Europe’s private equity and venture capital industry are more than just observers of political events: we are investors, partners to entrepreneurs, employers, and a continuous force for growth in markets and people. Security, predictability and accountability are the cornerstones of a vibrant private equity and venture capital market, framed by the laws and regulations in which the market operates, as part of global value-chains. From a narrow – and in these early days barely relevant – industry perspective, we are saddened to see a blooming economy, private equity and venture market in Ukraine wilt under the weight of war.
We stand behind the people of Ukraine. We stand together as an industry.