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Central European Private Equity Confidence Survey

May 2011


The 17th edition of the Deloitte Central European Private Equity Confidence Survey shows that the confidence among Private Equity practitioners across Central Europe has risen to its highest level since the pre-crisis days of April 2007. 

There is a clear expectation of a forthcoming increase in market activity levels during the months to come, with 98% of respondents expecting these either to grow or to remain the same. 

Key findings 

  • Survey findings indicate that gradual economic recovery is reflected in the attitudes and expectations of the CE region's PE professionals; 
  • More respondents than in October 2010 now either expect the economic environment to remain the same or to improve; 
  • Confidence levels are now at their highest since the peak of April 2007, in line with those last experienced before the crisis; 
  • Identifying new investments will be the primary focus of PE practitioners over the next six months;
  • For 74% of the respondents, there is a strong focus on the Visegrad Four (Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia) for investment opportunities; 
  • Manufacturing and Food & Beverage are the two most attractive sectors for new investment; 

About the survey

pecs Deloitte's Central European Private Equity Confidence Survey reflects the       expectations of private equity professionals focusing on Central Europe. The   survey has been conducted twice a year since March 2003 and the results are based on questionnaires sent to professionals in private equity firms active in the following Central European countries: Estonia, Lithuania, Latvia, Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania, Moldova, Bulgaria, Macedonia, Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Serbia, Montenegro, and Albania.