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Mid Europa Partners announces the appointment of three new partners

12 November 2007

Mid Europa Partners, ("Mid Europa") the largest private equity firm focused on buyouts in Central Europe, announced today the appointment of Robert Knorr, Zbigniew Rekusz and Matthew Strassberg as Partners.

Robert Knorr joined Mid Europa in 1999 and is based in London. Robert has worked on a number of investments including Serbia Broadband, Calucem and Telemach. Prior to joining Mid Europa, he worked at Bankers Trust in London and Deutsche Bank in Milan. Robert has a BA in Economics from the La Sapienza University in Rome and a Masters in Finance from London Business School.

Zbigniew Rekusz joined Mid Europa in 2002 and heads its Warsaw office. Zbigniew has worked on a number of transactions including Wheelabrator, Invitel and Karneval. Prior to joining Mid Europa, Zbigniew worked at Barings Communications Equity and UNP Holdings. He graduated from University of Economics in Budapest and has a Masters degree in Economics.

Matthew Strassberg joined Mid Europa in 2002 and is based in London. Matthew has been involved in various investments including Luxmed/Medycyna Rodzinna, Bite, Aster and Invitel. Prior to joining Mid Europa, Matthew worked in investment banking at Merrill Lynch and JP Morgan and in private equity. Matthew has a BA in Economics from the University of Chicago and an MBA from INSEAD.

Thierry Baudon, Mid Europa's Managing Partner said: "We are delighted to welcome Robert, Zbigniew and Matthew as Partners and in this way recognize their significant contribution to Mid Europa. All three new partners have a long history within the firm in addition to their substantial private equity experience in our focus region."

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