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Regional Expertise

Central Europe – Europe’s fastest growing region

During our 20 years of investing experience in the region, our Group has become the regional leader in Alternative Financing. With 3 country offices, the breadth of our coverage is our forte.

A convergence play

We advised on mezzanine and associated private equity investments in countries which acceded to the European Union in 2004 and 2007, and we have a regional presence in Central and Eastern Europe for over 20 years.

Reasons for growth finance in Central Europe

Three equally important factors qualify the need for growth finance in Central Europe:

  • Improved macroeconomic, regulatory, and legal framework in Central Europe which allows for strong growth, even in a difficult global market environment
  • The region is underserved by traditional lenders, as Basel III regulations have had a negative effect on bank preparedness to lend generally, and to mid-caps in particular, therefore opening space for alternative capital providers
  • A funding gap resulting from a limited number of dedicated non-bank providers of non-equity term finance for growing companies

Response to the scarcity of classical funds

Investments are well differentiated across sectors within the region. Anticipating the growing opportunity for high-grade investments along with regional convergence, the credibility and demand for private debt will correlate in growth. This will occur – particularly as other sources of financing temporarily withdraw from the market or contract as a result of the financial crisis – and as the availability of increasingly attractive pricing is realised from an improved risk/return profile.

Local know-how

Doing business in a fragmented region comprising numerous countries, languages, legislations, economic frameworks and currencies such as Central Europe, requires the utmost dedication and expertise. The cumulated experience of our team provides for a structured business approach, and a long-term growth perspective.