the Romanian market through its acquisition of Cargus, one of the country’s biggest courier companies, in October 2012.

Travelata.ru, rosyjska spółka z segmentu online travel pozyskała 7 mln USD z drugiej rundy finansowania. Kapitał pochodzi od nowego inwestora jakim jest fundusz Europejskiego Banku Odbudowy i Rozwoju (ang. EBRD) oraz funduszu MCI.TechVentures (TV) i Mezzanine Management (MM), dotychczasowych inwestorów, będących jednocześnie akcjonariuszami spółki portfelowej Invia.

Abris Capital Partners announced today the sale of its entire shareholding in Alumetal SA, a secondary aluminium business headquartered in Kety, Poland. The exit was completed as part of the successful flotation of Alumetal on the Warsaw Stock Exchange.

Advent International, one of the largest and most experienced firms dedicated solely to private equity, and Janusz Tchórzewski, ULTIMO’s founder and minority shareholder, today announced the signing of an agreement to sell ULTIMO, a leading company in the debt management market, to B2Holding, a Norwegian specialty finance company with a strong presence in the Nordic and Baltic markets.

Funds under management and advisory of Resource Partners announced that they have increased their investment in World Class Romania by completing the buyout of minority shareholders. The transaction strengthens the partnership between Resource Partners and World Class management team in their goal to build the undisputed leader of Romanian fitness market.

Alpha Medical, a Mid Europa portfolio company and a leading provider of laboratory testing ]services in the Czech Republic and Slovakia, announced that it has completed the acquisition of Euromedic's laboratories in the Czech Republic.

Video game developer and publisher, Geewa, announced today the closing of a funding round totaling 4.2M US$. Lead Investor of this financing round is Springtide Ventures, member of the KKCG Group, a major investment group in the Czech Republic, with participation of existing investor, MCI Management. The investment will be utilized to grow the company’s game portfolio across browser and mobile platforms.