Value4Capital today announces the acquisition of the Eastern European direct private equity activities of Amundi Private Equity Funds, comprising principally the investment advisory activities of SGAM Eastern Europe Limited Partnership.
Piotr Misztal, Jacek Pogonowski, and Bill Watson, former partners of the funds, have taken forward under their new partnership, Value4Capital, the investment advisory activities of SGAM Eastern Europe Limited Partnership, and the French parallel vehicle. SGAM Eastern Europe Limited Partnership, renamed V4C Eastern Europe, is a Jersey limited partnership with €125 million of committed capital.
Value4Capital has taken over Amundi’s existing offices in Warsaw and Bucharest as well as the personnel based there. It has a mandate to advise on the investments and divestments in the Eastern European EU members and aspiring countries.
Value4Capital intends to continue its focus on mid-market private equity investment in Central Europe.
Bill Watson and Jacek Pogonowski initially came together at Baring Private Equity Partners in 1998 before moving to help raise and manage SGAM Eastern Europe in 2005. Piotr Misztal joined the team in 2006. All four have been active in the Eastern European region since 1992.
Bill Watson: firstname.lastname@example.org tel: +33 6 08 00 97 93
Jacek Pogonowski: email@example.com, tel: +48 22 627 4000
Amundi Private Equity Funds:
With assets under management of €4.1 billion at 31 September 2011, Amundi Private Equity Funds offers its retail and institutional clients an extensive range of products tailored to their needs and giving them access to private equity and infrastructure funds of funds as well as private equity funds dedicated to direct shareholdings in non-listed companies. With over 34 investment professionals based in Paris, Amundi PEF helps companies at every stage of their growth, from creation to transmission, and forms long-standing and trusting relationships with its clients. Amundi PEF is an expertise of the Amundi Group. www.amundi-pef.com