Quick Facts about EPEG:
Eurasian Private Equity Group (EPEG) is the Investment Advisor for the EPEG Small Company Buyout Fund. EPEG brings together a seasoned group of Russia-focused investment professionals led by former Russian cabinet minister Dr. Igor Kostikov. The Fund is a variable capital, closed-ended, European Union-regulated investment fund licensed by the Central Bank of Cyprus open to accredited investors. Dr. Kostikov has assembled a group of professionals, resources and strategic partners well-positioned to capitalize on the real story of Russia's amazing economic performance. Join us in mining the "new Klondike" of Russia and the CIS.
The EPEG Small Company Buyout Fund is unique in its market focus, management composition, competitive advantages and in-house resources. Headed by Dr. Igor Kostikov, former Russian financial markets cabinet minister (2000-2004), the EPEG Small Company Buyout Fund offers foreign investors the only European Union-regulated vehicle focused on the exciting lower mind-market space actively managed by Russian professionals. Only now can Western investors access a 'Russian' Russia-focused fund investing in the lower mid-market led by a Russian general partner of Dr. Kostikov’s stature and experience. EPEG focuses on lower mid-market buyouts, takeovers of ex-Soviet enterprises, and selected real estate opportunities, three rapidly growing areas of one of the world's leading emerging markets. The Russian lower mid-market space contains a wealth of expansion-stage equity investment opportunities in established small companies with strong management teams which are well-placed for growth. Investments in government privatizations and takeovers of failing ex-Soviet enterprises are facilitated by EPEG's reach and unique contact network. Real estate in Russia has returned tremendous capital appreciation. A possible core difference versus developed real estate markets is the absence of a boom-bust cycle driven by monetary policy fluctuations. EPEG believes Russian real estate to be fundamentally undervalued due to the recent transition to private property and undeveloped credit markets. The Fund's access to financing gives it a competitive advantage when levering real estate returns as Russia lacks commercial mortgage facilities. Our management team's experience, proprietary deal flow, local market knowledge and contact network in both the public and private sector coupled with the new Russian investment paradigm may be a compelling reason to invest. According to the Center of Macroeconomic Analysis and Short-term Forecasting, over the next four years Russia will attract $83 billion in direct foreign investment which is almost twice as much as over the previous 11 years. The Russian government's central focus is doubling gross national product over the next ten years. EPEG and its investors are well situated to profit from the strength of Russia's growing economy. Realize superior returns, capital appreciation, attractive capitalization rates and portfolio diversification in one of the world's top emerging markets.
One Company, Two Distinct Goals
EPEG tailors its offerings to two distinct types of investors. For investment partners looking for superior cash flow generation with a reduced level of risk, commercial real estate development and management generate significant capital gains and offer profits vs. equity (capitalization) rates which exceed twice the historical averages of the US and Western Europe. As an asset-backed investment with steady earnings, appreciation and a lower risk coefficient, these investments provide a significant premium to similar vehicles. As world interest rates hover at historical lows and public and private bonds provide less attractive returns, Russian real estate development projects can offer a significant premium to an investment portfolio. For more growth-minded investment partners, EPEG offers the EPEG Small Company Buyout Fund as well as a variety of opportunities in small company equity partnerships, takeovers of under-performing ex-Soviet enterprises, government real estate and company privatizations, property development, rehabilitation and management. While past returns are not a predicator of future performance, projects undertaken by the investment professionals who comprise EPEG have consistently produced superior investment results. For more information on the EPEG Small Company Buyout Fund review the downloadable brochures and contact us for a Memorandum of Offering.