Private Equity Alert

    July 2011

    In this article, Squire Sanders partner Christopher A. Rose examines how Russian private equity is perceived differently by investors inside and outside of the market. Despite achieving high returns – statistics indicate a five-year return of 32.3 percent for Russia/CIS investments – and good macro-economic fundamentals, such as a rising GDP and low levels of indebtedness, institutional investors continue to perceive Russia as an unattractive market. Chris suggests this view may be due to misconceptions about typical private equity investments in Russia. He also discusses how the country’s private equity community is working to overcome these obstacles to growth and attract more institutional investors.

    Read the full text of Chris’ Investment Week article (PDF).

    For additional information on private equity opportunities in Russia, please contact your principal Squire Sanders lawyer or any of the lawyers listed in this Alert.

    This article is reprinted with permission from Investment Week.