The record level of PE/VC investment in Poland in 2017 is estimated by PSIK. The equity value invested in 2017 in Poland exceeded EUR 2.2bn.

Over EUR 1bn had been raised for CEE by PSIK members in 2017 including three closings announced by: Enterprise Investors, Abris Capital Partners and Value4Capital.

PSIK recorded busy end of 2017, with seven transactions signed by the members in December.

Last month showed a solid activity of PSIK members including the latest exit from telco operator, acquisition of three consumer-oriented companies, and support of three Polish start-ups.

Noticeable activity on the Polish startup scene with five PSIK members’ portfolio companies receiving nearly EUR 10M of VC financing.

 Two Polish companies received PE/VC financing and one was exited to a trade buyer in October.

PSIK organised a seminar on Professional Standards. Bill Watson - Member and Past Chair of Invest Europe Professional Standards Committee; Managing Partner of Value4Capital - was a guest speaker at the seminar

Q3 2017 good for exits. PSIK recorded 10 divestments from members' portfolio companies

PSIK projects a very good year for private equity in CEE in 2017 at the Mergermarket / Unquote event - CEE M&A and Private Equity Forum taking place on 26-27 September 2017 in Warsaw.

2017 is shaping up to be a strong year for the CEE private equity industry. Industry leaders showed optimism during CEE M&A and Private Equity Forum, organized by Mergermarket and Unquote on 26th & 27th September in Warsaw.