Type of the investor: Venture capitalist
Enterprise Investors is the oldest and one of the largest private equity firms in Central and Eastern Europe. We specialize in mid-market succession-driven buyout transactions and provision of expansion financing to high-growth enterprises across a range of sectors. Active since 1990, we have raised eight funds with total capital exceeding EUR 2 billion. These funds have invested EUR 1.7 billion in 138 companies.
We pursue a diversified approach to the industries we invest in. Since 2012 we have been investing the capital of Polish Enterprise Fund VII. This fund, like its predecessors, finances mid-market buyouts and growth companies in sectors driven by the convergence of CEE’s domestic consumption with the “old” EU, such as consumer products and retail, financial services, and healthcare. PEF VII also invests in sectors driven by CEE’s growing internationalization and competitive cost position, including IT, industrial products, and business process outsourcing. Poland accounts for approximately two-thirds of all the investments made by the firm, with the remainder invested across the growing economies of the “new” EU.
Enterprise Investors has exited 124 companies with total gross proceeds of EUR 3.4 billion. This number includes 34 IPOs of portfolio companies completed on the stock exchanges in Warsaw (WSE), Prague (PSE) and New York (NYSE).
We specialize in proprietary deal sourcing. Our team of close to 40 investment professionals – the most experienced in the region – provides a unique combination of skills and expertise, and has a track record of consistent performance. The firm operates through six offices located in Warsaw, Bratislava, Bucharest, Budapest, Prague and New York.