Private equity firms invested in a record 464 companies in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) in 2019, with investment increasing by 7% year-on-year to €2.95 billion, as the industry strengthened its commitment to the SMEs and start-ups that are fueling the region’s economic growth and innovation, according to Invest Europe data.

Polskie Stowarzyszenie Inwestorów Kapitałowych ogłosiło laureatów trzeciej edycji konkursu Nagrody PSIK. Nagrody przyznano w dwunastu kategoriach, honorując najważniejszą postać i transakcję roku, a także najlepszych doradców i bank. 

A meeting of the PSIK Social Business Accelerator program was held on March 3, 2020. the program is led by the PSIK Philanthropy Committee and the Valores Foundation – the first Polish venture philanthropy fund.

Two final closes from Innova Capital at €271 million and Value4Capital at €91 million; Cogito Partners reached the first closing for its debut fund at € 55 million, and Tar Heel raised €100 million for the third fund.  Another major announcement was just made by Avallon, which raised so far € 80.6 million for its third fund.

Merry Christmas and a happy and prosperous 2019. Polish Private Equity and Venture Capital Association.

The PSIK Social Business Accelarator program is a mentoring program. So far, 67 social organizations and 52 PE / VC managers have participated in eight editions of the program. The Valores Foundation is Poland's first Venture Philanthropy fund. Valores Foundations has nine organizations in the portfolio so far. Four of them, who have already completed the program, have given support to over 2 million people.

PSIK Members Meeting on ESG standards and responsible investing took place on 6 November 2019. The aim of the meeting was to present the practical dimension of the ESG issue for GPs and their portfolio companies.

In September 2018 the 7th edition of the PSIK SBA Program, which is led by PSIK Philanthropy Committee and Valores Foundation, has been launched based on the success of the six previous editions. At the same time, the 6th edition has been completed.

Polish Financial Supervision Authority (KNF) answered to PSIK's question regarding the definition of offering financial instruments

Private equity fundraising for Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) hit the highest annual level in a decade in 2018 with €1.8 billion, according to new data from Invest Europe. Buyout funds in CEE raised €1.1 billion, while the region’s venture capital funds attracted over €500 million for the second year in a row.