Preqin’s Investors Intelligence database shows that 177 LPs have a preference for investing in the Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) region and have previously made investments in that region in the past. The CEE region includes the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia and Slovenia, South-Eastern European countries, such as Albania, Bosnia and Turkey, and members of the Commonwealth of Independent States.
More than half of these investors (59%) are based in Europe, 38% are US-based investors and the remaining 3% are investors from other regions. The UK represents the largest base for institutional investors with an appetite for funds with a focus on the CEE region, with approximately 15% of such investors based there. Both Switzerland and Austria has 13% of these investors while Germany has 10%.
In the US, New York is a main location for the investors with an interest for funds with a focus on the CEE region, with 18% of investors located there. California hosts 13% of these investors and Massachusetts has 9% of investors based there. For investors outside Europe and the US, half of CEE interested investors are from South-East Asia and Australia and the remaining half are made up of investors from Bermuda and the Middle East.
More information on private equity investors can be obtained through Preqin's Investor Intelligence service.